Cardinals watch playoff hopes end in devastating fashion

  • Cardinals watch playoff hopes end in devastating fashion

Cardinals watch playoff hopes end in devastating fashion

The last time the Cubs went to the postseason three consecutive years was in 1906-08.

But talent won out in the end, and the Cubs rattled off their 12th win in 15 games with a 5-1 defeat of the Cardinals to clinch the National League (NL) Central.

Cubs have won all four of John Lackey's starts this season against the St. Louis. He's one of the best teammates and one of the best people I've ever got to play with. This clinching was special for several reasons, starting with their 46-24 record after the All-Star break that saw them overcome a 5-game deficit.

The Brewers beat the Reds 4-3 on Thursday, gaining a half-game on the idle Rockies for the second NL Wild Card slot.

"We know road ahead is going to be tough".

The Cubs went on to win the match 10-2 and eliminated the Cardinals from the division race.

KSDK-TV reports that a video circulating on social media shows Russell running into the stands at Busch Stadium during Tuesday's game, knocking over Andrew Gudermuth's nachos and falling into the lap of Gudermuth's girlfriend.

The Chicago Cubs, having gone from 1908 until 2016 without a World Series championship, now face the possible task of winning back-to-back crowns since they have qualified for the National League playoffs again in 2017. That's someone else's plan there. It's just opportunity. Our guys love the adrenaline; they love the game; they love competition at the highest level. He is 2-0 with a 1.63 ERA with four walks and 31 strikeouts in four September starts. I have to back the Cubs in this spot. The three unlikeliest of heroes rose to the occasion for the Cubs. Wacha did hit Anthony Rizzo in the first inning and Rizzo was not too pleased but he didn't react. Michael Wacha allowed five earned runs in six innings to take the loss. Tommy Pham walked twice, while Paul DeJong was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for St. Louis.

Regarding Molina, manager Mike Matheny said, "We're still waiting to hear from the medical team. I hope we can continue to do this". "Our season is not over".

"I think it's been fantastic", said Matheny. "I don't really care about the Nationals".

Cleveland scored two runs off Adalberto Mejia (4-7).

A collision between a player and a fan at last night's Chicago Cubs game has gone viral. Colorado entered Monday leading Milwaukee by two games and St. Louis by 2 1/2.

NEW YORK - Luis Severino cruised through his final postseason tuneup and Starlin Castro, Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks all homered in the sixth inning for New York. The Twins earned an AL wild-card berth after the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Chicago White Sox.

First up is figuring out the playoff rotation as well as locking down a postseason roster. Martinez was unable to pitch through five innings to even qualify to get a win. The 30-year-old was tagged for eight runs and six hits while recording only two outs in a loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Joey Votto hit his team-high 36th home run and Homer Bailey (6-9) threw seven strong innings for the Reds.