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W 5-0
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L 4-10
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W 3-1
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Martinez, Cardinals lose 3-1 to Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals are headed home to make one last try for a sixth consecutive playoff appearance.

Carlos Martinez pitched six solid innings, but St. Louis was shut down by Jon Lester in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.

The Cardinals lost for the third time in four games, wasting a chance to improve their playoff positioning. They remain a half-game back of San Francisco for the second NL wild card after the Giants lost 4-3 at San Diego earlier in the day.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.294
HR: K. Bryant38
RBI: A. Rizzo105
SB: J. Báez12
W: J. Lester19
ERA: K. Hendricks2.06
Saves: A. Chapman20
K: J. Lester191
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 9956.639-
St. Louis 8174.52318
Pittsburgh 7778.49722
Milwaukee 7086.44929.5
Cincinnati 6590.41934
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .256 (14)
Runs: 767 (3)
Hits: 1350 (18)
Home Runs: 191 (14)
Stolen Bases: 63 (21)
OBP: .343 (2)
SLG: .428 (12)
Total Bases: 2259 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.10 (1)
Runs Allowed: 527 (1)
Saves: 36 (23)
Strikeouts: 1386 (3)
OpBA: .211 (1)
OBP: .284 (1)
SLG: .347 (1)
Run Support: 4.92 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/23 P. Strop Removed From 15-Day DL (Torn left meniscus)
9/6 A. Almora Jr. Called Up from Minors
9/6 R. Álvarez Designated for Assignment
9/6 T. Federowicz Purchased From Minors
9/6 M. Kawasaki Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/17 C. Coghlan off 15-day DL
8/17 H. Rondón off 15-day DL
8/17 J. Smith off 15-day DL
8/15 J. Lackey off 15-day DL
8/11 P. Strop off 15-day DL
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