The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamond-Backs 3-2 last (Tuesday) night at Busch Stadium.
Nolan Arenado hit a 2 run home run in the fifth inning.
And Redbirds starting pitcher Carlos Martinez pitched 6 innings allowing just 1 run, and recorded 6 strikeouts.
The Cardinals will go for the 3 game series sweep over Arizona this afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals came up short of a back-and-forth battle with the Boston Red Sox with a 7-6 loss on the road.
Kansas City had runners on the corners in the 8th, however could not push a run across and Boston closer Matt Barnes struck out the side in the 9th.
It was the Royals 7th consecutive loss.