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Aoki, Brewers bury playoff-bound Cardinals

Aoki, Brewers bury playoff-bound Cardinals

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Sep 22, 2013
Norichika Aoki scored three times and doubled home a run, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat sloppy St. Louis 6-4 on Sunday night, hours after the Cardinals clinched a playoff berth.
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  • Red alert: Rout forges tie for Wild Card lead

    Red alert: Rout forges tie for Wild Card lead

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 22, 2013
    The Reds moved quickly on Sunday to put a damper on the Pirates' regular-season home finale. Now they will spend the week trying to make sure Pittsburgh doesn't host any postseason games at PNC Park. An 11-3 victory gave the Reds two of three games in t…
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  • Braves earn division crown, then boost NL-best mark

    Braves earn division crown, then boost NL-best mark

    MLB.com Sep 22, 2013
    Julio Teheran stood tall over six strong innings and Andrelton Simmons hit a pair of home runs that helped the Braves celebrate both a 5-2 win over the Cubs and the clinching of the National League East title on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Atlant…
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  • Braves clinch NL East, ride HRs past Cubs

    Braves clinch NL East, ride HRs past Cubs

    ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Sep 22, 2013
    The Atlanta Braves clinched the NL East title on Sunday, and then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Braves overcome injuries to capture NL East title

    Braves overcome injuries to capture NL East title

    MLB.com Sep 22, 2013
    As the Braves were leading the Cubs, 3-1, in the sixth inning Sunday afternoon, they learned that they had clinched the division courtesy of the Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Marlins in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park.
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  • College football game rips apart Busch Stadium turf

    College football game rips apart Busch Stadium turf

    yahoo.com Sep 22, 2013
    For some reason, the St. Louis Cardinals allowed two college football teams to play at Busch Stadium on Saturday, and the game pitting Southern Illinois against Southeast Missouri did a number on the bluegrass turf. The Cardinals, who sit two games ahea…
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  • Cards win, maintain 2-game lead in Central

    Cards win, maintain 2-game lead in Central

    ESPN.com Sep 22, 2013
    Matt Carpenter broke Stan Musial's team record for doubles by a left-handed batter in a season, Lance Lynn won for the first time since early August and the Cardinals beat the Brewers 7-2 Saturday night to maintain a two-game lead in the NL Central.
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  • Video - Shulman & Olney Preview #STLvsMIL 01:30

    Shulman & Olney Preview #STLvsMIL

    Sep 22
    Cards: Who's Closing? Allen Craig/Matt Adams
  • Video - Braves Clinch National League East 00:29

    Braves Clinch National League East

    Sep 22
    Andrelton Simmons hit two home runs to lead the Braves past the Cubs 5-2.
  • Video - Cards Clinch Playoffs, Fall To Brewers 00:33

    Cards Clinch Playoffs, Fall To Brewers

    Sep 22
    The Cardinals clinched a playoff spot with a Nationals loss but fell to the Brewers 6-4 on Sunday.
  • Video - Reds Pull Even With Pirates 00:31

    Reds Pull Even With Pirates

    Sep 22
    The Reds tied the Pirates for the top spot in the National League wild-card race with an 11-3 victory over them.

Sports Columnists

  • Chicago Bears offense still needs help from its defense to win games

    Sep 22
    The Bears' offense is trying to evolve while the defense has maintained its game-winning identity.
  • Chicago Bears offense still needs help from its defense to win games

    Sep 22
    The Bears' offense is trying to evolve while the defense has maintained its game-winning identity.
  • Don Banks: Ravens turn back the clock in win over Texans

    Sep 22
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- Turns out Week 3 was a Throwback Sunday in what is shaping up as a Throwback Season in Baltimore. The Ravens are back to their old-school ways of winning with defense and special teams, and it was only fitting that they went all retro-…
  • Don Banks: NFC East hits rock bottom with winless Giants, Redskins; more S…

    Sep 22
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight while watching Ray Lewis enter the Ravens' Ring of Honor amid an impressive Baltimore victory over Houston in Week 3 at M&T Bank Stadium. ...