(Chicago, IL) — Kyle Schwarber hit the go-ahead solo home run in the sixth inning as the Cubs dropped the Cardinals 7-2 in Chicago. Paul DeJong and Yairo Munoz drove in the runs and Mike Mayers took the loss for St. Louis. Matt Carpenter’s streak of six-straight games with a home run came to an end. The Cards’ dropped three-of-five in the series.
>>Cardinals Recall Daniel Poncedeleon
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cardinals are recalling right-handed pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon. The move comes 14-months after he underwent emergency brain surgery. Poncedeleon was pitching for Triple-A Memphis when he was struck in the head with a line drive last May. He was called up last month, but didn’t see any action in three games. He has a 9-and-3 record and a 2.15 ERA with Memphis this season.
>>Cards’ Visit Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cardinals head to Cincinnati to open a three-game set with the Reds tonight. Daniel Poncedeleon will take the ball for the Cards. Cincy will counter with Luis Castillo. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. The Cardinals are fourth in the NL Central at 50-and-49, eight-and-a-half games behind first-place Chicago.
>>Cubs Host D’backs
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs and Diamondbacks begin a four-game series at Wrigley Field tonight. Chicago is 58-and-40, three-and-a-half games ahead of the Brewers for first in the NL Central. Luke Farrell heads to the bump for the Cubbies opposite Arizona’s Patrick Corbin.
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