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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…Share Tweet
Braves earn division crown, then boost NL-best markMLB.com Sep 22, 2013Julio 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…Share TweetThe 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.Share TweetMLB.com Sep 22, 2013As 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.Share Tweet
College football game rips apart Busch Stadium turfyahoo.com Sep 22, 2013For 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…Share Tweet
Cards win, maintain 2-game lead in CentralESPN.com Sep 22, 2013Matt 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.Share Tweet
Shulman & Olney Preview #STLvsMILSep 22Cards: Who's Closing? Allen Craig/Matt Adams
Braves Clinch National League EastSep 22Andrelton Simmons hit two home runs to lead the Braves past the Cubs 5-2.
Cards Clinch Playoffs, Fall To BrewersSep 22The Cardinals clinched a playoff spot with a Nationals loss but fell to the Brewers 6-4 on Sunday.
Reds Pull Even With PiratesSep 22The Reds tied the Pirates for the top spot in the National League wild-card race with an 11-3 victory over them.