Clayton Kershaw did everything, pitched, played defense, hit and ran. What he couldn't do, Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford did. With the win and losses by the Cardinals and Pirates, the Dodgers clinched the NL West and home field advantage in the Division Series.: The Dodgers put together two four-run innings to take a tight 1-1 tie going into the bottom of the sixth into a non-dramatic blowout.
Jake Arrieta pitched another outstanding game -- going seven innings and striking out ten. There were two triples by pitchers on Wednesday, one by Clayton Kershaw, the other by Jake Arrieta. Arrieta drove in two runs to pace the win over the Cardinals.:
Brewers 5, Reds 0: Kyle Lohse pitched a complete game shutout over the Reds. The Brewers need nothing but wins and Giant losses to make playoffs, for one day, that was what happened.
Potential Thursday clinches
The Giants can clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Padres OR a Brewers loss to the Reds.
The Nationals can clinch the NL No. 1 seed by sweeping their doubleheader against the Mets
Thursday's relevant action (all times PT)
9:35 a.m. - Brewers (Yovani Gallardo) at Reds (David Holmberg)
10:05 a.m. - Dillon Gee) at (Blake Treinen)(
4:05 p.m. - Zack Wheeler) at (Gio Gonzalez)(
4:10 p.m. - David Hale)
7:15 p.m. - Padres (Andrew Cashner) Giants (Yusmeiro Petit)