(St.Louis, MO) — Tommy Pham drove in two to help the Cardinals beat the Reds, 3-1, in the second of three at Busch Stadium. Matt Carpenter had two hits and scored a run, while John Lackey picked up his 13th win with seven innings of one-run ball. Steve Cishek grabbed his fourth save as St.Louis has won three straight. The Cards magic number to win the NL Central is eight.
>>Cards Close Out Series With Reds Tonight
(St.Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Reds close out their three-game series at Busch Stadium tonight. Lance Lynn stats for St.Louis, while Cincinnati sends Brandon Finnegan to the mound. After tonight, the Cards play their final regular-season home series against the Brewers starting tomorrow.
>>Cards’ Molina Plans To Return Before End Of Regular Season
(St.Louis, MO) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he plans to return from a partially torn thumb ligament before the end of the regular season. He was hurt on Sunday making a tag at the plate on the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo. Molina says he’ll wait five or six days before trying to catch again.
>>Arrieta Posts 20th Win As Cubs Blank Brewers
(Chicago, IL) — Jake Arrieta fired a complete game shutout for his Major League-leading 20th win of the season, as the Cubs blanked the Brewers 4-0 at Wrigley Field. Arrieta struck out 11 while giving up just three hits and one walk as he moved to 20-and-6 and lowered his ERA to 1.88. Kris Bryant belted a two-run homer in the third and added an RBI-double in the eighth for the Cubs, who will go for the three-game sweep tonight.
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