>>White Sox Sink A's
(Chicago, IL) -- Avisail Garcia knocked in two runs with a single in the bottom of the eighth to give the White Sox a 2-1 win over the Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field. Chris Bassitt allowed a run in six-plus innings for a no-decision. Zach Putnam got the win while Jake Petricka [[ puh-TRITCH-kuh ]] added his 12th save. Chicago has taken two of three to start the four-game series. Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MAR-juh ]] gave up six hits in seven scoreless innings for a no-decision. Luke Gregerson fell to 4-and-4. Adam Dunn knocked in a run against his former team as Oakland slipped to nine games back of the Angels for first place in the AL West.
>>Reds Hold Off Cardinals
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Alfredo Simon tossed seven innings of two-run ball as the Reds pushed past the Cardinals 4-2 at Great American Ball Park. John Lackey pitched two innings before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Tyler Lyons took the loss in relief. Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras [[ tuh-VARE-ess ]] each recorded an RBI as the Cards lead the Brewers by three-and-a-half games in the NL Central.
>>Blue Jays Blast Cubs
(Toronto, Ontario) -- Edwin Encarnacion, Dioner Navarro and Danny Valencia all had two RBI to power the Blue Jays to an 11-1 win over the Cubs from Toronto. Anthony Gose was 2-for-2 with an RBI and three runs for Toronto, which has won four straight. Drew Hutchison picked up his 10th win with six-and-a-third innings of one-run ball and 10 strikeouts. Kyle Hendricks allowed four runs in five-and-two-thirds innings for the loss. Jorge Soler hit a solo homer for Chicago, which has lost six in-a-row.
MLB National League
Atlanta Braves 6, Washington Nationals 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Philadelphia Phillies 3
New York Mets 2, Colorado Rockies 0
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Miami Marlins 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, San Diego Padres 0
San Francisco Giants 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
MLB American League
Baltimore Orioles 10, Boston Red Sox 6
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians (PPD)
New York Yankees 8, Tampa Bay Rays 5
Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 0
LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Texas Rangers 1
Houston Astros 5, Seattle Mariners 2
>>Cardinals Playoff Tickets On Sale Today
(St. Louis, MO) -- Fans looking for Cardinals playoff tickets can start buying them today. Tickets for potential National League Wild Card and Division Series games go on sale at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online at Cardinals.com/postseason, by phone or at the Busch Stadium ticket windows.