Cards Foil Phils To Force Game Five
(St. Louis, MO) -- David Freese drove in four runs as the Cardinals avoided elimination with a 5-3 win over the Phillies in Game Four of their National League Division Series. Freese smacked a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth, and added a two-run homer in the sixth for St. Louis, which evened the best-of-five set at two games apiece with the victory. Edwin Jackson tossed six innings of two-run ball for the win. Jason Motte closed things out to notch his second save. Chase Utley and Hunter Pence plated a run apiece in the first for the Phillies. Roy Oswalt allowed all five runs in six innings to take the loss.
>>Diamondbacks Drill Brewers To Force Game Five
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Ryan Roberts hit a grand slam during a five-run first inning as the Diamondbacks downed the Brewers, 10-6, in Game Four of their National League Division Series. Chris Young homered twice, plated three and scored three times for Arizona, which tied the best-of-five set at two games apiece with the victory. Micah Owings tossed two scoreless innings in relief of Joe Saunders to get the win. Carlos Gomez clubbed a two-run homer for Milwaukee, which will host the decisive Game Five Friday. Randy Wolf was shelled for seven runs in only three innings to take the loss.
>>Yankees Host Tigers In ALDS Game Five
(Bronx, NY) -- It's do-or-die for the Yankees and Tigers tonight as they play Game Five of their American League Division Series in the Bronx. The Yanks staved off elimination with a resounding 10-1 win in Detroit on Tuesday to even the best-of-five series at two. Ivan Nova, who won the series opener, will start for New York, while Detroit counters with Game One loser Doug Fister.
>>Brenly Blasts Aramis Ramirez
(Chicago, IL) -- Chicago Cubs WGN television analyst Bob Brenly says it may be time to let third baseman Aramis Ramirez go. Brenly said on a Wednesday radio show that Ramirez is a "numbers gatherer," but is a liability defensively and is going to demand a large contract on the verge of free agency. Ramirez has played eight and a half seasons with the Cubs and led them with 93 RBI to go along with 26 homers and a .306 batting average this past season. He decided he would opt out of the $16-million option year, if it was picked up by the Cubs, and test free agency. He is in the final year of a five-year, $75-million contract.