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Cards get 9 in 8th, Cubs' run ends at 6

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(TSX / STATS) -- CHICAGO -- Once the St. Louis Cardinals got rolling on Friday, they just didn't seem to want to stop.

Paul DeJong's bases-loaded, two-base hit delivered the go-ahead runs while nine straight batters scored in a decisive eighth inning in the Cardinals' 11-4 come-from-behind victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

"I've never been a part of something like that -- to score nine runs with no outs," said DeJong, who slugged a ground-rule double into the center-field ivy. "I think that really made a statement for us in game one and we've got two more games left that we've got to get."


M's get Cards P Gonzalez for OF O'Neill

(TSX / STATS) -- The Seattle Mariners acquired left-hander Marco Gonzales from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league outfielder Tyler O'Neill, the teams announced Friday.

Gonzales, 25, appeared in parts of three major league seasons (2014, 2015, 2017) with the Cardinals, compiling a 4-2 record with a 5.53 ERA over 40 2/3 innings in 12 games (seven starts).


A's sign slugger Carter to minors deal

(TSX / STATS) -- The Oakland Athletics signed first baseman Chris Carter to a minor league contract, the team announced Friday.

Carter, 30, was assigned to Triple-A Nashville. He was released by the New York Yankees on July 11. He signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with New York in February.


Indians put reliever Boone on 10-day DL

(TSX / STATS) -- The Cleveland Indians placed left-handed reliever Boone Logan on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a left lat muscle strain.

Logan, 32, is out indefinitely, the team announced. The move is retroactive to July 20.


Braves snap Dodgers' 11-game win streak

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- Atlanta did more than put up a brave front against the best team in the majors. The Braves beat the Dodgers 6-3 on Thursday night, snapping Los Angeles' season-high, 11-game winning streak.

"To win something like that, it takes a well-pitched ballgame, and we got it," Braves manager Brian Snitker said.


Twins trying to obtain Braves LHP Garcia

(TSX / STATS) -- The Minnesota Twins hope to bolster their rotation by acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves.

According to multiple media reports Thursday night, the teams were attempting to complete a trade featuring the veteran pitcher. Minnesota reportedly would send Atlanta only minor league talent in the deal.


Lamb's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs get Arizona by Reds

(TSX / STATS) -- CINCINNATI -- Jake Lamb came up big in support of surprise Arizona starter Patrick Corbin.

Lamb drove in a career-high six runs with two three-run home runs and Corbin, pitching in place of new father Taijuan Walker, allowed just one run while pitching into the eighth inning as the Diamondbacks (55-40) earned their second win in a three-game series against the Reds 12-2 on Thursday.


Royals break out, pound Tigers 16-4

(TSX / STATS) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While the Kansas City Royals bats exploded for season highs in runs and hits, it was the Detroit Tigers' early fielding miscues that helped make it easier.

Mike Moustakas had three hits and drove in three runs, and Brandon Moss had four RBIs as the Kansas City Royals trounced the Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday night to gain a split of a four-game series.


Cardinals activate OF Grichuk, LHP Duke

(TSX / STATS) -- The St. Louis Cardinals activated left-handed reliever Zach Duke and outfielder Randal Grichuk from the disabled list prior to opening a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday afternoon.

Duke will make his season debut after undergoing Tommy John surgery during the offseason. He missed all of spring training and pitched nine scoreless innings in nine rehab appearances.