(Cincinnati, OH) — Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBI as the Cardinals crushed the Reds 13-4 in the opener of a four-game set at Great American Ball Park. Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina also went deep for St. Louis, which scored seven runs in the seventh inning. The Cards are 6-and-7. Michael Wacha made it through five innings to improve to 2-and-1 with the win. Mike Mayers pitched the final three frames to earn his first save.
>>Cards Continue Series In Cincinnati
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cardinals and Reds continue their four-game series tonight in Cincinnati. Luke Weaver will get the ball for the Redbirds. The Reds will counter with right-hander Tyler Mahle.
>>Pirates Cruise Past Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Gregory Polanco hit a pair of solo homers and Francisco Cervelli added a three-run shot as the Pirates cruised past the Cubs 6-1 at Wrigley Field. Kyle Schwarber homered for the Cubs, who dropped to 6-and-6 by losing two-of-three to Pittsburgh. Kyle Hendricks yielded two runs in six frames to fall to 0-and-1. The Cubs host the Braves for three games starting today.
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