(Minneapolis, MN) — Dexter Fowler singled in two runs in the first inning and the Cardinals never trailed in a 7-5 win over the Twins in Minnesota. Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Tommy Pham homered as St. Louis split the two-game series. Jordan Hicks got the win. Bud Norris recorded the final five outs to notch his ninth save.
>>Cardinals Back Home To Host Phillies Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are back home tonight to begin a four-game series with the Phillies at Busch Stadium. St. Louis will also host Kansas City for three games next week before hitting the road again. Luke Weaver opposes Vince Velasquez tonight. The Cardinals are 23-and-17, just a game out of first place in the NL Central.
>>Cardinals’ Martinez To Be Further Evaluated Today
(St Louis, MO) — Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez will be further evaluated today as he recovers from a strained lat muscle in his right side. He’s set to have a series of scans to determine whether the area is healing sufficiently. Martinez will miss a second straight start this Saturday against the Phillies. John Gant will pitch in his place.
>>Cubs Bow To Braves
(Cumberland, GA) — Carl Edwards Jr. gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Cubs lost 4-1 at Atlanta. Kris Bryant singled in a run in the fifth to the game at one for Chicago, which has split the first two games of the series. The Cubs are 22-and-18, two games back in the NL Central. The finale of the series is tonight.
Rick Maklebust/en SPT) MO) STL) IL)
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