Miller wins 15th; Cards sweep
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina celebrates as he looks into the dugout after hitting a two-run single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the St. Louis Cardinals, who wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals. The Cardinals moved another step closer to the National League Central title with a 4-1 victory Wednesday.
Jordan Zimmermann (19-9) missed his only shot at 20 wins, allowing four runs in seven innings. The Nationals had five hits one day after breaking up rookie Michael Wacha’s bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning.
N.Y. Mets 1, Cincinnati 0: Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati’s Mat Latos in the New York Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Reds.
L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 1: Jered Weaver pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels did a bit more damage to the Athletics’ home-field playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory over Oakland.