Open GIF basket before Cubs-Bucs contest

Open GIF basket before Cubs-Bucs contest

The Cubs and Pirates meet in the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser tonight at 8 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh. As we prepare for this intriguing matchup, which can be seen on TBS, here's a look at some of the top GIFs from each team's season, courtesy of @MLBGIFs.

Cubs
1. Final out of Arrieta's no-no

Final out of Jake Arrieta's no hitter

Right-hander Jake Arrieta struck out the side in the ninth inning of his Aug. 30 masterpiece, getting the Dodgers' Chase Utley swinging to complete the no-hitter.

2. Bryant's 26th homer

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Third baseman Kris Bryant hit his 26th homer of the season to break Hall of Famer and Cubs icon Billy Williams' single-season rookie homer record, which stood since 1961.

3. Rizzo's evasive slide

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Anthony Rizzo somehow made it to third base safely on this ridiculous slide against the Mets.

4. David Ross' scream

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Ross, the consummate veteran, showed some emotion after a big play earlier this season.

Pirates
1. Dugout Dancing

Pirates Dance In Dugout

With their postseason spot secure, Josh Harrison, Gregory Polanco and Bucs teammates boogie down in the dugout.

2. Polanco's throw to 1st

Polanco Throw to First

The Reds learned the hard way that you must always hustle when the ball is hit to Polanco - even if you're just going to first.

3. Starling and Aramis homer

Pirates hit homers

Starling Marte and Aramis Ramirez each felt at home in the mile-high air at Coors Field earlier this season.

4. Cutch acknowledging fans

Andrew McCutchen acknowledges fans

These Pirates fans caught Andrew McCutchen's eye in Los Angeles, and later went home with batting gloves from the former NL Most Valuable Player.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.