MLB wrap: Nationals secure home-field advantage in NL wild-card game

first_imgThink the @Nationals offense is ready for the Wild Card game?(MLB x @PapaJohns)— MLB (@MLB) September 28, 2019Parra finished 2 of 4 on the night, along with Ryan Zimmerman.Daniel Hudson earned the win after pitching one hitless inning.Adam Plutko got tagged with the loss.Studs of the NightPete Alonso hit his 53rd home run Saturday, which is more than any rookie in MLB history. The Mets beat the Braves 3-0.What a season for @Pete_Alonso20. 👏— MLB (@MLB) September 29, 2019Justin Verlander struck out his 3,000th batter Saturday to become just the 18th pitcher all-time to reach the milestone.Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings as the Dodgers got their 105th win. He allowed five hits while striking out seven in the 2-0 win over the Giants.Duds of the NightTampa Bay recorded only three hits against Toronto. The Rays had seven starters lay goose eggs in the 4-1 loss including Austin Meadows, Jesus Aguilar and Nate Lowe, who all went 0 for 4.Edwin Jackson gave up three runs on four hits in just three innings of work in the Tigers’ 7-1 loss to the White Sox. Justin Verlander becomes 18th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts Gerardo Parra hit a grand slam in a whopping nine-run second inning to highlight the victory, which is Washington’s seventh consecutive win.”I don’t have to go home and pack,” manager Dave Martinez said after the game, via ESPN. “Nice to stay at home. The boys wanted to stay at home, so they came out and swung the bats.” Related News Mets’ Pete Alonso breaks Aaron Judge’s rookie home-run recordcenter_img The Nationals now have a crucial advantage in the National League wild-card game.After a 10-7 win against the already-eliminated Indians, they will host the postseason contest at the beginning of October. HighlightsWhat else do you expect from Jorge Soler? (P.S. This was his second home run of the game.)The AL HR leader doing AL HR leader things. ☀️💪— MLB (@MLB) September 28, 2019Jonathan Villar has power and [email protected] is the 1st player with at least 20 HR and 40 SB in the same season since @RealCarlosGomez in 2013.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 28, 2019What’s Next? Brewers (89-72) at Rockies (70-91), 3:10 p.m. ET — Sunday marks the last day of the regular season and there’s a lot a stake. One of the biggest games will be a must-win contest for the Brewers. They trail the Cardinals by one game after losing Saturday. A Brewers win along with a Cardinals loss will put the two teams in a tie for first place in the NL Central, which would force Game 163.last_img

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