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Cubs' One-Game Playoff Wednesday Night Will Be in Pittsburgh

By Bettina Chang | October 4, 2015 5:16pm
 Joe Maddon salutes Cubs fans at Wrigley Field September 26, 2015.
Joe Maddon salutes Cubs fans at Wrigley Field September 26, 2015.
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CHICAGO — The Cubs ended the 2015 MLB regular season with an eight-game win streak, but it wasn't enough to secure home-field advantage for Wednesday's one-game playoff against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With both teams winning their respective games Sunday evening, the Pirates finished the season with a 98-64 record, besting the Cubs' 97-65 record.

The game will take place at PNC Park at 7 p.m. CT and will air on ESPN.

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta (22-6, 1.77 ERA) will face off with Gerrit Cole (19-8, 2.60 ERA) for the game Wednesday night, with the winner continuing on to the best-of-five National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

While the Cubs clinched their Wild Card spot last week, the location of the game was up in the air as the Cubs' starters went on a tear, leading the team to an eight-game winning streak. But with a Pirates win over the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, the North Siders fell just short of bringing their first postseason game in seven years to Wrigley Field.

Still, the Cubs ended the season on a high note with a win over the Milwaukee Brewers and going 22-9 in their last 31 ball games.

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