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AP sports on Bruce Morton a pair of tight races in the national league in the central division St. Louis began Tuesday with a two game lead over the brewers The Cardinals beat Colorado 5 four in order to keep pace Milwaukee needed to defeat the Dodgers Chuck Freeman tells the story The floundering brewers blew a late lead but then rallied from a one run deficit in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat the Dodgers 5 to four Victor caratini delivered a one out bloop single the score of the tying and winning runs then after the brewers loaded the bases against Dodgers closer Craig kimbrel Meanwhile the braves pulled it within three and a half games of the mets and the east with a 5 nothing decision behind a 12 strikeout performance from Charlie Morton First baseman met Olsen says Atlanta is helping itself by taking the first two games of this series It's good to come out and get these first two Obviously we got a couple good arms coming up these next two and it won't get any easier for the braves as they still have to face Jacob de Grom and Max Scherzer Other national league winners were the Phillies Marlins cubs and giants In the American League the Yankees may lead the east but they lost for the tenth time in 12 starts when they were beaten by Tampa Bay three one raised manager Kevin cash likes how his club has won four straight including the last two in The Bronx Wins and this ballpark against this team they can elevate you a little bit make you feel that much better In another AL east game with playoff implications the Orioles won in Toronto four to two In the race for the American League's final wild card spot the O's trail the Jays by one half game The remaining junior circuit winners were the Red Sox White Sox tigers twins a's and M's Pro basketball the NBA will be idle on election day but all 30 teams will be playing on November 7th the night before the midterms Tennis at the western and southern open Serena Williams lost in straight sets to U.S. open champ Emma Bruce Martin AP sports

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