(Anaheim, CA) — Matt Carpenter hit two solo shots helping the Cardinals cruise past the Angels, 8-1, in Anaheim to open a three-game series. Matt Holliday was 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI, while Randal Grichuk connected for a two-run bomb. Mike Leake picked up his first win in a St. Louis uniform with eight innings of one-run ball. The Cards are 2-and-2 in their last four.
>>Cubs Clip Padres For Eighth Straight Win
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-7 victory over the Padres. Ben Zobrist went 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBI. Jon Lester tossed six innings to improve to 4-and-1 and Hector Rondon secured his seventh save. Chicago is 25-and-6. The teams meet again this afternoon 12:05 p.m.
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