(St.Louis, MO) — Matt Carpenter hit two home runs and drove in four leading the Cardinals to a 10-2 win over the Reds and three-game sweep at Busch Stadium. Carpenter has 26 homers on the season for St.Louis, which magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to seven. Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos each hit solo bombs, while Lance Lynn grabbed his 12th win pitching six shutout innings.
>>Holliday Returns To Cardinals’ Lineup
(St.Louis, MO) — Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals’ lineup. He started in left field last night and batted third against the Reds. Holliday went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his first start since late July after tearing his quadriceps for the second time this season. He had been used sparingly as a pinch-hitter this month.
>>Cardinals Host Brewers Tonight
(St.Louis, MO) — The Cardinals begin their final home series of the regular season tonight. They host the Brewers in the first of four games at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha puts his 16-and-6 mark up against Milwaukee’s Taylor Jungmann, who is 9-and-6. First pitch is set for 6:15 p.m.
>>Brewers Cut Down Cubs To Avoid Sweep
(Chicago, IL) — Zach Davies tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Jorge Soler slugged a solo homer for the Cubs, who lost for only the second time in nine games. Kyle Hendricks fanned eight, but allowed three runs in six-plus innings to fall to 7-and-7. The Cubs host the Pirates for three games starting tomorrow afternoon.
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