73
      Monday
      87 / 66
      Tuesday
      88 / 68
      Wednesday
      88 / 67

      The Cardinals clinch the NL Central

      The St. Louis Cardinals clinched their first NL Central title in four years, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-0 Friday night behind the strong pitching of Lance Lynn and home runs by David Freese and Matt Holliday. St. Louis (95-65) has won six of seven and is tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NL.

      They are assured of home-field advantage when the NL division series starts Thursday. Adam Wainwright (18-9) was moved up to start Saturday, putting the St. Louis ace on track to start his team's postseason opener against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or the Los Angeles Dodgers.