(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Brewers at Busch Stadium. After posting a 6-0 win in the opener, the Cardinals suffered an 8-5 loss in the nightcap. St. Louis is two-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee for first in the NL Central. The teams meet in the third installment of the four-game set tonight.
>>Cards Release Peralta
(St. Louis, MO) — Jhonny Peralta’s time with the Cardinals is over. St. Louis unconditionally released the three-time All-Star yesterday. He was designated for assignment last Friday. Peralta hit .204 with no homers or RBI in 21 games this season.
>>Cubs Clobber Mets
(Flushing, NY) — Anthony Rizzo hit a lead-off homer and the Cubs went on to crush the Mets, 14-3. Ian Happ launched a grand slam during a seven-run second for Chicago, which stopped a nine-game road losing streak. Jon Lester struck out 10 in seven innings en route to his 150th career win. The rubber match of the three-game set is tonight.
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