(St. Louis, MO) — Matt Carpenter, Tommy Pham, Jed Gyorko and Randal Grichuk all homered as the Cardinals built an 8-3 lead and hung on to beat the Cubs 8-7 at Busch Stadium. Zach Duke got the win in relief of starter Carlos Martinez as the Cards prevented the Cubs from clinching the NL Central. Jake Arrieta took the loss.
>>Cardinals Continue Series With Cubs Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Cubs go at it again tonight at Busch Stadium. It’s the third of their four-game series, with Michael slated to start for St. Louis and former Cardinal John Lackey for Chicago. The Cards are 82-and-75, still two-and-a-half games behind the Rockies for the second NL wild card with five games left.
>>Molina Feeling Better, But Still In Concussion Protocol
(St. Louis, MO) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he’s feeling much better but remains in concussion protocol after taking consecutive foul balls off his mask on Monday. Molina was not in the lineup last night against the Cubs and a determination on his status is expected today. Carson Kelly started in Molina’s place at catcher last night.
>>Cubs Still Looking To Clinch NL Central
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cubs are still looking to wrap up the division. Their magic number to clinch the NL Central remains one after last night’s loss in St. Louis. Chicago is 88-and-69, five games ahead of second-place Milwaukee and six up on St. Louis. The Cubs and Brewers both have five games left. Chicago finishes at home against the Reds.
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