(St. Louis, MO) — Jaime Garcia gave up five early runs as the Cardinals lost 7-4 to the Athletics at Busch Stadium. Garcia got through seven, but fell to 10-and-10 with the loss. Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with his 17th homer of the season for St. Louis. Khris Davis and Stephen Vogt homered for Oakland.
>>Cardinals Begin Series Against Brewers Tonight
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Cardinals now embark on a nine-game, three-city road trip tonight. The first stop is Milwaukee for a three-game series with the Brewers. Carlos Martinez opposes Zach Davies, with first pitch at Miller Park set for 6:20 p.m. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by a half-game for the second NL wild card.
>>Cubs Shut Out By Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Cubs were held to four hits in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Jon Lester struck out six over six innings of three-hit ball in a no-decision. The only run scored on a fielder’s choice by Adrian Gonzalez in the eighth. Trevor Cahill took the loss. The Cubs host the Pirates starting tonight.
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