Paul Goldschmidt launched a home run and the St. Louis Cardinals outlasted the Chicago Cubs, 4-2, on Sunday, posting their 16th consecutive victory as they surge toward the National League postseason.
— Andrew Knizner slid across home plate, hopped up and pumped his right arm in jubilation.
— The St. Louis Cardinals set a franchise record with their 15th straight win, boosted when catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder Harrison Bader helped pull off a wild double play Saturday in an 8-5 win over the Chicago Cubs.
The red-hot Cardinals defeated the Cubs to win their 15th straight game on Saturday, a streak that is tied for the fourth longest in MLB history, as St. Louis pushes toward yet another postseason appearance.
— The surging St. Louis Cardinals emphatically matched a team record with their 14th straight win on Friday night, pounding the Chicago Cubs 12-4 in the second game of a doubleheader behind Tyler O’Neill’s three-run homer and a pair of solo shots by...
— The surging St. Louis Cardinals soared to their 13th straight win Friday, using homers by Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill to top the Chicago Cubs 8-5 in the opener of a doubleheader.
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— Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesday night.
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— Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer and two singles, Josh Donaldson and Max Kepler each had three hits and two RBI, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night.
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— Patrick Wisdom set a Chicago Cubs record for homers by a rookie on a day that exemplified his feast-or-famine approach.
Manny Pina homered twice, Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected, and the Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night.
— Kolten Wong and the Milwaukee Brewers moved a step closer to clinching the NL Central title by continuing their season-long domination of the Chicago Cubs.
— Bryce Harper keeps earning those “MVP!” chants in Philly.
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— Andrew Knapp watched the ball roll toward Chicago's dugout and pulled up on his sprint down the basepath. He could stroll home on the wildest of walkoffs — a passed ball that kept the Phillies from dropping further in the NL pennant race.
— Kyle Gibson retired the first 12 batters. Not a bad start.
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— Wilmer Flores flew halfway across the country knowing he would play in just one game before heading back home.
— Tommy La Stella and Brandon Belt each hit three-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Chicago Cubs 15-4 on Saturday for their sixth straight win.
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward left Saturday's game with San Francisco in fourth inning after sliding into third and getting kneed in the head by Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.