Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood dug himself an early hole against the Giants and now the Rockies' lead for the second NL wild card is in jeopardy after a 4-0 loss to last-place San Francisco on Wednesday, the club's third straight defeat.
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Rockies' wild-card grip slipping?
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The Brewers aren't gaining ground on the Cubs, who have won seven in a row, but they have gained ground on the Rockies. It was a bit of a bad-luck loss for Colorado. The Giants beat the Rockies with a run in the ninth, thanks to an infield hit, a bunt single and an opposite-field groundball. The Brewers (8-2 in their past 10 games) are now just a game behind the Rockies for the second wild card. With the Cardinals lurking 3.5 back.
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Donaldson headlines Saturday's longest home runs
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