Rockies fall to Nats, drop into NL West tie with Dodgers

Mikolas goes 8 innings Cardinals beat Cubs 2-1

Mikolas goes 8 innings Cardinals beat Cubs 2-1

The Dodgers' 15-0 drubbing of San Francisco and the Colorado Rockies' 12-0 thrashing of Washington on Sunday set up a one-game tiebreaker between them, which will be played at Dodger Stadium at 4 p.m. ET on Monday.

Thanks to a win against the Washington Nationals Friday night, Rocktober is officially happening.

Jose Bautista and Carlos Santana homered for the Phillies, outscored 39-7 in the series.

Dahl tied teammate Nolan Arenado with home runs in four consecutive games.

TOP PERFORMERS: Trea Turner is hitting.271 with 179 hits and 19 home runs in 161 games this year for the Nationals. The loser will become a wild card. To win this game, to win the division - it's in our hands.

Stanton hit his 36th and 37th homers of the season.

Mychal Kendricks suspended for insider trading
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty in early September to leveraging insider stock tips to boost his financial portfolio. Seattle now has three open roster spots to fill on their 53-man roster before Sunday's contest against the Rams.

Freeland, 25, was 0-3, 5.85 after his first four starts this season. He was tossed for intentionally throwing at a batter, shortly after Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge threw a pitch behind the head of a NY batter.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 28: Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates his two-run home run against the Washington Nationals in the dugout in the fifth inning at Coors Field on September 28, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. That game would not be played in Denver, as both the Cubs and Brewers have a better record. The Cubs' magic number is three to clinch the division. The 24-year-old last faced the Rockies in a September 19 start in which he overcame a 36-pitch first inning to allow two unearned runs in six innings, striking out 12 and walking one. In Saturday's game, the Nationals defeated the Rockies 12-2.

Jason Vargas completed an impressive season-ending run, tossing seven scoreless innings as host NY held off Atlanta.

Plenty to celebrate: The Rockies are headed to the postseason in back-to-back years for the first time in team history. "But I kind of just went day-by-day, and I am back here now, so it paid off in the end".

ROYALS 2, INDIANS 1 (10) Salvador Perez slashed a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning to give host Kansas City a victory over Cleveland. Alex Gordon also walked before Perez hit Ramirez's first pitch into left field to score Mondesi for the walk-off win. The Royals have prevailed in 14 of their past 17 home games. Making his final regular-season start, Sabathia had thrown 55 pitches and the five innings raised his season total to 153 innings - two shy of a $500,000 performance bonus in his contract for reaching 155 innings. The loss was just second in the past six games for the American League Central champion Indians.

TWINS 9, TIGERS 3 Willians Astudillo had a career-high 4 RBI, Tyler Austin added 3 and Minnesota beat visiting Detroit.

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