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NL playoffs standings: Cardinals gain on Braves, Pirates go ahead of Reds

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Cardinals, Pirates and Dodgers win, Braves loss means their magic number is still 1 as Nationals/Marlins game is postponed until today

A sight Dodger fans want to see in October, Kershaw wins and Puig home runs
A sight Dodger fans want to see in October, Kershaw wins and Puig home runs
Denis Poroy

The Braves saw their lead dwindle to a mere half game to the Cardinals for best record, the Pirates got a win over the Reds and the Dodgers saw a Clayton Kershaw win combined with Yasiel Puig home run sighting at San Diego

Here are quick recaps of Saturday's relevant action.

Dodgers 4, Padres 0: Clayton Kershaw lowered in MLB leading ERA plus he scored on long home run by Yasiel Puig that gave the Dodgers their third and fourth runs.

Cardinals 7, Brewers 2: A 5 run 8th inning scoring binge for the Cardinals broke open a tight 2-1 game.

Pirates 4, Reds 2: A.J. Burnett won the game as the Pirates and Reds even up their series

Cubs 3, Braves 1: Dioner Navarro drove in the tying run as part of 3-run Cubs rally

Nationals, Marlins: Postponed due to weather, double header scheduled for today.

Here is a look at relevant games on Sunday:

  • 10:35 a.m. - Cincinnati (Bronson Arroyo) at Pittsburgh (Jeff Locke)
  • 10:35 a.m. - Miami (Tom Koehler) at Washington (Dan Haren)
  • 11:20 a.m. - Atlanta (Julio Teheran) at Chicago (Edwin Jackson)
  • 1:10 p.m. - Los Angeles (Zack Greinke) at San Diego (Andrew Cashner )
  • 4:05 p.m. - Miami (Brian Flynn) at Washington (Stephen Strasburg)
  • 5:00 p.m. - St. Louis (Joe Kelly) at Milwaukee (Wily Peralta)