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•  In game four of the National League Divisional Series, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-1, winning the best-of-five series three-games-to-one and moving on to the National League Championship Series, where they will play the Arizona Diamondbacks in a best-of-seven tournament beginning Monday night.

This means that of the four teams remaining in the Major League Baseball postseason, only one - the Houston Astros - actually won their division.  The other three - the Phillies, the Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers - are all wild card teams that got hot at the right time.

•  And, in Thursday Night Football (Taylor's Version), the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos 19-8.