D-Backs announce wild card pregame festivities

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Tickets for the Diamondbacks' Wild Card game are all sold out! (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) Tickets for the Diamondbacks' Wild Card game are all sold out! (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Tickets for the Wild Card home game on Oct. 4 were sold out in only one hour.

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Fans are encouraged to attend the Wild Card opener early. Chase Field will open at 3 p.m. on Wednesday for a celebratory pregame. 

[RELATED: Diamondbacks clinch home playoff game, tickets on sale Monday]

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor inductee Kurt Warner will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Phoenix-native and trumpeter Jesse McGuire will perform the national anthem.

[RELATED: Kurt Warner's rags-to-riches tale takes him to Hall of Fame]

MVP hopeful Paul Goldschmidt and the D-Backs face NL West rival Colorado Rockies for a do-or-die matchup. Right-hander Zack Greinke will start at pitcher. In 32 starts, he has won 17 games and posted a 3.20 ERA.

Catcher Chris Iannetta went to Twitter to thank the supportive Dbacks fans on a successful season:

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