Major League Baseball postseason

From Ruth and Gehrig to Tatis and Myers: Padres tie Yankees record in Wild Card win over Cardinals

But a pair of young sluggers have joined the Yankees legends in MLB’s record book.

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. and right fielder Wil Myers each hit a pair of home runs in their 11-9 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in Game 2 of their National League Wild Card Series.

Tatis and Myers are the second teammates in postseason history with multiple homers in the same game, joining Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, including Ruth’s famed “called shot.” The Padres are the first team in postseason history with five home runs from the sixth inning onward in a game.

The winner will advance to the National League Division Series to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Thanks to 13 strikeouts from ace Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers advanced to the NLDS on Thursday with a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Chicago Cubs-Miami Marlins Wild Card Series resumes on Friday following a rainout Thursday at Wrigley Field.

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