(St. Louis, MO) — Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko both homered and drove in three runs as the Cardinals crushed the Reds 8-2 at Busch Stadium. The teams were making up an April 29th rainout. Michael Wacha tossed six innings of one-run ball to improve to 4-and-3. Adam Duvall drove in both runs for Cincinnati.
>>Cardinals Open Series With D’backs
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Cardinals open a three-game series with the Diamondbacks tonight in Arizona. At 35-and-40, St. Louis is four-and-a-half games behind the Brewers for first place in the NL Central. Carlos Martinez gets the start on the mound tonight for the Cardinals. Arizona counters with Taijuan Walker.
>>Cubs Hold Off Nats
(Washington, DC) — The Cubs escaped with a 5-4 win over the Nationals in the opener of a four-game series in Washington. Willson Contreras led off the game with a homer for Chicago, which survived Washington’s four-run rally in the ninth. Eddie Butler tossed five shutout innings to improve to 4-and-2. The series continues tonight.
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