Cubs Shutout Pirates In Wild Card Game; Advance To Play Cardinals In NLDSThese Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to be here. Or maybe they're just too good to care.
Angels Rally In 9th To Keep Playoff Hopes AliveThe Anaheim Angels rallied for five runs in the ninth inning, pushing their playoff hopes alive into the final day of the regular season with an 11-10 win over Texas on Saturday that again kept the Rangers from clinching the AL West title.
Angels Rally Late To Get By RangersMike Trout hit a leadoff triple in the ninth inning and scored on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking single, sending the wild card-contending Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 win over Texas that kept the Rangers from clinching the AL West title Friday night.
Angels Sweep Mariners; Remain Within Reach Of Wild CardKole Calhoun drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and the surging Los Angeles Angels completed a sweep of the Seattle Mariners with their fifth consecutive victory overall, 3-2 Sunday.
Freese Delivers Walk-Off Home Run For AngelsDavid Freese led off the ninth inning with a homer to center, and the Los Angeles Angels kept pace in the AL wild-card race with their fourth straight victory, 3-2 over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Angels Cut Wild Card Deficit To 1 1/2 GamesDavid Freese hit a go-ahead two-run double in a three-run eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels rally for a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday to close in on the second AL wild-card spot.
Indians Slam Slumping Angels, 9-2The Angels (65-65) have dropped eight of 10 to fall back to .500 for the first time since June 26.
Team Grades: Kansas City Sacks San Diego's Playoff HopesOn Sunday in Kansas City the Chargers were simply outplayed by a Chiefs team that was also playing for its playoff life. With their 19-7 win and season sweep of the Bolts, Kansas City eliminated the Chargers and claimed second place in the AFC West outright. That is probably little relief, however, as the Chiefs will also be in for a long off-season.
Kemp Goes Off On Padres To Lead DodgersMatt Kemp had four hits, falling a triple shy of the cycle, and four RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers used a rare offensive outburst to beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 Wednesday to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Kemp Drives In Winning Runs In 10th To Beat Reds 3-1Matt Kemp's two-out single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory Friday night that denied the Cincinnati Reds' first chance to clinch the NL Central.
Cruz Does It Again! Dodgers Tied With Cardinals For Final Wild Card SpotLuis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Cruz's 3-Run HR Helps Dodgers Gain On Cards For Wild Card Spot In 8-4 Win Luis Cruz greeted St. Louis reliever Edwin Mujica with a first-pitch, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers tightened up the NL wild card race with an 8-5 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night.