Bullpen woes could handicap both contenders heading into October. Can they take a page from past pennant winners with similar setbacks?
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Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer, Yadier Molina added a two-run single in a four-run eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals won their third straight game with an 8-1 victory over the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Anibal Sanchez -- has there been a bigger surprise this season? -- had another solid outing for the Braves, leaving with a 2-1 deficit, but the Cardinals tacked on four runs in the eighth off the Atlanta bullpen. Yadier Molina capped the rally with a two-run single after an eight-pitch battle against Sam Freeman. Given some of the issues in their own bullpen, a much-needed cushion for the Cardinals.
Kolten Wong hit the first of four St. Louis homers, Miles Mikolas won his third straight start and the Cardinals beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Monday night to give their playoff push another boost.
While the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals battle for two playoff spots, we have a new team at the top of the heap.
Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon hit two-run homers, 19-year-old rookie Juan Soto added an RBI single in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Sunday.
The Nationals outfielder's three-steal Saturday was his latest bid to one-up rival Ronald Acuna Jr.'s hot bat for the Braves.
Rookie Juan Soto, 19, became the youngest player to steal three bases in a game, helping the Nationals stop the Braves' six-game winning streak with a 7-1 victory.
Ronald Acuna Jr. went 4 for 5, had two RBI and scored the tiebreaking run in the fourth inning to help the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves win their season-best sixth straight game with a 10-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Georgia moved kickoff for Saturday's game against Middle Tennessee to noon because of concern about the impact of Hurricane Florence. Athens could be hit by outer bands of the storm Sunday.
Buster Olney talks to Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos about the construction of Atlanta's roster, how young players have stepped up for the Braves, the NL East race and more.
Pinch-hitter Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves moved closer to clinching the NL East with a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Buster breaks down Tuesday's action, including the first seat at the playoff table being claimed and more tough luck for deGrom.
A Dodgers-Astros rematch? Sorry, but we can do better. From classics revisited to powerhouse showdowns, we look at the best -- and worst -- 2018 Fall Classic possibilities.
Mike Foltynewicz pitched a six-hitter to win for the first time in nearly a month, Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer after entering as an injury replacement and the Atlanta Braves sent the San Francisco Giants to a 10th straight defeat with a 4-1...
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Great job by Mike Foltynewicz to throw a complete game, even if he did lose his shutout in the ninth. That's just the third one in September and the first by a pitcher on a playoff contender. In fact, pitchers on playoff contenders have pitched even eight innings just two other times this month.
Sean Newcomb pitched six strong innings, Ozzie Albies sparked the offense with two extra-base hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Monday night.
You know all about Ronald Acuna, but what about Johan Camargo? These lesser-known names on contenders could make (or break) your team's October hopes.
Before hearing from Red Sox OF Mookie Betts (28:24) & Astros GM Jeff Luhnow (33:05), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the controversial call on SNB, the NL East race & more (1:31). Plus, Todd Radom's weekly quiz (35:30).
Boston should reach 100 wins this week, but after the defending world champs cut them down to size, all bets are off.