The Cardinals locked up the division title tonight with a 7-0 victory over the Cubs. Lance Lynn pitched 6 shutout innings for the win and will make the decision regarding the postseason starting rotation a difficult one for Mike Matheny.
After finishing second in the division the last 3 years, winning the division is extra sweet for this Cards team. Its their first division title since 2009.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves won 1-0 against the Phillies to remain tied with the Cardinals for the best record in the NL and home field advantage.
With two games to play, the Cardinals will send Adam Wainwright to the mound tomorrow and Joe Kelly on Sunday to try to win out and put the pressure on the Braves to keep pace.
In any case, the Cardinals accomplished their biggest goal, winning the division. Getting home field advantage would just be icing on the cake.