(St. Louis, MO) — Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 win against the Reds in the rubber match of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Jaime Garcia improved to 9-and-8, dealing eight innings of two-run ball with four strikeouts. St. Louis handed Anthony DeSclafani first loss of the season.
>>Cubs Cut Down Angels For Ninth Straight Win
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs extended their win streak to nine games with a 3-1 victory over the Angels. Jason Hammel fired seven innings of four-hit, shutout ball to improve to 12-and-5. Aroldis Chapman closed it out for his fourth save. Addison Russell drilled a solo homer for Chicago, which is a season-high 30 games over .500. The Cubs host the Cardinals starting tonight.
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