(Los Angeles, CA) — Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter drilled back-to-back solo homers in the ninth inning to propel the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. José Martínez hit his own solo shot in the first and had an RBI single in the fifth for St. Louis. Cards starter Austin Gomber posted a solid effort with two earned runs in five innings. Bud Norris notched his 25th save of the season.
>>Cards Continue Road Series Against Dodgers Tonight
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Cardinals face the Dodgers tonight in game two of a three-game set in Los Angeles. St. Louis righty Daniel Poncedeleon opposes LA’s Hyn-Jin Ryu. The Cards are 69-and-57 after winning game one of the series last night 5-3. They sit just three-and-a-half games behind the first place Cubs, the closest they’ve been to the NL Central lead since June 12th.
>>Cubs Open Two Game Road Set With Tigers Tonight
(Detroit, MI) — The Cubs open a two game set tonight against the Tigers in Detroit. Kyle Hendricks takes the bump for the North Siders, while the Tigers counter with Jordan Zimmermann. The Cubs are 71-52 after splitting a four-game series with the Pirates. They are three games ahead of the Brewers for first place in the NL Central.
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