NL Wild Card Saturday Standings: Late Runs Win The Day

A.J. Ellis and Elian Herrera scored on a single by Matt Kemp on Friday, giving the Dodgers a 3-1 win over the Reds to pull within two games of the Cardinals.

On Friday the Dodgers gained a game on the Cardinals, pulling to within two games for the second wild card spot in the National League. But so did the Brewers, who seemingly never lose.

Here is a recap of Friday's game action, which included late runs aplenty:

National League Wild Card Standings
Team W-L Pct GB
Atlanta 86-65 .570 +6
St. Louis 80-71 .530 ---
Milwaukee 78-72 .520
Los Angeles 78-73 .517 2
Philadelphia 77-74 .510 3
Arizona 75-75 .500
Dodgers Magic Number: 14
Dodgers Tragic Number: 10

Dodgers 3, Reds 1 (10): For the second time in three nights, Matt Kemp drove in the winning score, this time with a two-run single in the 10th inning to beat Cincinnati.

Cubs 5, Cardinals 4: Darwin Barney hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to tie the game for Chicago, then David DeJesus ended it with a walk-off single, denying the Cardinals their fifth straight win.

Brewers 4, Nationals 2: Down 2-1 in the ninth inning, Milwaukee rallied for three runs. Ryan Braun drove in the tying run with a single, then scored the go-ahead run on a double by Aramis Ramirez. The Brewers have won six straight games and nine of their last 10.

Phillies 6, Braves 2: Philadelphia hit four home runs, including three off Tommy Hanson, winning their fourth straight games.

Diamondbacks 15, Rockies 5: Arizona got back to .500 with a romp at Coors Field.

Here is Saturday's schedule:

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