MLB wrap: Dodgers, Brewers stay alive in divisional races | MLB


Friday was all about surviving for the Brewers and the Dodgers.

With the Cubs dropping the Cardinals Eight-Four throughout a day recreation and the Rockies defeating the Nationals 5-2 a bit later, the Brewers and the Dodgers needed to win to have any hope of profitable solo divisional titles.

Ryan Braun began the drama for the groups seeking to survive with a dramatic eighth-inning homer that got here with an help from Tigers proper fielder Nick Castellanos.

Braun hit a protracted drive to proper and Castellanos appeared to have an opportunity to rob the homer, or at the least make a dramatic catch on the wall. The ball as an alternative bounced out of his glove, rolled alongside the highest of the fence and out of the ballpark, giving Milwaukee a 6-5 lead it might by no means relinquish.

In San Francisco, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner pushed again his begin so he might do all he might to impression the Dodgers’ postseason lives. He did a terrific job holding them down, however Justin Turner related for a two-run house run late within the recreation to present the Dodgers a Three-1 lead and a victory to maintain tempo with Colorado.

We’re in the identical place as we have been yesterday. The one distinction is the Cubs and Rockies now dropped their magic numbers to 2.

And oh yeah, the Yankees locked up house subject benefit for the American League Wild Card recreation with an 11-6 win over Boston.

Studs of the Evening

Twins first baseman Mitch Garver went Four for five with two doubles and 6 RBIs in Minnesota’s 12-Four win over the White Sox.

Josh Donaldson went 2 for Four with a grand slam, a double and 4 RBIs within the Indians’ 14-6 win over the Royals. Cleveland scored 10 runs within the seventh inning when Donaldson homered.

Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart went 5 for five with a house run, a triple and two RBIs in Cincinnati’s Eight-Four loss to the Pirates.

Dud of the Evening

Phillies middle fielder Roman Quinn went zero for Four with 4 strikeouts in Philadelphia’s 10-2 loss to the Braves. The Phillies have misplaced 31 of their final 44 video games.


David Wright hadn’t swung a bat in a recreation in New York since 2016. He lastly stepped into the batters field within the fifth inning Friday.

What’s Subsequent

Cardinals (87-73) at Cubs (94-66), 1:05 p.m. ET — Sport two of three. A win ensures the Cubs a share of the NL Central title. A loss opens the door for the Brewers.

Dodgers (89-71) at Giants (73-87), Four:05 p.m. ET — The Dodgers bought previous Madison Bumgarner. Now they should win twice extra to have a shot at profitable the division. 

Tigers (64-95) at Brewers (93-67) , 7:10 p.m. ET — The Brewers have to win to maintain their hopes of a divisional title alive.

Nationals (81-79) at Rockies (90-70), Eight:10 p.m. ET — The primary huge problem this weekend for the Rockies. They’re going to must defeat former No. 1 decide Stephen Strasburg. A win seals a share of the NL West title.


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