A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
Pittsburgh Pirates (56-93, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (77-73, third in the NL Central)
St. Louis Cardinals (79-69, second in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (91-58, first in the NL Central)
Baltimore Orioles (47-102, fifth in the AL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (76-73, second in the NL East)
Houston Astros (88-61, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (72-77, fourth in the AL West)
Chicago White Sox (85-64, first in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (72-78, third in the AL Central)
Texas Rangers (55-94, fifth in the AL West) vs. New York Yankees (83-67, fourth in the AL East)
Atlanta Braves (77-70, first in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (48-101, fifth in the NL West)
Kansas City Royals (67-82, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (73-74, second in the AL Central)
Seattle Mariners (80-69, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-67, second in the AL West)
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 3-2 Sunday night, damaging the Phillies’ playoff hopes.
This weekend of play did a lot to separate contenders from pretenders in the competition for the National League’s second wild-card spot. A late-season winning streak of eight games has a way of doing that.
Wisdom struck out four times for a second straight day but delivered a towering three-run shot that highlighted the Chicago Cubs’ eighth-inning comeback in a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole stumbled when the New York Yankees needed an ace-like outing, allowing seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a costly 11-1 defeat to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Wisdom set a Chicago Cubs record for homers by a rookie on a day that exemplified his feast-or-famine approach.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lucas Giolito feels like the Chicago White Sox are right where they need to be as they close in on their first AL Central title since 2008.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday.
MIAMI (AP) — Lewin Díaz led off the bottom of the 10th with a two-run homer off Chad Kuhl, and the Miami Marlins beat Pittsburgh 6-5 Sunday to deny the Pirates what would have been their first series sweep this season.