>>Cardinals Blank Padres Behind Martinez
(San Diego, CA) — Carlos Martinez threw a three-hit shutout to outduel Luis Perdomo as the Cardinals beat the Padres 2-0 at Petco Park. Martinez struck out 12 while allowing just three singles and three walks to improve to 11-and-10. Yadier Molina provided the offense with a two-run single in the fourth. St. Louis has won four of its last five games.
>>Carpenter, Pham Exit With Injuries
(San Diego, CA) — Monday’s win in San Diego did not come without a price for the Cardinals. They lost third baseman Matt Carpenter and left fielder Tommy Pham to injuries. Carpenter came out of the game in the fifth inning with tendinitis in his right shoulder, while Pham left in the seventh with a sore shoulder after sliding head first on a stolen base.
>>Cubs Crushed By Pirates, Arrieta Injures Hamstring
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Jake Arrieta left in the third inning with a hamstring strain and the Cubs were crushed by the Pirates 12-0 in Pittsburgh. Arrieta allowed four hits and three runs to fall to 14-and-9 with the loss. Dillon Maples gave up five runs while recording just one out in relief. The Cubs lead the Brewers by three-and-a-half games in the NL Central.
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