(Denver, CO) — Matt Carpenter tied a major-league record with four doubles as the Cardinals pounded the Rockies 12-3 in Denver. His four two-base hits also tied a St. Louis franchise record that has stood since 1937. Tyler O’Neil hit a two-run homer to start a six-run first for the Cards, who took two of three in the series. Austin Gomber tossed six frames of two-run ball to earn the win.
>>Cardinals Off Today
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are off today after winning two out of three against the Rockies in Denver. St. Louis opens a three game series with the Pirates tomorrow night at Busch Stadium. The Cards have the most wins in baseball in the second half and hold the top spot in the National League’s wild card race with a 73-58 record. They are four games behind the Cubs for first place in the NL Central.
>>Cubs Hammer Reds
(Chicago, IL) — David Bote and Kyle Schwarber belted home runs as the Cubs hammered the Reds 9-0 at Wrigley Field. Kyle Hendricks tossed seven frames of two-hit ball in the win. Jason Heyward was 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs for the Cubs, who swept the four-game series and have won five in-a-row overall. Chicago is also 5-0 since Daniel Murphy joined the lineup last week in Detroit.
>>Cubs Open Three Game Set With Mets Tonight
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs open a three game home series tonight against the Mets. Jon Lester takes the mound for Chicago against New York’s Noah Syndergaard. The Cubs are 76-and-53 after sweeping the Reds. They are four games ahead of the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
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