(Los Angeles, CA) — Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna homered to help the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 in Los Angeles. St. Louis is a major league-best 16-and-4 in August. Rookie Daniel Poncedeleon allowed one run and struck out eight in four innings in his second career start. St. Louis now holds the top spot NL wild card spot and is just two and a half games behind the Cubs in the NL Central.
>>Cards Acquire Matt Adams From Nationals
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are bringing back Matt Adams. St. Louis acquired him from the Nationals for cash considerations. Adams hit .257 with 18 home runs and 48 RBI with Washington this season. He was drafted by the Cardinals in 2009 and played for the big league club from 2012 to 2017.
>>Cubs Bats Remain Silent In Loss To Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — The Cubs are struggling to score runs. Jordan Zimmermann pitched six innings of one-run ball as the Tigers beat the North Siders 2-1 in Detroit. Anthony Rizzo supplied the only offense for the Cubs with a home run in the sixth. It marked the fifth consecutive game that Chicago scored their only run on a solo homer.
>>Cubs Close Out Two Game Set With Tigers Tonight
(Detroit, MI) — The Cubs close out a two-game set tonight against the Tigers in Detroit. Jon Lester takes the mound for the North Siders against the Tigers’ Francisco Liriano. The Cubs are 71-and-53, two-and-a-half games ahead of the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
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