Both National League divisional playoff series continued on Tuesday.
At St. Louis:
Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco's three-run shot with two out in the seventh inning provided the difference as the Philadelphia Phillies took a two-games-to-one divisional series lead following their 3-2 road win over the St. Louis Cardinals, who stranded 14 runners on base.
At Phoenix, Arizona:
Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam home run in the fifth inning while fellow rookie Josh Collmenter pitched seven strong innings of two-hit ball as the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided elimination by handily defeating the visiting Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 and cut their divisional playoff series deficit to two-games-to-one.