(Flushing, NY) — Michael Wacha pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout as the Cardinals blanked the Mets 5-0 in New York. He struck out eight and walked one, throwing 119 pitches to improve to 7-and-3. Matt Carpenter keyed the offense by going 4-for-5 with an RBI double. The Mets committed three errors in defeat. The Cards have won five of their last seven games.
>>Cardinals, Mets Continue Series Tonight
(Flushing, NY) — The Cardinals continue their four-game series with the Mets tonight at Citi Field. St. Louis has won the first two and will send Mike Leake to the mound tonight. He’s 6-and-7 with a 3.14 ERA. New York counters with Jacob deGrom, who is 10-and-3 with a 3.48 ERA. The Cardinals are third in the NL Central at 46-and-47, four-and-a-half games behind the first-place Brewers.
>>Cubs Beat Braves For Fifth Straight Win
(Cumberland, GA) — John Lackey combined with four relievers on a seven-hitter as the Cubs beat the Braves 5-1 in Atlanta. Willson Contreras hit a three-run homer in the third to give Chicago the lead. Javier Baez also went deep as the Cubs won their fifth straight. They are second in the NL Central at 48-and-45, two-and-a-half games out of first place. They finish their series with the Braves today.
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