NL roundup: Kendrick pitches Phillies to win over BravesThe Dodgers won for only the fifth time in 15 games, moving two games behind St. Louis for the final NL wild card. They also trail Milwaukee by a half-game.
UPDATE 1-Baseball-Carpenter solid in return but Cards feel heatSept 21 (Reuters) - The St. Louis Cardinals welcomed back ace Chris Carpenter to the mound but missed a chance to tighten their grip on a National League wild card spot falling 5-4 to the Chicago Cubs in an extra-inning thriller at Wrigley Field on Friday.
NL wild card race: Brewers continue charge, gain on CardinalsWhere they stand: The Atlanta Braves lead the race for the first wild-card berth. The St. Louis Cardinals lead the race for the second berth.
Dodgers pull within 2 games of Cardinals in wild-card raceKemp's two-out single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning sent the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Friday night that improved their wild-card chances and blocked the Cincinnati Reds' first attempt to clinch the NL Central. The Dodgers won for only the ...
NL Wild Card: Cardinals complete sweep of AstrosBeltran's double put St. Louis up 5-3, rewarding Jaime Garcia (5-7) for keeping it close and putting the Cardinals 2½ games up for the second NL wild card with 12 games remaining. They took care of business against the lowly Astros, who absorbed their ...
National League Game CapsulesBraun finished 3- for-4 and Jonathan Lucroy cracked a solo home run for the surging Brewers, who have won nine of their last 10 and are within 1 1/2 games of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL wild card spot. Final Score: Los Angeles 3 ...
Playoff Snapshot: Crazy NL wild-card race getting crazierThe NL wild-card race is getting awesome. Here's a look at that and more. Playoff Picture page | Saturday scoreboard | Three-day schedule.
National League roundup: Reds (minus manager Dusty Baker), Nationals clinch ...CHICAGO -- Dusty Baker was missing when the Cincinnati Reds clinched a playoff spot. The manager was out Thursday for a second straight game after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.
Brewers close gap in wild card raceThe victory combined with a St. Louis loss moved the Brewers within 1 1-2 games of the Cardinals for the final wild card berth in the National League. Jackson efficiently limited the Brewers before being removed by a pinch-hitter, allowing one run over ...
Cards Repel Dodgers in NL Wild-Card RaceThe go-ahead hit sparked a three-run rally for the St. Louis Cardinals, who earned a split of their four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-2 victory Sunday and regained sole possession of the second National League wild-card spot.
National League Only Has Second Wild Card for September Drama: A Fan's TakeThe Philadelphia Phillies are on the very edge of the race for the second wild card spot. Phillies fans like myself know that they've gotten a lot of breaks - like a long overdue hot streak, the fact that no other second wild card contender is winning ...
Wild Card Races: Extra MLB Playoff Spot Spices Up SeptemberMore than a dozen teams had a legitimate shot at making the playoffs in early September and 12 entered this weekend either in position to take a wild card or within six games of the last playoff spot. Seven teams in the National League, including the ...
Brewers in the thick of NL wild-card chaseMilwaukee has won four straight games, seven of eight and 22 of 28. They entered the day 2½ games behind St. Louis in the race for the second NL wild card. The Brewers were 12½ games out of the second wild card on Aug. 19, three weeks after trading ace ...
Wild-card watch: Cards lose, Phillies three backWith the Cardinals' loss to the Cubs, the Phillies moved to within three games of the second NL wild-card spot. Here's a look at the rest of the action tonight: Cubs rally late to beat Cards CHICAGO -- Darwin Barney spoiled Chris Carpenter's season ...
Forecaster: Sept. 24-Oct. 3Meanwhile, the NL's second wild-card race, and its two Central division contenders, will be under the microscope.
NL Division, Wild Card races heat up as contenders face-offThe Braves, who are second in the National League East Division and trail Washington by 5 1/2 games, are 8 1/2 games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers in the chase to secure one of the league's two wild card berths. Atlanta is six games ahead of St. Louis ...
Mets Put Brewers' Surge Into Wild-Card Picture on PauseThe Pittsburgh Pirates, one of the teams the Brewers are chasing in the National League wild-card race, were playing the Cubs in Chicago, and the game popped up on multiple screens in the Mets' clubhouse down the hall at Miller Park.
NL wild-card race: Phillies are back from the dead... Hunter Pence and pitcher Joe Blanton to the Los Angeles Dodgers , the five-time defending NL East champions are red-hot and suddenly find themselves just four games back of St. Louis for the second and final wild-card spot under baseball's new format.
The Juice: Dodgers pull even with Cards in NL wild-card, White Sox and Tigers ...Root for chaos: If that's what you're doing heading into the new playoff format, you'll be happy to hear the Dodgers rallied for two ninth inning runs off Jason Motte to stun the Cardinals 4-3 and move into a tie with St. Louis for the second wild-card ...
Phillies sweep Mets but gain no ground in wild-card chaseThey came into New York on Monday night sitting four games back in the NL wild-card chase. They left New York late Thursday night with a three-game series sweep of the woeful Mets and were still four games back.