EARLY NL FINALS
September 20, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: St. Louis 5, Houston 4
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Carlos Beltran's two-run double in the sixth inning proved to be the difference, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros, 5-4, to complete a three-game sweep. Allen Craig hit a three- run homer for the Cardinals, who lead the Dodgers and Brewers by 2 1/2 games for the second of the NL's two wild card berths.
Final Score: Cincinnati 5, Chicago 3
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Henry Rodriguez collected his first two major- league RBI, and the Cincinnati Reds locked up a playoff berth courtesy of a 5-3 decision over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a three-game set from Wrigley Field.
Final Score: San Diego 6, Arizona 5
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Jesus Guzman hit a three-run homer and the San Diego Padres held off the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-5, to avoid a three-game sweep. Logan Forsythe, Chris Denorfia and Chase Headley added an RBI apiece for the Padres, who had 11 hits.
Final Score: San Francisco 9, Colorado 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Pablo Sandoval and Marco Scutaro combined for four hits, three runs scored and six RBI for the San Francisco Giants, who defeated the Colorado Rockies, 9-2, to complete a four-game sweep at AT&T Park.
Final Score: Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 7
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Aramis Ramirez ripped a go-ahead RBI single to cap a four-run eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three- game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-7 victory Thursday at PNC Park.