Brewers Clinch Playoff Spot for 2nd Straight Season
Major League Baseball:
Milwaukee 9, Cincinnati 2
–The Brewers are playoff bound for the second straight year. Milwaukee secured the final playoff spot in the National League with a win in game two of their series in Cincinnati Wednesday night. Ryan Braun clubbed a Grand Slam and Eric Thames hit a solo home run as the Brewers built a 6-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Keston Hiura then added a solo homer in the second, with Yasmani Grandal hitting a run-scoring double in the 3rd. Jordan Lyles picked up the win – allowing two runs on three hits with six strikeouts in five innings of work.
Milwaukee has won six in a row and 17 of their last 19 games. With the Cardinals’ loss to Arizona, the Brewers sit 1 and a half games back in the division race and are a game back of the Nationals for the top Wild Card spot. The final game of the series with the Reds is today – coverage starts at 11 am, first pitch is 11:35 on KFIZ.
Pittsburgh 4, Chicago Cubs 2
–Eight losses in a row for the Cubs – they are eliminated from playoff contention
Arizona 9, St. Louis 7
Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 3
Minnesota 5, Detroit 1
–The Twins clinch the A-L Central Division Title
Atlanta 10, Kansas City 2