NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS
September 17, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Cincinnati 5, Miami 4 (11 innings)
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Ryan Ludwick knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday.
Final Score: Houston 7, Philadelphia 6
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Dominguez's two-run single in the seventh inning proved to be the difference, as the Houston Astros held on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon.
Final Score: Milwaukee 3, New York 0
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Ryan Braun hit two homers, Wily Peralta pitched eight shutout innings, and John Axford closed it out in the ninth as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the New York Mets 3-0 to take the rubber match of a three-game set.
Final Score: Chicago 13, Pittsburgh 9
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Anthony Rizzo smacked two homers, including the go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning, as the Chicago Cubs downed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 13-9, in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Final Score: San Diego 12, Colorado 11
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Yonder Alonso's single drove in the game- winning run in the bottom of the ninth, as the San Diego Padres downed the Colorado Rockies, 12-11, in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Final Score: Arizona 10, San Francisco 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Patrick Corbin spun eight effective innings and registered the first four RBI of his career, as the Arizona Diamondbacks downed the San Francisco Giants, 10-2, in the finale of a three-game set Sunday at Chase Field.
Final Score: St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 2 (12 innings)
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jon Jay doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning, as the St. Louis Cardinals regained control of the National League's second wild-card spot with a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Final Score: Atlanta 5, Washington 1
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Mike Minor tossed six quality innings and the Braves knocked out Gio Gonzalez early to finish off a three-game sweep of the division-leading Nationals with a 5-1 victory.