MILWAUKEE — Travis Shaw hit a game-winning two-run homer with one out in the 10th inning Saturday off closer Wade Davis, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs.

Shaw jumped up and down near the plate as he waited for the ball to clear the left-field fence. The Brewers had lost the first two games of the pivotal series in extra innings.

Milwaukee moved back within 4 1/2 games of NL Central-leading Chicago.

With eight days left in the regular season, the Cubs still seem to be in good shape to win a second straight division title.

BRAVES 4, PHILLIES 2: Pinch-hitter Johan Camargo doubled in two runs in a three-run eighth inning, Rio Ruiz homered, and Atlanta won at home.

PIRATES 11, CARDINALS 6: Lance Lynn allowed eight runs in the first inning and St. Louis slipped up in its wild-card bid, losing at Pittsburgh.

NATIONALS 4, METS 3: Daniel Murphy homered in the 10th and the bullpen followed Stephen Strasburg with five scoreless innings for Washington at New York.


ASTROS 6, ANGELS 2: Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer to back a solid start by Charlie Morton and Houston won at home to further dampen Los Angeles’ wild-card hopes.

Justin Upton hit two home runs for the Angels, who matched a season worst with their sixth straight loss.

YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1: New York returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, clinching no worse the a wild card with a win at Toronto behind Greg Bird’s three-run homer.

Sonny Gray (10-11) allowed one run and four hits in six innings as the Yankees won for the 11th time in 14 games and at 86-68 matched their season high of 18 games over .500. New York celebrated its 53rd postseason berth in a low-key manner on the field after former-Yankee Rob Refsnyder hit a game-ending groundout off Aroldis Chapman, then sprayed bubbly in the visitors’ clubhouse.

INDIANS 11, MARINERS 4: Francisco Lindor led off the game with his 33rd home run, the most by a Cleveland middle infielder, in a rout at Seattle for their 28th victory in 30 games.

Carlos Carrasco (17-6) matched teammate Cory Kluber and Chris Sale of Boston for the most wins in the AL, allowing one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Yan Gomes homered twice and had four RBI, and Jose Ramirez homered and drove in four runs.

TWINS 10, TIGERS 4: Zack Granite hit his first major league home run, a three-run drive that capped an eight-run eighth inning for Minnesota at Detroit.

ROYALS 8, WHITE SOX 2: Alex Gordon homered, Whit Merrifield drove in three runs and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning to lead Kansas City at Chicago, keeping its playoff hopes alive.

RAYS 9, ORIOLES 6: Lucas Duda hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to back Jake Odorizzi, and Tampa Bay won at Baltimore to eliminate the Orioles from postseason contention.


MARLINS: Jeff Conine, who was special assistant to the club president, was part of the purge of team executives before the sale of the franchise. Also fired were Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, and former manager Jack McKeon.

YANKEES: Pitcher Luis Severino was hit in the back of the left shoulder by a line drive while Toronto was taking batting practice.

Severino didn’t appear to suffer a serious injury in the accident.

BRAVES: Manager Brian Snitker said he still doesn’t know if he will return next year after meeting with front-office executives.

RANGERS: Manager Jeff Banister left the team to be with his ill mother.