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Pinch-hitter Christian Colon's two-out single off Seth Lugo broke an eighth-inning tie, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Mets 3-2 Saturday and dealing New York a critical defeat in the NL wild card race.
Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the reeling Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss with a wild 9-8 victory on Saturday.
One year ago, just winning the National League East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. "The goal now is the big prize," manager Brian Snitker said.
The Padres were the first to make a move among clubs looking to make a change in the dugout, but they won't be the last.
Giancarlo Stanton launched his first homer since missing nearly three months to injury, James Paxton won his 10th straight start and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Saturday.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected by crew chief Joe West, while hitting coach Marcus Thames was booted by plate umpire Jeremie Rehak, both in the first inning.