10.13.15: All 8 teams in action Monday
NEW YORK (AP) — Curtis Granderson, Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud combined for eight hits, 11 RBIs and six runs scored as the New York Mets whipped the Dodgers 13-7 in New York to take a 2-1 lead in the NLDS. Granderson put the Mets ahead to stay with a three-run double in the second and added a two-run double to finish with five ribbies. Cespedes unloaded a three-run blast in the fourth, and d’Arnaud provided a solo shot and three RBIs.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took a 2-1 lead in the NLDS by setting a club postseason record with six home runs in an 8-6 triumph over the Cardinals. Rookies Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler homered for the Cubs, as did Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler and Starlin Castro. Winning pitcher Jake Arrieta left the game after yielding four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Donaldson, Chris Colabello and Kevin Pillar homered as the Toronto Blue Jays outscored the Rangers 8-4 to force a fifth game in the AL division series. Donaldson and Colabello hit first-inning blasts before Pillar added a solo shot and three RBIs. Rangers starter and loser Derek Holland was rocked for six runs and five hits in just two-plus innings as the Jays sent the series back to Toronto for a winner-take-all on Wednesday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Five straight hits and a two-run error by shortstop Carlos Correa helped the Royals score five times in the eighth to turn a 6-2 deficit into an eventual 9-6 victory at Houston in Game 4 of the AL division series. Eric Hosmer delivered an RBI single during the rally before belting a two-run homer in the ninth. Correa homered twice and had four RBIs for the Astros, who head back to Kansas City for the fifth and final game of the series on Wednesday.