SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manuel Margot drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres overcame an impressive power display by Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-8. Bryant hit a pair of two-run homers and Jason Heyward also homered twice and drove in three runs for the Cubs, who hold the NL’s second wild-card spot.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his first career grand slam, Yoán Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3. Adam Engel added a solo shot for as the White Sox won their second straight, but just their fourth in 14 games. Adalberto Mondesi, Alex Gordon and Ryan O’Hearn went deep for the Royals on a warm night where the ball carried well and every run was scored on a homer.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs could get All-Star shortstop Javier Báez back if they reach the playoffs. Báez saw a hand specialist in Chicago who confirmed the slugger has a hairline fracture of his left thumb. With Báez and Addison Russell sidelined, touted prospect Nico Hoerner was promoted from Double-A Tennessee and got the start at shortstop against the Padres.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games. Top seeds Washington and Connecticut don’t play for another week as the two teams earned double byes to the semifinals.