(Cincinnati, OH) — Matt Carpenter, Dexter Fowler homered for the third straight game as the Cardinals cruised to a 9-2 win at Cincinnati. Paul DeJong also homered, and Tommy Pham went 3-for-5 with two RBI in the win. Luke Weaver struck out seven over five innings of one-run ball to run his record to 7-and-1.
>>Cardinals Wrap Up Series With Reds Tonight
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cardinals wrap up their three-game series with the Reds tonight in Cincinnati. Carlos Martinez will start for St. Louis. He’s 11-and-11. Cincinnati sends 5-and-8 Homer Bailey to the mound. The Cardinals are 79-and-72, two-and-a-half games out of the second National League wild card spot. They have 11 games left counting tonight.
>>Cubs Cooled Off By Rays
(St. Petersburg, FL) — Jon Lester was lit up for seven runs in less than five innings as the Cubs were cooled off by the Rays 8-1 at Tampa Bay. It snapped Chicago’s seven-game winning streak. Jon Jay had two of the Cubs’ five hits. They still lead the Brewers by three-and-a-half games in the NL Central. They open a key four-game set in Milwaukee tonight.
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