The St. Louis Cardinals are one win or a Pittsburgh loss away from winning their first division title since 2009.
The Redbirds won their matinee Wednesday game with the Washington Nationals, 5-1, on the strength of Matt Adams’ 17th home run and a fifth-inning, two-run single by Yadier Molina.
Shelby Miller struck out three in six innings for his 15th win on the season, and Trevor Rosenthal saved his third consecutive game.
St. Louis and Pittsburgh both don’t play Thursday, with the Cardinals beginning a series Friday with the Cubs and the Pirates visiting the Reds. The Redbirds and Cubs can be heard on 94.3 KAT Country and 93.9 The Eagle at 6:20 PM.