The St. Louis Cardinals dropped a game to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-7 at Busch Stadium last (Thursday) night.
The loss was the first for lefthander Austin Gomber who had won his first five decisions for the Redbirds.
St. Louis remains just one game ahead of the Dodgers for the second wild card spot in the National League.
The Kansas City Royals winners 6-4 over the Minnesota Twins.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio jacked back to back home runs in a five run sixth inning.