(Cincinnati, OH) — Mike Leake allowed five runs in five innings, including a two-run homer by Joey Votto, as the Cardinals lost 5-2 to the Reds in Cincinnati. St. Louis was swept in the four-game series and has lost seven straight overall. Matt Carpenter broke up the shutout with a two-run homer in the eighth.
>>Cardinals Host Phillies Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — After an 0-and-7 road trip to Chicago and Cincinnati, the Cardinals are back home tonight to host the Phillies. It’s the start of a three-game series at Busch Stadium, with Michael Wacha opposing Jeremy Hellickson. The Cards are fourth in the NL Central at 26-and-32.
>>Cubs Cut Down By Rockies
(Chicago, IL) — Jon Lester gave up a four-spot in the second inning and the Cubs never recovered in a 4-1 loss to the Rockies at Wrigley Field. D.J. LeMahieu hit a three-run homer for Colorado. Kris Bryant hit a solo shot in the first for Chicago. Lester fell to 3-and-4. The four-game series continues this afternoon.
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