Monday, October 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. Chicago heads into its first postseason appearance since 2008 brimming with confidence. The Cubs ended the regular season with a three-game sweep in Milwaukee. Anthony Rizzo had a two-run single with the bases loaded in the first to reach a career-high 101 RBIs on the season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Norris pitched one-hit ball for five innings as the Detroit Tigers finished their first-to-worst tumble in the AL Central with a 6-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. The Tigers entered this season the four-time defending division champion but were hurt by significant injuries and shaky pitching. Chicago finished the season at 76-86.
ATLANTA (AP) — Shelby Miller ended his 24-start winless streak to lead the Atlanta Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener. Miller struck out seven and walked three. He had been 0-16 since winning at Miami on May 17 despite a 3.83 ERA in that span. John Lackey allowed three runs over four innings in a postseason tuneup.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Cutler threw for two touchdowns to lead the Chicago Bears to a 22-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders. It was the Bears' first win under John Fox. The Raiders grabbed the lead on a field goal by Sebastian Janikowski with just over two minutes remaining. Cutler then led Chicago from its 20 to the Oakland 32 before Robbie Gould nailed the winner in the closing seconds.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Gurley rushed for all but two of his 146 yards in the second half as the St. Louis Rams held on to hand the Arizona Cardinals a 24-22 loss on Sunday. Gurley saw his most extensive action as a pro and his 52-yard run set up what proved to be the winning touchdown. Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns.