>>Cards, Nats Shift To D.C. For Game Three
(Washington, DC) -- The National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals now shifts to the nation's capital. After splitting the first two games in St. Louis, Washington will host the best-of-five series the rest of the way. The Cardinals send Chris Carpenter to the hill in today's Game Three, while the Nats counter with former Cardinal Edwin Jackson. The 37-year-old Carpenter made a late season return after missing most of the year with a nerve issue that caused problems in his neck and shoulder. The 29-year-old Jackson went 10-and-11 with a 4.03 ERA this season for the Nationals. He was with St. Louis last year during its run to the World Series title.
>>Giants Edge Reds In 10 To Stay Alive
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Buster Posey scored on an error with two outs in the top of the 10th as the Giants avoided elimination with a 2-1 win over the Reds in Game Three of their NLDS. Angel Pagan plated a run on a sac-fly in the third for the Giants, who had only three hits in the win. Sergio Romo tossed two perfect innings to get the victory. Jay Bruce singled in a run in the first for the Reds, who still hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five set. Jonathan Broxton was charged with the loss. Cincinnati will host Game Four on Wednesday.
>>A's Hold Off Tigers, Elimination From ALDS
(Oakland, CA) -- Yoenis Cespedes singled in a run in the first and Oakland never looked back, grabbing a 2-0 win over the Tigers and holding off elimination in their ALDS. Seth Smith added a solo homer in the fifth for the A's, who trail Detroit in the best-of-five series two-games-to-one. Brett Anderson fired six innings of two-hit ball while striking out six. Grant Balfour came on to get the save. Anibal Sanchez gave up two runs in six-and-a-third innings to suffer the loss for the Tigers. Jhonny Peralta managed two of the four total hits for Detroit. The Athletics will host Game Four Wednesday night.
>>Cardinals Drop Garcia, Add Miller To Playoff Roster
(Washington, DC) -- The Cardinals are making an injury change to their postseason roster. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has been placed on the disabled list with a rotator cuff strain and inflammation in his left shoulder. Rookie Shelby Miller has been added to the roster to take Garcia's spot.
>>Reds Ace Cueto Has Oblique Strain
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Cincinnati Reds ace starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has been diagnosed with a mild right oblique strain. His status for the rest of the playoffs is now in jeopardy. Cueto suffered the injury in Game One of the Reds' National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants. If he is put on the disabled list, he would be forced to sit out the rest of the NLDS as well as the NL Championship Series.
Cueto could return to the World Series if the Reds make it. The hard-throwing right-hander was originally diagnosed with back spasms after exiting just eight pitches in to Game One. Reds manager Dusty Baker said Mike Leake would be activated and replace Cueto if he is disabled. The Reds host the Giants in Game Four of their NLDS Wednesday night. Cincinnati leads 2-1 in the best-of-five series.