(Kansas City, MO) — Yadier Molina hit the go-ahead two-run single in the 7th as the Cardinals beat the Royals 8-2 in Kansas City. Paul DeJong drilled a two-run homer in the ninth for St. Louis, which won its fifth straight and completed their first I-70 Series sweep at Kauffman Stadium since 2012. Tyson Ross allowed two earned runs over six innings for the win in his Cards’ debut. St. Louis rookie Patrick Wisdom recorded two base hits, including an RBI-single, in his first major league start.
>>Cardinals Host Nationals Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The streaking Cardinals open a four-game series with the Nationals tonight at Busch Stadium. It’s the first of a seven-game homestand for St. Louis, which has won five in-a-row. Miles Mikolas will oppose Washington’s Tommy Milone. The Cards are 63-55 and just two-and-a-half games back of the Brewers for the NL’s second wild card spot.
>>Cubs Beat Nationals On Walk Off Grand Slam
(Chicago, IL) — David Bote drilled a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning to lift the Cubs to a stunning 4-3 victory over the Nationals at Wrigley Field. Cubs starter Cole Hamels allowed one run on one hit while striking out nine over seven innings. It was the 37th come-from-behind win this season for the North Siders, who improved to 68-49 and now lead the Brewers by three games in the NL Central. Washington ace Max Scherzer fanned 11 in seven scoreless innings.
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