Cardinals ‘magic number’ down to 8 as Cubs and Brewers lose key games

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Adam Wainwright put on another sharp performance while outpitching Max Scherzer, right fielder Dexter Fowler made a sensational catch and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Wednesday.

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in ten innings Wednesday night. The Brewers also lost, so both teams are now three games behind the Cardinals. That means the Cardinals magic number to win the National League Central Division is down to eight.

The Cardinals begin selling tickets for possible playoff games today at noon. The Cardinals could host a wild card game on October 1, 2019.  They may also host up to three National League Division Series games from October third through ninth.

The Cardinals begin a four-game series against the Cubs starting tonight in Chicago. Coverage starts tonight at 6:00 pm right here on FOX 2. Seven of the final ten games of the regular season are against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 35-31 against the rest of their division. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .328 is fourth in the National League. Anthony Rizzo leads the club with an OBP of .401.

The Cardinals are 41-28 in division matchups. The St. Louis pitching staff owns a team ERA of 3.79, Miles Mikolas leads the staff with a mark of 4.29.

Nicholas Castellanos leads the Cubs with 85 extra-base hits and is batting .292. Kris Bryant is 12-for-33 with five home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 31 home runs and is slugging .468. Tommy Edman has 10 hits and is batting .313 over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

 

 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

About FOX 2 News

FOX 2 and KPLR 11 in St. Louis cover the news in Missouri and Illinois. There are over 68 hours of live news and local programming on-air each week. Our website and live video streams operate 24/7. Download our apps for alerts and follow us on social media for updates in your feed.

President Harry Truman said: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” That spirit is alive and well at Fox 2. Our teamwork is on display each and every day.

Our news slogan is: “Coverage You Can Count On.” We quite frankly are too busy to worry about who gets the credit. Our main concern is serving the viewer.

We go where the stories take us. Whether it be Washington, D.C when a Belleville man opened fire during a congressional baseball game practice or to Puerto Rico where local Ameren crews restored power after more than 5 months in the dark.

Coverage You Can Count On means “Waking up your Day” with our top-rated morning show. From 4:00 am-10:00 am we are leading the way with breaking news. But our early morning crew also knows how to have some fun! Our strong commitment to the communities we serve is highlighted with our Friday neighborhood shows.

Our investigative unit consists of three reporters. Elliott Davis focuses on government waste, Chris Hayes is our investigative reporter, and Mike Colombo is our consumer reporter. They work in unison with the news department by sharing resources and ideas.

We continue to cover breaking news aggressively and relied on our seasoned journalists to make a difference with the stories we covered. The shooting of Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor is just one example of that. Jasmine Huda was the only reporter who had exclusive access to the O’Connor family during his amazing rehabilitation in Colorado.

Last, but certainly not least, FOX 2 and KPLR 11 are committed to covering local politics. We host debates among candidates and have the most extensive presidential election coverage. Our commitment to politics isn’t just during an election year. We produce two political shows that air every weekend.

Popular

Latest News

More News