Cardinals Clinch N.L.’s Best Record
St. Louis not only beat the Cubs 4-0 on Sunday but they clinched the best record in the National League in the process.
The Cardinals wrapped up the regular season going 97-65, finishing a game ahead of the Atlanta Braves for the league’s best record. St. Louis won the NL Central by three games over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
St. Louis won their final six games of the season, including three game sweeps of both the Nationals and the Cubs.
Jon Jay, David Descalso, Shane Robinson and Tony Cruz each drove in a run for the Cardinals on Sunday. St. Louis used five pitchers to combine for the shutout win over the rival Cubs.
The Pirates and Reds will square off in a one game playoff to determine who will face the Cardinals in the second round of the NL playoffs. The Braves will host the Dodgers in the other series.