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Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC spot
Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Thursday night.
Carpenter goes yard for the win
After the Cubs tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, Matt Carpenter puts the Cardinals ahead for good with a home run in the 10th.
Cruz powers Twins with 2 homers
Nelson Cruz hits two home runs and drives in five runs as the Twins take down the Royals.
Source: Marlins giving Mattingly 2-year extension
Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension with the rebuilding Miami Marlins, a source told ESPN, confirming an El Extrabase report. A source tells ESPN's Jeff Passan that the extension, which will be announced Friday, is for two years.
Indians move into a tie for wild card spot, beat Tigers 7-0
Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and the Cleveland Indians moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
Rays step up wild-card push against Red Sox
The Tampa Bay Rays are in a three-team race for the American League's two wild-card playoff berths.