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38-34, 2nd in NL Cent
Mariners walk off on Lind's three-run home run (0:26)

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Adam Lind hits three-run walk off homer to rally Mariners to 4-3 victory over Cardinals. The large group of Cardinal fans here went silent as Seattle players and fans celebrated.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

First Cardinals-Mariners game in Seattle since 2002 is filled with St. Louis fans.

Lineup: Cardinals (38-33) at Mariners (36-37)

  • 1. Matt Carpenter, 2B (L)
  • 2. Aledmys Diaz, SS (R)
  • 3. Matt Holliday, DH (R)
  • 4. Stephen Piscotty, RF (R)
  • 5. Jhonny Peralta, 3B (R)
  • 6. Matt Adams, 1B (L)
  • 7. Yadier Molina, C (R)
  • 8. Brandon Moss, LF (L)
  • 9. Thomas Pham, CF (R)
  • SP: Carlos Martinez, RHP
  • Daily notes

Cardinals put an end to Wrigley woes

The Cardinals swept a three-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field for the first time since May 1988 -- a span of 59 series. Only two teams have had as long of a streak of consecutive series of at least three games at Wrigley Field without a sweep, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

  • Braves: 68 series from 1916-41
  • Phillies: 74 series from 1922-48

Cardinals on the rise in All-Star vote

In the NL's fourth ballot update, Brandon Moss enters the top five among vote-getters at first base, and Stephen Piscotty climbs a spot in the outfield. Yadier Molina holds a nearly 75,000-vote edge over the Giants' Buster Posey at catcher:

  • Yadier Molina - No. 1 catcher
  • Matt Carpenter - No. 3 third baseman
  • Brandon Moss - No. 5 first baseman
  • Stephen Piscotty - No. 10 outfielder
  • Matt Holliday - No. 12 outfielder

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' success, like most teams', begins with starting pitching. With Michael Wacha's 6 2/3 strong innings at Wrigley Field Wednesday, Cardinal starters have put up 12 straight quality starts. They won the first four of those on the road, lost the next five at home and are on the verge of a three-game sweep at Wrigley. No other team has swept the Cubs at home this season.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals only took on-field batting practice before one of the three games here at Wrigley Field. Rain canceled it Tuesday, but manager Mike Matheny said the team has talked about scaling back on-field batting practice to give players some extra rest in the second half. Because the visiting team batting cages here are under the right-field bleachers, Cardinal pinch hitters have had to warm up by taking dry swings in the clubhouse during games.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Carpenter deserves to be an All-Star, but has roughly one-third as many votes as the leader at third base, Kris Bryant. One problem is that Carpenter no longer plays third base. He switched to second to accommodate the return of Jhonny Peralta. Carpenter is second in the NL in OPS (.976) and WAR (3.2) and third in doubles (21). Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he hasn't yet done any lobbying for his players with NL manager Terry Collins. He offered support for Carpenter's candidacy, though. "You could view him as a utility guy who can bounce around and play anywhere," Matheny said. "You take his numbers and throw them out there with anyone's."

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Wainwright has little trouble at Wrigley

Adam Wainwright earned the victory in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Wainwright now owns a 10-1 career record at Wrigley, and his .909 winning percentage is the highest in the history of the ballpark for a pitcher with at least 10 decisions there, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

Stats & Info

Tuesday's longest home runs

Both Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter hit long home runs to lead the Cardinals to their second straight win over the Cubs. Yasmani Grandal's clutch three-run homer against the Nats also went a long ways.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Bautista is a lifelong Chicagoan, but has been a Cardinals fan since 2005. He has noticed Cubs fans growing bolder as this season has gone along and their lead has grown.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

John Fowler grew up in St. Louis, but moved to Chicago in 2007. He lives in Lincoln Square and noticed on his walk to Wrigley that he felt a little different than in previous seasons coming to these games. "I've got thick skin now, but now it's a little tougher with where the standings are. It wasn't nearly as bad as the Blues-Blackhawks playoff game I went to where I was one of, like, 12 Blue fans. I got yelled at in the bathroom. This appears to be more civil. I don't know how other people feel."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.26210th
On Base Percentage.3354th
Slugging Percentage.4454th
Earned Run Average3.9610th
Quality Starts427th

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