Dodgers main­tain West lead with rout

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six score­less in­nings and tied a ca­reer high with three of the Dodgers’ 16 hits, and NL West-lead­ing Los An­ge­les routed the San Diego Padres 14-0 on Sun­day.

The Dodgers’ di­vi­sion lead re­mained at 11/2 games over Colorado, which won 2-0 at Ari­zona.

The Dodgers fin­ished their home slate at 44-37. They are 87-69 over­all and would need to sur­pass the NL East cham­pion At­lanta Braves (88-68) to earn home-field ad­van­tage in the NL Di­vi­sion Se­ries.

At Pitts­burgh, Chris­tian Yelich hit his 32nd home run, Travis Shaw added his 31st and the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers blew past the mis­take­prone Pi­rates 13-6. Yelich boosted his bat­ting av­er­age to an NLlead­ing .322 as Mil­wau­kee won to bol­ster its chances of reach­ing the post-sea­son for just the fifth time in fran­chise his­tory. The Brew­ers (89-67) hold the top NL wild-card spot and re­main 21/2 games be­hind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Cen­tral.

At St. Louis, Miles Miko­las won his fourth straight start, Matt Car­pen­ter hit his NL-lead­ing 36th homer and the Car­di­nals beat the San Fran­cisco Giants 9-2 to com­plete a three-game sweep and re­main on track for the NL’s sec­ond wild card. St. Louis (87-69) hosts the Brew­ers (89-67) in a three­game se­ries start­ing Mon­day.

At New York, the Yan­kees’ Didi Gre­go­rius tore car­ti­lage in his right wrist Sat­ur­day while scor­ing the run that clinched a wild­card berth for New York. Man­ager Aaron Boone said he was un­sure if Gre­go­rius, who has 27 homers and 86 RBIs, would re­turn in time for the post-sea­son. The Yan­kees lost 6-3 to Bal­ti­more Sun­day, but main­tained their 11/2-game lead for home-field ad­van­tage in the wild card game over Oak­land as the Ath­let­ics lost 5-1 to Min­nesota.

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