(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals’ eight-game winning streak is over. Bryce Harper went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs as the Nationals beat St. Louis 5-4 at Busch Stadium. Harrison Bader hit a homer and a single for the Cards, who still won three-of-four in the series. They did struggle in the field, committing three errors on the evening.
>>Cardinals Open Home Series Against Brewers Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals open a crucial three-game series tonight against the Brewers at Busch Stadium. Jack Flaherty takes the bump for St. Louis, while Milwaukee counters with Freddy Peralta. The Cards are 66-and-56, a game-and-a-half out of an NL wild card spot and five games behind the Cubs in the NL Central.
>>Cubs Blank Pirates Behind Lester
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Jon Lester returned to All-Star form as the Cubs blanked the Pirates 1-0 in Pittsburgh. He struck out eight over six innings for his 13th win. Pittsburgh native Ian Happ accounted for the Cubs’ run with a solo homer in the fourth. Chicago is three-and-a-half games ahead of the Brewers in the NL Central. The teams play again tonight.
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