(St. Louis, MO) — The Cubs avoided being swept with a 5-2 win over the Cardinals in the conclusion of their three-game series at Busch Stadium. Ben Zobrist was 4-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored, while Anthony Rizzo also had a solo blast. Kyle Hendricks was able to settle down after allowing a two-run homer to Marcel Ozuna in the opening frame. Hendricks didn’t allow another run through seven innings with eight total strikeouts to earn the victory. John Gant was tagged with the loss.
>>Cardinals Host Rockies
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals continue their homestand today as they host the Rockies. Carlos Martinez is on the mound for St. Louis, while Colorado counters with Tyler Anderson. St. Louis sits eight games out of first place in the NL Central at 53-and-52.
>>Cubs Off Today
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs get today off before visiting the Pirates tomorrow in a two-game series. Chicago is a game-and-a-half ahead of Milwaukee for first in the NL Central with a record of 61-and-44. The Cubs return home Thursday to host San Diego.
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