(St. Louis, MO) — Danny Santana and Orlando Arcia hit back-to-back solo homers in the second inning and the Brewers went on to crush the Cardinals 12-5 at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer for the Cards, who fell a half-game behind the Mets for the second NL Wild Card. Jamie Garcia was tagged for five runs in less than four frames as he slipped to 10-and-12.
>>Cardinals Battle Brewers Again Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals battle the Brewers again tonight at Busch Stadium. It’s the second of their four-game series, with Carlos Martinez slated to oppose Milwaukee’s Jimmy Nelson. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. The Cardinals are a half-game behind the Mets for the second NL wild card spot.
>>Cardinals’ Diaz Anticipates Return Soon
(Springfield, MO) — Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz expects to be back with the team soon. He began rehabbing his injured thumb this week at Double-A Springfield. Diaz tells the “Post-Dispatch” he’s feeling much better and his hitting is almost 100-percent. He hasn’t played since July.
>>Cubs At Astros Tonight
(Houston, TX) — After a travel day, the Cubs are in Houston tonight to take on the Astros. They begin a three-game series at Minute Maid Park, with Jon Lester seeking his 16th win for Chicago. Houston sends 9-and-10 Collin McHugh to the hill. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. The Cubs have lost their last two.
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