The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 yesterday (Sunday) to win their third straight series.
Matt Carpenter crushed his national league leading 29th home run.
Redbirds rookie pitcher Jack Flaherty picked up the win, allowing just three hits and recording seven strikeouts with only one walk in six innings.
The Cardinals are now just four games back in the Wild Card Race.
The Kansas City Royals fell short in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins yesterday (Sunday).
Kansas City’s Whit Merriefield went 4-5 and hit a two run homer in the loss.
Eight more men are now officially a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Inductees included Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, and Terrell Owens who chose to skip the festivities to hold a solo ceremony at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.