(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals built an 11-0 lead in the third inning and cruised to a 14-6 win over the Marlins at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright gave up a six-spot in the fifth, but still got credit for his ninth win. Yadier Molina went 3-for-3 with three RBI, Tommy Pham had three hits and drove in two, and Luke Voit hit his first career homer and knocked in four. St. Louis has won five of its last six.
>>Cardinals Continue Series With Marlins Today
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Marlins will play an Independence Day matinée today at Busch Stadium. It’s the second of their four-game series, with first pitch at 1:15 p.m. Lance Lynn will start for St. Louis, while Miami sends Jose Urena to the mound. The Cardinals have won seven of their last nine and are third in the NL Central at 40-and-42, three-and-a-half games behind the first-place Brewers.
>>Cards Bring Up Weaver, Send Down Mayers
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals made a roster move before last night’s game against the Marlins. They called up prized prospect Luke Weaver and optioned right-hander Mike Mayers to Triple-A Memphis. Mayers just pitched three innings in Sunday’s loss to the Nationals and had a 4.50 ERA in two appearances spanning four innings. Manager Mike Matheny says Weaver won’t be just a long reliever.
>>Cubs Host Rays Today
(Chicago, IL) — Manager Joe Maddon welcomes his former team to Wrigley Field this afternoon as Tampa Bay comes to town for a two-game Interleague series. Jon Lester starts for Chicago and Chris Archer for the Rays. First pitch is at 1:20 p.m. The Cubs snapped a two-game skid at Cincinnati on Sunday and are second in the NL Central at 41-and-41, two-and-a-half games back in the division.
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