(St.Louis, MO) — Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning as the Cardinals clipped the Pirates, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Jason Heyward plated two runs and Yadier Molina knocked in one for the Redbirds, who have won five of six to move six games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central. Carlos Martinez struck out eight over eight innings of three-run ball as he improved his record to 12-and-4. Trevor Rosenthal closed it out for his 34th save.
>>Cardinals Host Pirates
(St.Louis, MO) — The Cardinals try to continue to extend their lead in the NL Central, playing the second of three against the Pirates at Busch Stadium tonight. St.Louis is 72-and-40. Michael Wacha takes the hill for the Cards at 13-and-4. Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole.
>>Cubs Double Up Brewers
(Chicago, IL) — Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler knocked in two runs apiece as the Cubs doubled up the Brewers, 6-3, at Wrigley Field. Dan Haren went five-and-a-third innings to get the win in his home Cub debut. James Russell closed it out for his first save. The Cubs have won five straight and 11 of their last 12. The two teams meet again tonight.
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