(St.Louis, MO) — After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.
>>Cards Still Cruising In NL Central
(St.Louis, MO) — The Cardinals enter tonight’s series with the Pirates with a six-and-a-half game lead in the NL Central. Despite Wednesday’s loss to the Nationals, the Cards still own baseball’s best record at 86-and-47. Pittsburgh is second-best in the NL at 79-and-53.
>>Cubs Host D’backs Today
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs resume their homestand tonight after a day off. They host the Diamondbacks in the first-of three at Wrigley Field. Jon Lester opposes Arizona’s Zack Godly, who is 4-and-0 with a 1.90 ERA. First pitch is at 1:20 p.m. The Cubs control the second NL Wild Card at 75-and-57.
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