(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals scored five times in the seventh inning to get close, but came up short in a 6-5 loss to the Braves at Busch Stadium. Tommy Pham’s three-run homer closed the gap to one for St. Louis, which gave up five in the sixth to fall behind 6-0. John Gant took the loss.
>>Cardinals At D’backs Tonight
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Cardinals now head to the desert to open a three-game series with Diamondbacks tonight. Carlos Martinez is scheduled to pitch for St. Louis and Robbie Ray for Arizona. The Cards are third in the NL Central at 42-and-40, five-and-a-half games behind the first-place Brewers.
>>Cubs Build Big Lead, Hold Off Twins
(Chicago, IL) — Jon Lester hit a three-run homer to ignite an eight-run second inning and the Cubs held on to top the Twins 11-10 in Chicago. Ian Happ also homered for the Cubs, who led 9-1 after four innings. On the mound, Lester went five innings for his 11th win. They host the Tigers tomorrow.
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