Vernon Wells homered twice and Brandon Morrow pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in five starts, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-0 victory over Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Adam Wainwright threw a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and scored on Ryan Ludwick's tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday night.
Ryan Braun reached 200 hits for the first time on a two-run homer in the first inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday to ensure the NL Central champions will open the postseason on the road.
Prince Fielder drove in the go-ahead run with his two-out, eighth inning infield single and the struggling Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Todd Wellemeyer carried a three-hitter into the seventh inning to bounce back from two poor starts and the St. Louis Cardinals leaned on rookies for offense in a 5-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Colby Rasmus' two-run homer in the second inning gave St. Louis' slumping offense a lift and the Cardinals avoided being swept by last-place Pittsburgh, getting a strong effort from their bullpen in a 5-1 victory on Thursday night.