The Chicago Cubs ended the MLB regular season on Sunday with a 10-5 victory over the Cardinals to give them 95 wins—the most in the National League. So, it goes without saying they will be playing in the post season.
Well… not really.
See, the thing is, they were tied with the Milwaukee Brewers who also had 95 wins in the NL Central. So they faced each other Monday for the NL Central, which the Brewers won 3-1 to gain home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Cubs, as losers, played the Rockies last night in the ML single-elimination Wild Card game. The Rockies went up 1-0 in the top of the first but after the Cubs tied it in the eighth, the game went extras. Setting up pinch hitter Tony Wolters with his game winning single in the top of the 13th.
And just like that, the Cubs may have won 95 games but their two-game losing streak to end the season cost them the post season