(Chicago, IL) — Carlos Martinez was outdueled by Jon Lester as the Cardinals lost 3-1 to the Cubs in Chicago. Martinez gave up two runs in six innings to fall to 15-and-9. Jhonny Peralta singled in the lone run for St. Louis in the eighth. Lester worked six-and-two-thirds shutout innings to pick up his 19th win.
>>Cardinals Host Reds Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals begin their final homestand of the regular season tonight. They host the Reds in the first of a four-game series at Busch Stadium, with Jaime Garcia opposing Tim Adleman at 7:15 p.m. The Cardinals are a half-game behind the Giants for the second NL wild card.
>>Cubs At Pirates Tonight
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cubs embark on their final road trip of the regular season tonight with the first of a four-game series in Pittsburgh. Kyle Hendricks goes for his 16th win for Chicago, while Chad Kuhl pitches for the Pirates. Game time is 6:05 p.m. The Cubs lead the majors with a 99-and-56 record.
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