Matt Carpenter homered twice, matched a career best with five hits and helped chase Corey Kluber in the shortest start of the right-hander's career in the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
It's become a familiar scenario for the Hannibal Hoots - get behind early, battle back late and fall just short. That was again the case Sunday, as they lost to the Springfield Sliders 11-7 at Clemens Field.
Luke Weaver settled in after a shaky first inning to win for the first time in eight starts and Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Jesus Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty's no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night.