Cubs beat Cardinals to clinch NL Central title

30 September, 2017, 15:46 | Author: Nora May
  • Don't turn off the lights the Cubs aren't ready for their hangover season to end

Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.14 ERA) opposes Lance Lynn (11-8, 3.47 ERA).

Bottom Play (WPA): Lackey dominated through six innings, and only found himself in a tight spot once. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 161 hits and 73 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez have combined for 283 hits and 184 RBI.

They have given rookie Ian Happ and newcomer Jon Jay, guys who weren't part of previous year, a chance to remind everyone how valuable they might be during this run.

A St Louis Cardinals baseball fan got more than he bargained for at a crunch game with the Chicago Cubs when an opposing team member took out his nachos rather than catching the ball.

J.D. Martinez tied the National League record for homers in September, and Arizona scored three runs in the ninth inning for a walk-off victory over San Francisco.

Milwaukee began the day one game ahead of the Cardinals, with a Thursday afternoon game being played at home against Cincinnati.

Commenting on the incident, Chicago Tribune quoted Russell as saying, "Normally I don't do that, but being the case of me being nacho'd all over, my cleats even, I was like, you know what, why not?" The only Cardinals player with more all-time is Lou Brock (95). "We're getting ready for tomorrow".

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The suspense and intrigue extended to the regular season's final days, somehow fitting for a Cubs team that never let its fans relax but now should make every other playoff team nervous. "Our season is not over".

"I always stand up here and tell you I think we're just a few games or something happening away from having things work out and we can still achieve what we want to achieve", Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "I don't really care about the Nationals".

Jen-Ho Tseng (1-0) pitched three hitless innings.

The Boston Red Sox can clinch the AL East tonight with a win over Houston and a New York Yankee loss to Tampa Bay. But every last bit of postseason hope came crashing down Thursday night. He finishes the 2017 regular season 12-11 with a 4.56 ERA.

St. Louis rookie Luke Voit hit a pinch-hit home run in the seventh. Lackey ends up escaping the inning with only down that lone run.

The Twins, though, clinched the AL's second wild-card spot when the Chicago White Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-4 in 10 innings.

RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 7 Reigning AL Cy Young victor Rick Porcello struggled in his final playoff tuneup, and David Price relieved him to solidify his role on the postseason roster as Boston beat visiting Toronto and lowered its magic number to two.



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