Trea Turner go-ahead grand slam lifted Washington to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for a doubleheader sweep Tuesday that helped the Nationals clinch an NL wild card, capping quite a turnaround for a team that was 19-31 in late May.Turner had three hits in the day first game, a 4-1 win for the Nationals. Washington assured itself of returning to the playoffs for the fifth time in eight years after sitting out October in 2018.Anthony Rendon delivered two sacrifice flies to raise his majors-leading RBIs total to 124 in the opening victory, a result that also eliminated Philadelphia and $330 million outfielder Bryce Harper, the ex-Nationals star, from postseason contention. In the nightcap, Washington trailed 4-2 entering the sixth, because Brad Miller managed to hit two homers off Max Scherzer (11-7).Washington loaded the bases in the sixth against Aaron Nola (12-7) with two walks and a single, setting the stage for Turner 18th homer of the season and second career slam, which came off Jared Hughes.In the first game, Tanner Rainey (2-3) struck out two in a 1-2-3 sixth for the win in the makeup of a June 18 rainout Shawon Dunston Jersey. Nick Vincent (1-4) took the loss in the first game.DIAMONDBACKS 3, CARDINALS 2, 19 INNINGSPHOENIX Ildemaro Vargas had a game-tying pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning and then singled with the bases loaded in the 19th at 134 a.m. local time to lift Arizona past St. Louis.Carson Kelly and Nick Ahmed started the final rally with back-to-back singles off John Brebbia (3-4), who was the Cardinals 11th pitcher of the night. Jarrod Dyson and Robbie Ray a pitcher who had to pinch hit struck out before Christian Walker was intentionally walked to load the bases.Then it was Vargas turn to be the hero again, smacking a single his fourth hit of the game through the left side of the infield. He raised his hands as players rushed the field to celebrate.The game last 6 hours and 53 minutes and featured 24 pitchers and 48 strikeouts, with both teams plowing through bullpen arms thanks to September expanded rosters. The Diamondbacks used a franchise-record 30 players. It was the longest game by innings and time in Chase Field history.Kevin Ginkel (3-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.St. Louis had its lead in the NL Central cut to 2 1 2 games over Milwaukee. The Cardinals have four games remaining, while the Brewers have five.BREWERS 4, REDS 2CINCINNATI Ryan Braun added to his record total of homers at Great American Ball Park, and Milwaukee moved a step closer to a wild-card berth with its fifth win in a row.Just like last season, when Milwaukee put on a late rush to take the NL Central title Alec Mills Jersey, the Brewers have closed in on a playoff spot with a September flourish. Theyve won 16 of 18, positioning themselves for one of the NL wild cards along with Washington. They can clinch Wednesday with a win or losses by the Cubs and Mets.Braun connected for his 21st homer off Sonny Gray (11-8), making the final start of his All-Star season. Braun 27 homers at Great American are the most by a visiting player.Brent Suter (4-0) allowed three hits in three relief innings. Josh Hader allowed a pair of hits in the ninth before fanning Kyle Farmer for his 36th save in 42 chances.PIRATES 9, CUBS 2PITTSBURGH Freefalling Chicago committed five errors, including two in a seven-run seventh inning, and moved to the brink of elimination with its seventh straight loss.Chicago dropped to 82-75 and would be eliminated with one more loss or Milwaukee win. The Cubs have not missed the playoffs since 2014.Aided by a fielding error by second baseman Ben Zobrist and errant throw by reliever Danny Hultzen, the Pirates sent 13 batters to the plate in the seventh as they chased starter Kyle Hendricks (11-10) and erased a 1-0 deficit. Pittsburgh stopped a nine-game losing streak in which it had been outscored 87-26.Francisco Liriano (5-3) pitched a perfect seventh. Pittsburgh rookie Mitch Keller gave up one run and seven hits in five innings.METS 5, MARLINS 4, 11 INNINGSNEW YORK Three outs from postseason elimination, New York tied it 4-all in the ninth when Michael Conforto clocked his second two-run homer of the game, connecting off José Ureña for his 33rd long ball of the season. Brandon Nimmo won it by working a bases-loaded walk in the 11th against rookie Jeff Brigham.After wins by Washington and Milwaukee earlier in the day, the Mets needed a victory to stay in the playoff race. They are tied with the plummeting Chicago Cubs, five games behind the Brewers for the second NL wild card with five to play.Conforto drew a leadoff walk from Adam Conley (2-10) in the 11th, and Brigham hit Amed Rosario with a 97 mph fastball. A wild pitch advanced both runners before Todd Frazier was intentionally walked. One out later, Nimmo walked on a 3-1 pitch to force in the winning run.Paul Sewald (1-1), the seventh Mets pitcher, struck out two in a perfect inning for his first major league win in his 119th appearance.TWINS 4, TIGERS 2DETROIT Willians Astudillo and Eddie Rosario fueled a four-run seventh inning, and Minnesota dodged an injury scare for starter Jake Odorizzi to move closer to an AL Central title.Odorizzi (15-7) pitched two-hit ball through six innings but was pulled with a tight left hamstring after warming up for the seventh He later said he had a cramp and expected to be fine.The Twins improved to 97-60, their most victories since going 98-64 in 1970. Minnesota magic number to clinch the division is two over Cleveland. Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth for his 29th save.Detroit (46-110) reached 110 losses for the second time, 16 years after setting the AL record of 119. With one more loss or a win by Baltimore, the club would be assured the No. 1 pick in next year amateur draft.Spencer Turnbull (3-16) allowed two runs both scoring after he left the game on six hits and two walks in six-plus innings.RAYS 2, YANKEES 1ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Ji-Man Choi hit a game-ending home run in the 12th inning that helped Tampa Bay remain on track for an AL wild card berth after New York CC Sabathia pitched a perfect inning in his first regular season relief appearance