(Chicago, IL) — Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty homered in the first inning and the Cardinals held on for a 4-3 win over the Cubs in Chicago. Jhonny Peralta added an RBI single in the third to give St.Louis a 4-0 lead. Carlos Martinez picked up his 14th win as the Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep.
>>Cardinals’ Molina Sprains Thumb
(Chicago, IL) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is dealing with a sprained left thumb. He was hurt tagging out Anthony Rizzo, who was trying to score on a fly ball in the eighth inning. Molina stayed in the game for the half-inning, but was pinch-hit for in the ninth. He’ll have an MRI today.
>>Cardinals Host Reds Tonight
(St.Louis, MO) — The Cardinals open their final homestand of the regular season tonight against the Reds. Jaime Garcia opposes Cincinnati’s John Lamb at 7:15 p.m. St.Louis is 93-and-56, two games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central. The Cardinals’ magic number to clinch is 10.
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