It comes down to Game 5, with the Milwaukee Brewers, the best home team in baseball, hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks for the right to advance to the NLCS.

Willie Bloomquist Norm Hall/Getty Images

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WT: 185 lbs. HT: 5-11
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Nov. 27, 1977
BIRTHPLACE: Bremerton, Wash.

Signed to be Arizona's utility infielder, Bloomquist was pushed into the starting role when Stephen Drew injured his knee. … Now shares the position with late-season acquisition John McDonald, who has the better glove. … Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to Kirk Gibson's platoon strategy with the two. … Bloomquist did hit .303 vs. left-handers.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 1020 2822 396 767 18 221 .272 .346 .665

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