The Washington Nationals blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0 in game four of their National League Division Series on Wednesday in Chicago to even the series 2-2 (and force a game five). Michael A. Taylor contributed a grand slam in the top of the eighth for the Nats. Stephen Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings en route to the win; he surrendered just three hits, walked two and struck out 12. The teams will be in Washington DC tonight for the decisive game five at 8 pm.
In other MLB post-season news, the New York Yankees are bound for the American League Championship Series! The Yankees punched their ticket to the next round of the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in game five of their division series on Wednesday night. Didi Gregorius hit two home runs off Corey Kluber to lift the Yanks to victory. New York will go on to face the Houston Astros in the ALCS; game one is set for Friday night in Houston.
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