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LEADING OFF: Nats, Cards open NLCS, Yanks-Astros set in ALCS

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

WELCOME TO THE NLCS

The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Anibal Sanchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas.

Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the NL Division Series.

Standings - AL Central

Teams W L Pct GB L10 Stk
MIN 101 61 .623 - 8-2 L1
CLE 93 69 .574 8.0 4-6 L5
CHW 72 89 .447 28.5 7-3 W1
KC 59 103 .364 42.0 3-7 W1
DET 47 114 .292 53.5 2-8 L1

Team Leaders - Hitting

Name Total
AVG Whit Merrifield .302
HR Jorge Soler 48
RBI Jorge Soler 117
R Whit Merrifield 105
SB Adalberto Mondesi 43
RC Jorge Soler 116.9
OBP Jorge Soler .354
SLG Jorge Soler .569
OPS Jorge Soler .922

Team Leaders - Pitching

Name Total
W Jakob Junis 9
K Jakob Junis 164
IP Jakob Junis 175.1
QS Danny Duffy 14
SV Ian Kennedy 30
ERA Brad Keller 4.19
WHIP Kenny Diekroeger -

Team Rankings - Hitting

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
R 691 4 14
AVG .247 4 11
SLG 0.401 4 14
OBP .309 4 13
HR 162 4 14
SB 117 1 2

Team Rankings - Pitching

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
W 59 4 13
ERA 5.18 4 13
WHIP 1.478 5 15
K/9 7.77 5 14
BAA 0.273 4 14
SLG 0.456 4 10
OBP .348 5 15

Latest Game - Sep 29, 2019

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIN (101-61) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
KC (59-103) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 9 0

W: Kennedy  (3-2) L: Graterol  (1-1)

MIN - HR: Cave  (8) , Castro  (13) , Cron   (25)

KC - HR: Soler  (48)

Player News

Richard Lovelady RP,SP: Lovelady underwent surgery on... Oct 17, 8:42PM

Jorge Soler RF: Soler went 1-for-4 with a... Sep 30, 4:23AM

Jorge Lopez SP: Lopez did not factor in the... Sep 30, 4:00AM

Humberto Arteaga SS: Humberto Arteaga went 2 for 3... Sep 29, 6:04PM

Ian Kennedy SP: Ian Kennedy improved to 3-2,... Sep 29, 6:04PM

Player Injuries

Player Injury Status Exp Return
Richard Lovelady RP,SP Knee Day-to-Day 2020/02/01
Cam Gallagher C Oblique Day-to-Day 2019/09/27
Adalberto Mondesi SS,2B Shoulder Day-to-Day 2019/09/24
Jakob Junis SP Rest Day-to-Day 2020/02/01
Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Toe 60-day IL 2020/01/01
Brad Keller SP Rest Day-to-Day 2020/02/01
Trevor Oaks SP Hip 60-day IL 2019/07/12
Salvador Perez C Elbow 60-day IL 2020/03/01

Recent Transactions

Date Player Transaction
2019/09/30 Scott Blewett SP Called Up from Minors
2019/09/30 Jorge Bonifacio RF Called Up from Minors
2019/09/30 Brian Flynn RP  Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
2019/09/30 Conner Greene SP Called Up from Minors
2019/09/30 Arnaldo Hernandez SP Called Up from Minors

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Sun, Sep 29 Minnesota W, 5-4 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Sep 28 Minnesota L, 4-3 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Sep 27 Minnesota L, 6-2 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Sep 25 Atlanta L, 10-2 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Sep 24 Atlanta W, 9-6 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time