Uribe leads Dodgers into NLCS
A review of Monday's action in Major League Baseball, including a victory for the LA Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves.
Juan Uribe's two-run homer in the eighth sent the Los Angeles Dodgers into the National League Championship Series with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Carl Crawford had put the Dodgers 2-0 up with a pair of solo shots in the first and third, only for Atlanta to fight back and take the lead in the seventh, led by Chris Johnson's three hits.
But Uribe took David Carpenter deep in the eighth to ensure the Dodgers clinched the best-of-five series 3-1.
Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the eighth as he guided St Louis to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, helping the Cardinals tie their series at 2-2.
Matt Holliday's two-run homer in the sixth provided all the offence needed for Wacha, who threw 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out nine, and had his no-no broken up by a Pedro Alvarez solo shot in the eighth.
Jose Lobaton smashed a walk-off solo shot as the Tampa Bay Rays took their American League Divisional Series with the Boston Red Sox to game four with a 5-4 win in St Petersburg.
Down 2-0 in the series, the Rays appeared to be on their way to elimination at 3-0 down in the top of the fifth, before they rallied for a 4-3 lead thanks to Evan Longoria's three-run homer on his 28th birthday.
Fernando Rodney blew the save as Dustin Pedroia scored pinch-runner Xander Bogaerts on an RBI grounder, but Lobaton homered off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to ensure the best-of-five series will go on.
Brandon Moss and Seth Smith homered in the fifth to cut short a Detroit rally as the Oakland Athletics took a 2-1 advantage in their series with a 6-3 win over the Tigers.
Josh Reddick's long ball had helped the A's establish a 3-0 lead before Jhonny Peralta's two-run single keyed a three-run fourth for the Tigers.