(St. Louis, MO) — Michael Wacha took a shutout into the seventh inning before the Cubs put up a five-spot to beat the Cardinals 5-1 at Busch Stadium. Addison Russell’s three-run homer erased a 1-0 deficit as Chicago clinched the NL Central. Paul DeJong singled in the lone run for St. Louis. John Lackey got the win.
>>Cardinals Close Out Series With Cubs Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Cubs meet one more time tonight at Busch Stadium. It’s the finale of their four-game series, with Lance Lynn slated to start for St. Louis and Kyle Hendricks for Chicago. The Cardinals have lost four of their last five games to slip to 82-and-76. They’re three-and-a-half out of a wild card spot with four games to play.
>>Cubs Earn Third Straight Playoff Berth
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cubs are headed back to the postseason for the third consecutive year. Chicago clinched its second straight NL Central title with a 5-1 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis. That eliminated the Brewers from contention for the division crown. The Cubs will play the NL East champion Nationals in the National League Division Series.
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