The Cubs beat the Astros 4-3 in twelve innings. Carlos Lee managed to tie the game 3-3 for Houston in the ninth inning as he launched a massive 368 foot home run to left field, plating Jordan Schafer. Lee was 3-5 overall in the game, and contributed two homers overall. For the Cubs, Geovany Soto hit a homer and Aramis Ramirez picked up three hits, including a triple. Matt Garza was great, giving up just one run through eight innings before giving up the homer in the ninth.
The Cardinals beat the Phillies 4-2 in eleven innings. Both teams scored one run in the second inning with the Cards tacking on a second in the eighth and the Phillies tying it in the ninth. St. Louis would have the last laugh, though, as they scored two in the eleventh inning to pick up the win. Albert Pujols was 4-4 with two walks and Yadier Molina went 2-5 with a solo homer. Jaime Garcia had a very good outing, allowing just one run in seven innings.
The Pirates lost to the Dodgers 2-7. Not really much of note for Pittsburgh in this game. A couple two hit games, an Alex Presley homer, and a short outing from Jeff Locke.
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The Wild Card race looks like this right now:
And here are the playoff participants, if the season ended today:
Braves (Wild Card)
Henry Sosa (2-4, 5.02) and Rodrigo Lopez (5-6, 5.04) do battle as the Astros and Cubs face off.
Jake Westbrook (12-8, 4.61) takes the mound for the Cardinals as they play the Phillies and Roy Oswalt (7-9, 3.88).
Yovani Gallardo (16-10, 3.66) is pitching for the Brewers and is up against Edinson Volquez (5-5, 5.80) and the Reds.
For the Pirates, it's James McDonald (9-8, 4.09) pitching against the Dodgers and Ted Lilly (9-14, 4.39).