(Houston, TX) — Jedd Gyorko smacked a three-run homer during a four-run sixth inning as the Cardinals beat the Astros 8-5 at Minute Maid Park. Tommy Pham hit a game-tying two-run blast in the fifth for the Redbirds, who have won three in-a-row. Jaime Garcia improved to 10-and-8 despite giving up five runs in five innings of work. Seung Hwan Oh closed it out for his 12th save.
>>Cardinals’ Holliday To Have Thumb Surgery Today
(Houston, TX) — Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will have surgery today on his broken right thumb. Having the surgery is expected to give the 36-year-old a shot to return this season. Despite batting .242, Holliday is second on the Cardinals with 19 home runs and 60 RBI this season.
>>Cardinals Put Maness On DL, Recall Tuivailala
(Houston, TX) — Cardinals reliever Seth Maness is ailing again. He’s been placed back on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.
>>Cardinals At Astros Again Today
(Houston, TX) — The Cardinals close out their brief two-game series with the Astros this afternoon. Carlos Martinez puts his 10-and-7 mark up against Houston’s Doug Fister, who is 11-and-7. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. The Cardinals one-game ahead of the Marlins for the second NL wild card playoff spot.
>>Cubs Sweep Doubleheader With Brewers
(Chicago, IL) — Javier Baez belted a two-run homer as the Cubs beat the Brewers 4-1 to sweep a day-night doubleheader at Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras also plated a run each for the Northsiders, who won the opener 4-0. Jason Hammel fired seven innings of two-hit, scoreless ball to up his mark to 13-and-5. Aroldis Chapman notched his sixth save. The teams play again tonight.
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