Actualidad - Pennant Pursuit: Cardinals’ woes continue with blowout loss to Reds

With 22 games remaining in the regular season, the Cardinals are picking the wrong time to go into a slump.The Cards suffered a lopsided11-0 lo s to the Reds, their sixth lo s in the past eight games. Theclubhas been outscored52-20 during that stretch.MORE: Hot seat! Which managers should be fired? | Every MLB franchise’s worst team of the last 30 yearsTodd Frazier led the Reds’offense, going3for5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs, while rookie left-handerJohn Lambearnedhis first MLB victory. The Reds have started a rookie pitcherin41consecutive games,tying a MLBrecord set in 1902.Despite the stringof lo ses, the Redbirdsstill hold a 41/2-game leadin the NL Glenn Robinson Jersey Central over the Pirates, who blew an opportunity to gain ground with a 6-4 lo sto the Brewers in 13 innings.The Cubs, who are seven games back and third in the division, will have to wait untilFriday to try to move up in the standings. Their game Thursday with the Phillies was postponed because of rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader Friday in Philadelphia.The Blue Jays and Yankees, also rained out Thursday,have a doubleheader set for Saturday.Play of the dayNelson Cruz launcheda two-run homer,his 40th of the season, in a 5-0 win against the Rangers. Cruz Christian Yelich Jersey has reached the 40-home run plateau two years in a row. Star performersAmerican LeagueIndians outfielder Michael Brantley blasted two home runs his14th and 15th of the season as the Tribetopped the Tigers7-5.National LeagueMets third basemanJuan Uribe went 3 for 4 with three RBIsas New York extended its lead to 7 1/2 games over Washingtonin the NL East with a 7-2 over the Braves. Also, Mets starterBartolo Colon set a major league recordfor longest scorele s streak by a pitcher aged 42 or older,pa sing Cy Young and Warren Spahn, who held the mark with 27 innings. Colon’s streak ended at 31 in the seventh inning. He came up 1 2/3 innings short of tying R.A. Dickey’s franchise record.Key injuriesPirates outfielder Starling Marte exited against the Brewers after being hit by a pitch on his left shoulder in the eighth. He is considered daytoday.Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong told reportershe is dealing with a calf strainnot just tightne s, as he claimed earlier.He hopes to be back in action as soon as this weekend.Wong’s teammateMatt Holliday (quad)also hopeshe can return at some point on the Cardinals’ current road trip.He hasplayed in just 11 games since June 8 because of a tornquadriceps.A look aheadBlue Jays (79-60) at Yankees (77-61), 7:05 p.m.:David Price (14-5, 2.43 ERA) takes the moundasthe Blue Jayskick off a pivotal four-game series against the Yankees. Luis Severino (3-2, 2.04 ERA) will have his work cut out for him against a powerful Jays offense that leads MLB in runs scored. The Yankees can cut the Blue Jays’ AL East lead to a half-game with a win.Astros (76-64) at Angels (70-69), 10:05 p.m.: Jered Weaver (6-10, 4.78 ERA) and the Angels open up a three-game series against the AL West-leading https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/stephen-vogt-jersey Astros. LA is three games behind the Rangers for the second wild card and 5 1/2 back of the Astros in the division. Halos center fielder Mike Troutis batting .308 in his career against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel (17-6, 2.29 ERA).

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