(St. Louis, MO) — Rookie Luke Weaver struck out 10 over seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball as the Cardinals beat the Padres 6-2 at Busch Stadium. Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Kolten Wong had three hits and scored three times for St. Louis. The Cards had lost three straight and six of their previous eight.
>>Cardinals’ Rosenthal To Have Tommy John Surgery
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals will not have the services of reliever Trevor Rosenthal the rest of the way. The 27-year-old right-hander is slated to have Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow next week and will miss the rest of the season. Rosenthal went 3-and-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 11 saves in 50 games for the Cardinals this season.
>>Cardinals Play Padres One More Time Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals will play the Padres one more time tonight at Busch Stadium. It’s the finale of their three-game series, with Carlos Martinez scheduled to oppose San Diego’s Luis Perdomo. First pitch is at 6:15 p.m. The Cards are third in the NL Central, four-and-a-half games out of first and four behind the second NL wild card.
>>Cubs Crush Reds For Fifth Straight Win
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cubs raced out to a 9-0 lead in the fourth inning and cruised to a 9-3 win at Cincinnati. Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and Tommy La Stella a two-run shot as Chicago won its fifth straight. Mike Montgomery went six shutout innings for the win. The Cubs lead the Brewers by three-and-a-half games in the NL Central.
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