90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Baseball Pennant Races Heat Up

Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the third inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 20, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the third inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 20, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Washington Nationals are riding a nine-game winning streak after last night’s 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Nats have the best record in the National League and lead the Atlanta Braves by seven games in the league’s Eastern Division.

But while that race may be pretty much decided, the playoff chase in the other National League divisions is not. In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles are in charge in the East — they lead by nine games. But in the Central and West, at least four teams are involved in the hunt for first place.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti steps up to the plate to talk about it with our sports analyst Mike Pesca.

Guest


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.