(St. Louis, MO) — Randal Grichuk homered for the fourth straight game to back seven shutout innings from Mike Leake in an 8-2 win over the Rockies at Busch Stadium. Leake struck out six while allowing just four hits and no walks to move to 7-and-8. Jose Martinez and Tommy Pham also homered for St. Louis, which had lost two straight and four of its last five games.
>>Cardinals, Rockies Continue Series Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Rockies go at it again tonight at Busch Stadium. It’s the second of their three-game series, with Lance Lynn slated to start for St. Louis. He’s 8-and-6. Colorado counters with Jon Gray, who is 3-and-1. The Cardinals are fourth in the NL Central at 48-and-51, four games out of firSt. They’re nine games back in the NL wild card race.
>>Cardinals’ Reyes Throws For First Time Since Tommy John Surgery
(St. Louis, MO) — Cardinals prized pitching prospect Alex Reyes is taking the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery. He played toss from 60 feet yesterday, the first time he’s thrown a baseball since having the ligament-replacement procedure in February. The 22-year-old won’t be back until next season. Reyes went 4-and-1 with a 1.57 ERA in 12 games last season.
>>Cubs Cut Down By White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Justin Grimm gave up a tiebreaking homer to Adam Engel in the sixth inning and the Cubs went on to lose to the White Sox 3-1 at Wrigley Field. Jon Jay went 4-for-4, while starter Kyle Hendricks drove in the Cubs’ lone run with a groundout in the second. The White Sox had lost nine straight. The Cubs are now a half-game behind Milwaukee in the NL Central.
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