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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00 am


Cards win, keep pace in Central

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS – Paul DeJong homered, Yadier Molina drove in three runs, and the streaking St. Louis Cardinals outslugged the Cincinnati Reds 13-4 on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals have won four straight and six of their last seven to stay two games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.

Molina's two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the first gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. He drove in his 10th run over his past three games with a single in the sixth. Molina leads the team with 75 RBI.

Robert Stephenson (4-5) was pulled after three innings, the shortest career outing for the Reds rookie. He allowed six runs, four earned, and all three of his walks scored.


ROYALS 4, WHITE SOX 3: In Kansas City, Missouri, Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in the first inning for his third consecutive game with a homer, powering Kansas City over Chicago.

RED SOX 11, ATHLETICS 1: In Boston, Mookie Betts hit two home runs and a two-run triple as Boston Red Sox rolled past Oakland.

The Red Sox, winners of five of their last six, pushed their American League East lead back to four games over the Yankees.

Betts went 3 for 5 with six RBI. He's driven in three runs or more in a team-high 11 games.

RAYS 2, YANKEES 1: In New York, Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning off Sonny Gray, and Tampa Bay, playing as the home team in a series relocated to the Mets' home, Citi Field, because of Hurricane Irma, beat New York.

Tampa Bay has split the first two games of the set held at the home of the New York Mets.