Cardinals deny Cubs from clinchingPosted on 27 September 2017 at 12:57am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tommy Pham and Randal Grichuk homered and drove in two runs each and the St. Louis Cardinals denied the Chicago Cubs a chance at clinching the NL Central with an 8-7 victory Tuesday night.
Matt Carpenter and Jedd Gyorko also homered for St. Louis, which remains 2 1/2 games behind the second Wild Card spot. Zach Duke (1-1) got the win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Juan Nicasio earned his fifth save.
The Cubs were seeking to clinch the Central division with either a win or a Milwaukee loss against Cincinnati, but the Brewers beat the Reds 7-6.
Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta (14-10) allowed five runs (three earned) and six hits in three innings, his second shortest outing this season.
Most Popular Recent Stories
UPDATE: MU officials say person in custody, no further threat to campus Posted on 18 October 2017 at 1:02pm
Moberly police arrest man on suspicion of numerous sex crimes Posted on 18 October 2017 at 10:49am
Remains found in March identified as Missouri woman Posted on 18 October 2017 at 3:08pm
Report details Missouri hospital's handling of patients Posted on 18 October 2017 at 3:13pm
Judge fines Missouri prosecutor for denying public records Posted on 18 October 2017 at 3:52pm