(St. Louis, MO) — John Gant and five relievers combined for a shutout as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-0 at Busch Stadium. Gant helped his own cause with a home run in the third inning. Harrison Bader also went deep as St. Louis took two-of-three from Pittsburgh. The NL wild card-leading Cardinals have won 10 consecutive series and are a MLB-best 21-and-6 in August.
>>Cardinals Face Reds Tonight In Series Opener
(St. Louis, MO) — The red-hot Cardinals open a three-game set with the Reds tonight at Busch Stadium. Austin Gomber opposes Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey. The Cards are 75-and-59 after taking two-of-three from the Pirates. They hold the top spot in NL wild card race and are four and a half games behind the Cubs in the NL Central.
>>Cubs Beat Braves In Makeup Game
(Cumberland, GA) — Tommy La Stella drilled a pinch-hit, go-ahead homer in the sixth as the Cubs edged the Braves 5-4 in a makeup game in Atlanta. Willson Contreras also drove in two runs for Chicago, which remains four and a half games ahead in the NL Central. Mike Montgomery allowed four runs in less than five innings in his first start back from the DL.
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