Latest NL East News

Nationals score 6 runs in 10th, beat Marlins 10-4

Sep. 21, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kurt Suzuki made the most of his first at-bat following a lengthy absence. Suzuki's pinch-hit, bases-clearing double capped a six-run, 10th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-4 Saturday night. The Nationals catcher has been sidelined because of an elbow injury since...

Harper's 3-run blast sends Phillies to 9-4 win over Indians

Sep. 21, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bryce Harper crossed home and triumphantly raised his arms with a gesture usually reserved for Ohio State football celebrations. This time, it also meant something for Philadelphia's baseball hopes. Harper delivered with one those moments that have made him a superstar, connecting for a...

Max Fried sharp as Braves roll past Giants, 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On an Atlanta team assured of its best record since 2013, Max Fried has the most wins of any Braves pitcher since 2010. Fried can only hope that will be good enough to land a spot in Atlanta's postseason rotation. Fried threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a strong recovery from two poor starts,...

Molina, DeJong HRs carry Cardinals past struggling Cubs 9-8

Sep. 21, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the reeling Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss with a wild 9-8 victory on Saturday. Marcell Ozuna also connected as the NL Central-leading Cardinals (88-67)...

Mets stumble in their playoff push with 3-2 loss to Reds

Sep. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier called it a "bonehead mistake." He should know. He made it. The third baseman hesitated on what he thought might be a foul ball, allowing Aristides Aquino to beat out a bases-loaded infield hit that drove in the Cincinnati Reds' first run in the New York Mets' critical 3-2...

Braves' postseason goals grow after another division title

Sep. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One year ago, just winning the NL East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. Now manager Brian Snitiker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos expect more. Even as players celebrated their second straight division title with beer and bubbly on Friday night, focus shifted. "Our first...

LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Sep. 21, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things at...

Kelly throws 7 strong innings, Arizona routs Padres 9-0

Sep. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Merrill Kelly is putting a strong finish on his rookie season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander pitched seven dominant innings and Josh Rojas hit a three-run double in the seven-run eighth for the Diamondbacks, who beat the lackluster San Diego Padres 9-0 Friday...

LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Sep. 21, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things...

Alonso hits 50th homer; deGrom, Mets beat Reds 8-1

Sep. 21, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Alonso felt going into the season that reaching 50 home runs was possible. Now that he's there, it's become hard to believe. New York's rookie first baseman hit his major league-leading 50th home run, Jacob deGrom pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Mets beat the...