Cardinals lose but clinch playoff spot anyway
The defending World Series champions were beaten by Cincinnati 3-1 but wrapped up the second NL wild card hours later when the Giants won 4-3 at Dodger Stadium. St. Louis will play at Atlanta on Friday in the new one-game playoff between wild-card teams.
The Dodgers' loss left them two games behind St. Louis with one game to go.
See other NationalSports news:FIFA President Sepp Blatter Banned for 90 Days
Jessica Mendoza on Sexist Backlash: 'He Came After Me Because I Was a Woman'
UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Says Justin Bieber Was Rude to Her Sister
Pirates' Sean Rodriguez Pummels a Gatorade Cooler After Benches Clear in NL Wild Card Game
Martin Truex Jr.'s Crew Chief Placed on Probation