It was fan appreciation day yesterday at the ballpark as the Phillies hosted their final home game of the season. Mets' centerfielder Juan Lagares entered the game batting .385/.429/.667 with one home run and nine of his 32 RBIs coming in his 14 games against the Phillies. Lagares went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and his 33rd RBI of the year. The Phillies offense sputtered for Cliff Lee as the Mets swept the Phillies with a 4-3 victory. More here.
The Phillies made another major move prior to yesterday's game. The team announced that they have removed the "interim" tag from Ryne Sandberg and he will be the team's new full-time manager. Sandberg, 54, replaced longtime Phillies manager Charlie Manuel in August and the team has subsequently gone 18-17 in the 35 games following. More here.
The Braves were looking for their 92nd win on Sunday taking on the Cubs. Atlanta start Julio Teheran allowed one run on four hits over six innings and the Braves offense came through for a 5-2 win. he win clinched Atlanta's first NL East title since 2005. More here.
Around the NFC East:
The Giants were looking to avoid an 0-3 start for the first time since 1996 taking on the Panthers yesterday. Cam Newton was 15-for-27 for 223 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He also rushed seven times for 45 yards and a touchdown as Carolina blanked New York 38-0. More here.
Dallas was taking on the St. Louis Rams in Arlington looking to take sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray carried the ball 26 times for 175 yards and a touchdown. The only other time he has rushed for more than 140 yards was against the Rams in 2011. Dallas would go on to win handedly, 31-7. More here.
The defending-division champion Redskins were also looking to avoid an 0-3 start. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford won the battle of the QBs as he was 25-for-42 for 385 yards and two touchdowns to lead Detroit to a 27-20 win. More here.
The Redskins and Giants are both 0-3 for the first time in history.