Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong hit back-to-back homers off of hard-throwing closer Craig Kimbrel in the top of the ninth inning, and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals stunned the Chicago Cubs with a 9-8 win on Saturday afternoon. St. Louis (88-67) moved six games ahead of Chicago (82-73) in the National League Central with only seven games to go. The Cubs also fell three games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the NL’s second wild-card spot after the Brewers beat the Pirates later Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:33 am
The MLB American League wild-card race is heating up after the Tampa Bay Rays moved ahead of the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay sit in second spot with a one-game lead over the Indians after their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. Cleveland, meanwhile, fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4 on Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:00 am
Kurt Suzuki made the most of his first at-bat following a lengthy absence. Suzuki’s pinch-hit, bases-clearing double capped a six-run, 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-4 Saturday night. The Nationals catcher has been sidelined because of an elbow injury since Sept. 8.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:00 am
Keston Hiura’s two-run home run propelled the host Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-1 win over the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Hiura’s 18th home run of the season came with two outs in the bottom of the first, on a 3-2 pitch with Yasmani Grandal on base. The Brewers went ahead 2-1 and scored eight more unanswered runs to cruise to their seventh win in eight games.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 3:53 am
The sizzling Milwaukee Brewers strengthened their current hold on the National League’s second wild card with Friday night’s 10-1 home win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chase Anderson (7-4) shut out the Pirates for six innings on three hits as Milwaukee (84-70) moved two games ahead of the slumping Chicago Cubs, who lost earlier Friday against St,. The Brewers, with their sixth win in seven games, remained a game behind the Washington Nationals for the top wild-card spot after the Nationals defeated Miami.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:34 am