Justin Verlander capped his magnificent comeback season by striking out 10 without allowing a hit in five innings, and Houston’s bullpen kept the Philadelphia Phillies hitless until the ninth inning in a 10-0 win Tuesday night.
Philadelphia clinched their first playoff berth in 11 years with a 3-0 win over the Astros.
Kyle Schwarber and Bryson Stott had three RBI apiece and Zack Wheeler pitched five scoreless innings.
The Nittany Lions defeated Northwestern 17-7 in their Big Ten opener.
Philadelphia dug out of a 14-0 hole after the first quarter by scoring 29 unanswered points.
Kyle Schwarber hit two of Philadelphia’s five homers in the nightcap.
The Leopards intercepted Bison QB Ethan Grady three times.
Nick Singleton had 21 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown for the Nittany Lions.
Gaige Garcia had 71 yards rushing on eight carries and a touchdown for the Mountain Hawks.