>>Cardinals Without Arenado, Goldschmidt For Toronto Series
(Undated) — The Cardinals are missing their two stars as they cross the border for a series with the Blue Jays. St. Louis president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said that third baseman Nolan Arenado and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will miss the series in Toronto due to them being unvaccinated against COVID-19. The Cardinals will also be without catcher Austin Romine as the three players were put on the restricted list ahead of the series. St. Louis is the latest team affected by Canada’s vaccination rules.
>>MRI Clean For Mariners’ Rodriguez
(Undated) — The Mariners are getting some good news on the status of their rookie All-Star. Seattle manager Scott Servais said Sunday that Julio Rodriguez is considered day-to-day and might avoid a stint on the injured list. The outfielder had underwent an MRI for his left wrist injury and it showed no structural damage. Rodriguez has yet to play since the team returned from the All-Star break. The 21-year-old played in the All-Star game and also competed in the Home Run Derby.
>>Cardinals Fall To Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — The St. Louis Cardinals gave up four third-inning runs in their 6-3 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Miles Mikolas was charged with his eighth loss after surrendering six runs in five innings of work. Paul Goldschmidt homered twice in the losing effort. The Reds scored four times in the third inning after Tommy Pham drove in a run and Joey Votto smashed a three-run homer. Tyler Mahle made his first start coming back from injury and got the win after pitching six innings and giving up three runs on two hits.
>>Cubs Hold Off Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Chicago Cubs held off Philadelphia’s eighth inning rally to beat the Phillies 4-3 at Citizen’s Bank Park. Drew Smyly earned his third win after giving up just one earned run and one unearned run in six innings, and David Robertson picked up his 14th save.
>>Braves Fall To Angels
(Cumberland, GA) — Taylor Ward homered as the Angels blasted the Braves 9-1 in Cumberland. Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in the lone run for the Braves. Ian Anderson was rocked for seven runs over three innings for Atlanta.