May 6: Cubs @ Cardinals

Jenifer Langosch/

Records: Cardinals (20-6, +6.5 in NL Central), Cubs (13-12, -6.5 in NL Central)

First pitch: 7:15 pm CT

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, 1120 KMOX

Cardinals lineup: Peter Bourjos (CF), Matt Carpenter (3B), Matt Holliday (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Yadier Molina (C), Jason Heyward (RF), Pete Kozma (2B), Lance Lynn (RHP)

Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler (CF), Chris Coghlan (LF), Anthony Rizzo (1B), Kris Bryant (3B), Jorge Soler (RF), Starlin Castro (SS), David Ross (C), Jon Lester (LHP), Addison Russell (2B)

Transactions: None

Injury Report: Jordan Walden has been diagnosed with a right scapula strain, prescribed six-to-10 weeks of rest before resuming throwing program; Jaime Garcia to begin rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday

Reading Material:

  • Mitch Harris becomes the first graduate of the US Naval Academy to win a Major League game (link)
  • Mark Reynolds, other bench players contributing in big ways during current winning streak (link)
  • Tyler Lyons so-so in his first spot start of the season (link)
  • Game recap from the Cardinals’ 7-4 win over the Cubs (link)
  • Rehabbing starters Marco Gonzales, Jaime Garcia progressing (link)
  • Manager Mike Matheny still would prefer the Cardinals not draft his summer, Tate (link)
  • Preview for Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs (link)

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