NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS
September 26, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Atlanta 4, Miami 3
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Freddie Freeman belted the game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff spot with a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game series at Turner Field.
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, Washington 3
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Carlos Ruiz clubbed a three-run home run to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series. Darin Ruf and Domonic Brown also went deep for the Phils, who ended a two-game skid and won for the fifth time in seven games.
Final Score: St. Louis 4, Houston 0
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Jaime Garcia pitched seven shutout innings and Jon Jay drove in a pair of runs as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Houston Astros, 4-0, in the second of three games. St. Louis, which has won four straight, now sits 4 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers for the final wild card spot in the National League.
Final Score: Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Dioner Navarro drove in a pair of runs and Johnny Cueto pitched seven innings as the Cincinnati Reds moved into a tie for the best record in the majors with a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Final Score: San Diego 2, Los Angeles 1
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Edinson Volquez worked seven shutout innings as the San Diego Padres downed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game set at Petco Park.
Final Score: Arizona 7, San Francisco 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Paul Goldschmidt blasted a three-run homer and knocked in a career-high five runs on Tuesday as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants, 7-2, in the opener of a three- game series at AT&T Park.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 10, New York 6
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez smacked a three-run homer and Garret Jones added a two-run blast to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-6 triumph over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
Final Score: Colorado 10, Chicago 5 (7 innings)
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Matt McBride hit a three-run homer, Josh Rutledge and Tyler Colvin both had a pair of RBI, and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs, 10-5, on Tuesday in the rain-shortened opener of a three-game series.