Cardinals win 17th straight, clinch 2nd NL wild card spot
Dylan Carlson, Nolan Arenado and Jose Rondon homered to back Adam Wainwright, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to 17 games and clinched an NL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. St. Louis will play in the NL wild-card game on Oct. 6 at the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco, whichever does not win the NL West. The postseason trip will be the third in a row for the Cardinals.news.yahoo.com
Marlins pick up 5-3 win over Nationals in final home game of season
Jon Berti of the Miami Marlins turns a double play against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 22, 2019. MIAMI - Three relievers each gave up an extra-base hit in a seventh-inning meltdown Sunday, and the Washington Nationals' streak of 11 consecutive wins against the Miami Marlins ended with a 5-3 loss that tightened the NL wildcard race. The Nationals started the game with three consecutive singles to take a 1-0 lead, but a nifty 3-6-1 double play helped Lopez escape further damage. Victor Robles hit into an apparent inning-ending double play, but the Nationals' challenge of the forceout at second was upheld. Marlins: They have seven games left, all on the road, and start a four-game series Monday at the Mets with LHP Caleb Smith (9-10, 4.24) scheduled to start.