Luke Weaver gave up six runs in the first two innings and the St. Louis Cardinals went on to lose 8-5 to the Cubs in Chicago. Jedd Gyorko had two of the Cardinals’ five hits in defeat.
Preston Tucker plated five runs and Kurt Suzuki homered and drove in three as the Atlanta Braves blasted the NY Mets 12-4 at SunTrust Park. Game two of the series is tonight.
The Cincinnati Reds begin the Jim Riggleman era as manager this evening against the St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium. Coverage begins at 6:45 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The Chicago Cubs open a three game series at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies this evening.