CARDINALS 5, CUBS 4, 10 INNINGS
Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against
Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer’s return, and St. Louis
recovered after giving up three runs in the ninth.
Jack Flaherty shut down Chicago over eight innings,
and despite a tying three-run rally in the ninth, the Cubs dropped
a game behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild card and four games
behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central.
Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo returned from a sprained right ankle,
homering in the third inning to tie
the game at 1. Flaherty allowed just three hits ball while allowing one run and striking out
BREWERS 5, PADRES 1
Lorenzo Cain homered before exiting with a sore
ankle, Milwaukee pitchers combined to strike out 16 and the Brewers
improved their playoff position by beating San Diego as Milwaukee moved within one game of Washington for the top NL
wild-card spot. The Brewers are in the second wild-card slot and
three games behind Central-leading St. Louis.
Ryan Braun put Milwaukee ahead with an RBI double in the first
inning off Joey Lucchesi (10-9). The Brewers added a run in the
third when Keston Huira doubled and later scored on Lucchesi’s wild
Eric Hosmer’ homered for San Diego.