Phillies 6, Nationals 1: At Philadelphia, Ryan Howard hit his 47th homer and the Phillies beat Washington to end a 14-year playoff drought.
Marlins 8, Mets 1: At New York, Tom Glavine was tagged for seven runs in the first inning and the Mets completed their horrendous collapse with a season-ending loss to Florida.
Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 3: At Denver, Matt Holliday set up Colorado’s go-ahead, three-run burst in the eighth inning, Manny Corpas held off Arizona’s ninth-inning rally and the Rockies forced the first tiebreaker for a wild-card spot since 1999. San Diego (Jake Peavy will start) and Colorado (Josh Fogg) will play today at Coors Field for the final playoff spot in the majors.
Brewers 11, Padres 6: At Milwaukee, Brett Tomko had a shaky start, and San Diego failed in its second chance to wrap up the wild card.
Astros 3, Braves 0: At Houston, Craig Biggio doubled in his first at-bat and scored in the first inning of his final game for the Astros in front of a record crowd of 43,823 at Minute Maid Park.
Reds 8, Cubs 4: At Cincinnati, Alfonso Soriano set a Cubs record with his 14th homer in September, and the Central champions headed into the playoffs following a loss that amounted to a light workout. The Cubs will open the playoffs on Wednesday at Arizona.
Giants 11, Dodgers 2: At Los Angeles, Barry Zito allowed two runs in eight innings and San Francisco completed its worst season in 11 years by beating the Dodgers.
Cardinals 6, Pirates 5: At Pittsburgh, Skip Schumaker went 5 for 5 and drove in two runs and St. Louis won its fifth in a row by beating the last-place Pirates.
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