NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS
September 22, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Chicago 5, St. Louis 4 (11 innings)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - David DeJesus had four hits on Friday, including a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied late to edge the playoff-hopeful St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game series at rainy Wrigley Field.
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Washington 2
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Aramis Ramirez ripped the go-ahead RBI double during a three-run ninth inning as the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a four-game series.
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Cincinnati 1 (10 innings)
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Reds will have to wait at least another day to clinch their second NL Central title in three years. With their magic number at one, the Reds lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1, on Friday courtesy of Matt Kemp's two-out, two-run single in the 10th inning.
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, Atlanta 2
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz smacked back- to-back homers and Kyle Kendrick tossed 6 2/3 strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Final Score: Houston 7, Pittsburgh 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer, while Justin Maxwell and Brett Wallace added solo shots in the Houston Astros' 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game set.
Final Score: Arizona 15, Colorado 5
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Miguel Montero and Chris Johnson knocked in three runs apiece, Adam Eaton clubbed a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks pounded the Colorado Rockies, 15-5, in the opener of a four-game wraparound series at Coors Field.
Final Score: San Francisco 5, San Diego 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Vogelsong tossed six innings of one- run ball and Pablo Sandoval added a two-run homer in the San Francisco Giants' 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game set.
Final Score: New York 7, Miami 3
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Scott Hairston had a two-run homer, a triple, and three RBI, and left-hander Jon Niese surpassed his career-best win total Friday, helping the New York Mets down the Miami Marlins, 7-3, in the first of a three-game set at Citi Field.