>>Cards Top Bucs
(St. Louis, MO) — Miles Mikolas tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 11-5 at Busch Stadium. The right-hander struck out seven while recording his 15th win of the season. Marcell Ozuna drove in three, including a two-run double in the first. Tyler O’Neill added a three-run homer in the eighth for the Cards, who upped their lead for the second NL wild card spot to three games.
>>Cubs Blank Brewers
(Chicago, IL) — Jose Quintana struck out seven over six-and-two thirds shutout innings as the Cubs blanked the Brewers 3-0 at Wrigley Field. The lefty notched his 13th win of the season. Victor Caratini drove in two runs for the North Siders, who pushed their lead over Milwaukee to two games in the NL Central. Pedro Strop [[ Strope ]] worked the ninth for his 13th save.
>>Cubs Still Planning To Play Nationals Despite Threat Of Hurricane
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are still planning to play the Nationals in D.C. tomorrow even as Hurricane Florence threatens the East Coast. The game was scheduled because of Sunday’s rainout at Nationals Park. The North Siders are entering their 23rd consecutive day with a scheduled game. If they play tomorrow, the Cubs will be looking at a game for 30 straight days.
>>Royals Top White Sox
(Kansas City, MO) — Brad Keller threw seven innings of one-run ball as the Royals topped the White Sox 6-3 in Kansas City. Dylan Covey allowed six runs in four-and-a-third frames to take the loss. The South Siders scored a run in the third when Avasail Garcia beat out an infield single. The Sox pulled within three in the ninth on Tim Anderson’s RBI single and a bases-loaded walk by Yoan Moncada.
>>Red Sox Clinch Playoff Spot
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox are the first team to lock up a postseason spot in Major League Baseball. Boston clinched at least a wild card spot with a 7-2 win over Toronto at Fenway Park. It will be the third straight playoff appearance for the Red Sox, whose magic number to clinch the AL East is nine. Boston is 99-and-46, one win away from its first 100-win season since 1946.
>>Hurricane Florence Forces Cancellations
(Undated) — The threat of Hurricane Florence is causing the cancellation of college football games along the East Coast. Games that have been cancelled on Saturday include West Virginia at NC State, UCF at North Carolina and East Carolina at Virginia Tech. The Ohio-Virginia game has been moved from Charlottesville to Nashville. They’ll play at Vanderbilt’s home stadium.
>>Lightning GM Yzerman Steps Down
(Tampa, FL) — Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman [[ EYE-zur-mihn ]] is stepping down and moving into a senior advisor role. Longtime assistant Julien BriseBois [[ BREEZE-bwah ]] will take over as GM. Yzerman served as GM of the Lightning the previous eight seasons, which included five trips to the playoffs and an appearance in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.
>>WNBA Finals Resume Tonight
(Fairfax, VA) — Game Three of the WNBA Finals tips off tonight as the Seattle Storm visit the Washington Mystics. Seattle leads the best-of-five series two-games-to-none and can clinch with a win tonight. The Storm seek their first WNBA title since 2010 and the third in franchise history. The Mystics need three straight wins to bring home the title, which would be their first ever.