Latest NL East News

Nola gives up key homer as Phillies lose 3-1 to Cubs

Sep. 29, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Nola surrendered Christopher Morel's three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies lost 4-2 to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (83-71) dropped its fourth consecutive game. Trying for their first playoff appearance since...

Escobar rallies Mets past Marlins in 10, back into 1st alone

Sep. 29, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mets needing a comeback in the pressure of a tight pennant race, Eduardo Escobar was a one-man show. Escobar homered and drove in five late runs — including the game-winning single in the 10th inning — to rally New York past the Miami Marlins 5-4 on...

Brewers boost playoff hopes with 5-1 victory over Cardinals

Sep. 29, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 over six scoreless innings and Devin Williams delivered four big outs late to boost the Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff hopes with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The victory, Milwaukee’s first since last...

Braves fall to Nationals 3-2 on Abrams' walk-off hit in 10th

Sep. 28, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — CJ Abrams' third hit of the game drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th Wednesday night to give the Washington Nationals a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, who fell into second place in the NL East. The Braves (97-59) dropped a game behind the New...

MLB playoff primer: Things to know as postseason nears

Sep. 28, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are rapidly approaching, with the final regular season games set for Oct. 5. The postseason begins two days later with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a...

Carrasco struggles again, Mets fall into 1st-place tie

Sep. 28, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Carrasco had another short start Tuesday night, lasting just three innings as the New York Mets fell into a first-place tie in the NL East with a 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins. The Marlins closed out New York not long after Atlanta completed an 8-2 victory...

Acuña homers twice, Braves beat Nationals 8-2 to tie for 1st

Sep. 27, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a pair of solo home runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win, moving them into a first-place tie in the NL East with the New York Mets. Orlando Arcia also homered and Michael...

Stroman, Gomes power Cubs past struggling Phillies 2-1

Sep. 27, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, and Yan Gomes hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. The Phillies' magic number to clinch a National League...

Elder shuts out Nationals 8-0; Braves within 1 game of Mets

Sep. 26, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Elder threw a six-hit shutout for his first career complete game, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-0 Monday night to close within one game of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East and hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. Matt...

Biden praises Braves' 'unstoppable, joyful run' to 2021 win

Sep. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the Atlanta Braves will be “forever known as the upset kings of October” for their improbable 2021 World Series win, as he welcomed the team to the White House for a victory celebration. Biden called the Braves' drive an...