Javier Baez gave the Chicago Cubs the lead for good Saturday afternoon with an RBI single in the fifth inning and added a run-scoring double during the seventh inning of the Cubs’ 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day/night doubleheader at Wrigley Field. Ben Zobrist went 4-for-4 with two runs scored for the first-place Cubs, who have won two of the first three games of the five-game series and five of their last six overall. The Cardinals fell to 2-2 under interim manager Mike Shildt.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 8:41 pm
The St. Louis Cardinals announced a handful of roster moves involving right-handed pitchers Saturday morning. The roster shuffle came before the Cardinals will play a day/night doubleheader on the road against the Chicago Cubs. The team activated Miles Mikolas from the paternity list and Luke Weaver from the taxi squad as the 26th man.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:30 pm
Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and drove in seven runs to back five strong innings of pitching from Jack Flaherty as the St. Louis Cardinals powered their way past the host Chicago Cubs 18-5 on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubs’ Kris Bryant first accomplished the feat in 2016. Carpenter tied the major league record with five extra-base hits in a game, and he’s the first player to record the feat in the first six innings of a game.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 3:48 am
Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early. Carpenter stuck around for one more swing, and connected for a three-run homer Friday that capped off a historic performance for the St. Louis Cardinals in an 18-5 romp over the Chicago Cubs. Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles, going 5 for 5 with seven RBIs.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 12:53 am
In just the sixth inning of the Cardinals’ game against the Cubs, Matt Carpenter might have been an at-bat from making history. The Cardinals infielder opened the game on Friday with a leadoff homer. Then he capped off a rally in the second inning with another homer to put the Cardinals up 5-0.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:42 pm
Jul 20 (OPTA) – Box score from Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals on Friday
St. Louis 18, Chicago Cubs 5
St. Louis ab r h rbi bb so avg
Carpenter 1b 5 4 5 7 0 0 .274
Posted: July 20, 2018, 10:20 pm