Cole Hamels tossed a complete game as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 to open a four-game series at Wrigley Field. Game two of the series is this afternoon.
Elsewhere in the National League: Sean Newcomb and two relivers combined on a five hit shutout as the Atlanta Braves cruised past the Miami Marlins 5-0. Game two is tonight at Marlins Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals open a three game series tonight against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Redbirds are three games back of the Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central.