(St.Louis, MO) — Jason Rogers hit a pinch-hit grand slam in a seven-run ninth inning as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 8-4 at Busch Stadium. Khris Davis homered twice for Milwaukee. Trevor Rosenthal took the loss. Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty hit back-to-back homers in the seventh for St.Louis.
>>Cards Begin Key Series Against Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cardinals open a key three-game series against the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. It’s the start of a six-game road trip to close out the regular season, with Lance Lynn opposing J.A. Happ. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by three games for first place in the NL Central.
>>Cardinals Shut Down Martinez
(St.Louis, MO) — The Cardinals’ quest for a World Series title will continue without pitcher Carlos Martinez. He’s been shut down for the season with a right shoulder strain. Martinez came out of Friday’s start against Milwaukee after just six pitches. He was 14-and-7 with a 3.01 ERA this season.
>>Cubs Blank Bucs Behind Arrieta
(Chicago, IL) — Jake Arrieta struck out nine over seven innings of one-hit ball as the Cubs blanked the Pirates 4-0 in Chicago. He gave up just a leadoff single in the seventh and also homered in picking up his 21st win. The Cubs avoided a sweep and host the Royals in a makeup game tonight.
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