Dodgers, Cubs and Rockies Get Key Wins

We'll stop writing about the NL playoff race when it stops being what it is -- a nightly dose of must-watch television in the hunt for October. Three teams got key wins last night. Here are those highlights in 30 seconds or less.

Baez Blasts and Bunts Cubs to 4-3 Win in Extras

Exactly what the header says... Javier Baez hit his 31st homer of the season, doubled, and bunted in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Cubs beat the Nationals, 4-3.

Dodgers Beat Cardinals 9-7 Behind Machado's Big Night

Manny Machado went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and his 34th home run of the season. L.A. pitcher Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs but still got the win. He hasn't lost since July 21.

Rockies Roll in Series With Diamondbacks, 10-3

Colorado beat Arizona to win 3-of-4 games in this marquee series. Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit homers once again. The Rockies pushed their lead over the Diamondbacks to 4.5 games.

MLBJeff Yoder