The St. Louis Cardinals have swept the Washington Nationals with this afternoon’s 4-1 victory.
Sep 23, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (26) is congratulated by catcher Yadier Molina (4) after closing out the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Washington 4-3. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
With losses by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds, the magic number has been lowered to one game to clinch the National League Central division title.
Today marked the last time this season that Cards fans felt uncomfortable rooting for the Chicago Cubs to help us in the division standings.
Rookie second baseman Kolten Wong certainly understood that when he tweeted following the Cardinals game.
Shelby Miller got the start and pitched six solid innings. He started the seventh but was soon removed from the game. He picked up his 15th and probably last win of the regular season.
With two runs scored, including his 17th home run of the season, Matt Adams was easily offensive player of the game.
The Cardinals, Pirates, and Reds are all off on Thursday. The Reds host Pittsburgh. Whoever wins two of those three games will host the Wild Card playoff game. The Cardinals need to win one game to clinch the division.