(Milwaukee, WI) — After an off-day, the Cardinals return to the diamond tonight against the Brewers in Milwaukee. It’s the start of a brief, two-game series, with Luke Weaver slated to oppose Milwaukee’s Matt Garza. The Cardinals are 65-and-65 on the season, five games behind the Cubs in the NL Central and five-and-a-half out of the second NL wild card.
>>Cardinals’ Carpenter Pledges Harvey Relief With Each HR
(Milwaukee, WI) — Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter is pledging money to relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area. He tweeted that he’ll donate 10-thousand-dollars for each home run he hits the rest of the season. The Galveston, Texas native has 17 homers this year. Teammate Adam Wainwright is matching Carpenter’s donations.
>>Cubs Pull Away Late To Beat Pirates
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs scored three times in the seventh inning to pull away for a 6-1 win over the Pirates at Wrigley Field. Mike Montgomery tossed seven-plus innings of one-run ball for his fifth win. Chicago had lost three of its previous four games. The Cubs lead the NL Central by two-and-a-half games over Milwaukee. They host the Bucs again tonight.
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