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A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks: ___ Schedule: Wednesday, at Phoenix, 8:08 p.m. (TBS). ___ Season Series: Arizona won 11-8. ___ Projected Lineups: Rockies: CF Charlie Blackmon (.331, NL batting champ, 37 HRs, 104 RBIs, 14 triples, 14 SBs), 2B DJ LeMahieu (.310, 8, 64), 3B […]


DENVER | Rest assured, Carlos Gonzalez is a different player since August. Turns out, the Colorado Rockies ‘ charismatic outfielder just needed a good night’s sleep. Struggling at the plate early in the season, Gonzalez tossed and turned each night before finally visiting a sleep specialist about two months ago. Now, it’s his bat that’s awake as he and the Rockies are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2009. This is better than a dream, too, for the only holdover player from that ’09 squad.


DENVER | Even for a storied franchise like the Los Angeles Dodgers, this was a season for the ages. Already forgotten. Corey Seager had three hits to break out of a funk and the Dodgers head into the postseason with a World Series-or-bust mentality, holding off the playoff-bound Colorado Rockies 6-3 in the regular-season finale Sunday.