(St. Louis, MO) — After a travel day, the Cardinals are back home to host the Mets. They play the first of a three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Jaime Garcia starts for St. Louis. He’s 10-and-8. Jon Niese goes for New York. He’s 8-and-7. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
>>Cardinals Holding Lead For Second NL Wild Card
(St. Louis MO) — The Cardinals remain in playoff position as the month of August winds down. St. Louis has won six of its last seven games to improve to 66-and-57 on the season. That puts the Cardinals a game-and-a-half ahead of the Marlins for the second National League wild card spot.
>>Cubs Down Padres
(San Diego, CA) — Addison Russell homered for the fourth time in four games as the Cubs downed the Padres, 5-1. Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant also went deep for Chicago, which is 79-and-45 on the season. Jon Lester struck out eight over six-plus innings of one-run ball to move to 14-and-4. The second of the three-game series is tonight.
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