(Pittsburgh, PA) — Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk and Jhonny Peralta all homered with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Cardinals past the Pirates 9-7 at PNC Park. Carpenter’s pinch-hit solo shot tied the game at six and Grichuk gave the Redbirds the lead with a two-run blast two batters later. Yadier Molina went 4-for-5 including a grand slam in the first inning, while Matt Adams added a solo shot in the third for St. Louis.
>>Cardinals Play Pirates One More Time Tonight
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cardinals and Pirates close out their three-game series tonight at PNC Park. Mike Leake seeks his 10th win for St. Louis, while Jameson Taillon pitches for Pittsburgh. Game time is 6 o’clock. The Cards lead the Mets by one game for the second NL wild card.
>>Brewers Beat Up Hammel, Cubs
(Milwaukee, WI) — Ryan Braun homered and plated four as the Brewers flattened the Cubs, 12-5. Anthony Rizzo went deep twice and drove in three for Chicago. Jason Hammel allowed eight earned runs and 13 hits in five-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 14-and-8. The Cubs and Brewers play the series finale tonight.
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