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D-Backs Will Play In 1st Postseason Game In 6 Years Tonight
The Arizona Diamondbacks will play in their first postseason game in six years tonight.
They’ll host the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card game at Chase Field.
The D-Backs finished the regular season 6 games in front of Colorado but need to win one more against them in order to earn a spot in the Division Series.
Manager Torey Lovullo says the winner-take-all scenario is just fine with him.
“It’s a one game, knockout moment where the chips are all in there. We know what the stakes are. In baseball, I think that we’re all adrenaline junkies. We love those moments. We live for them. We prepare for them. We know how to navigate through them. I enjoy feeling pressure," Lovullo said.
The Diamondbacks finished the regular season with 93 wins after finishing with 93 losses last season.
Arizona will throw ace Zack Greinke against Colorado’s Jon Gray in tonight’s Wild Card game which starts at 5:08 p.m. Tickets are sold out. The winner plays the Dodgers in the Division Series starting on Friday in Los Angeles.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the start time of the Diamondback's game.