PROGRAMMING NOTE: Due to the quick turnaround between last night's game and today's 12:10 start, the Mug is off today. It will return tomorrow. - KL
Here are yesterday's results from around the division:
- The Cardinals protected a slim divisional lead by hanging on for a 2-1 win against the Reds. Matt Holliday's homer drove in both Cardinal runs, and Jaime Garcia pitched eight innings for the victory.
- The Padres scored runs in seven different innings last night en route to a 13-7 stomping of the Cubs. Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso and Nick Hundley each had three hits in the game, and all three players homered.
- The Brewers, of course, beat the Pirates 12-8 to extend their Miller Park winning streak to eight games.
The May 1 standings are about as close as they can be:
|Cardinals||15||11||--||v CIN||12:45 pm||Lance Lynn v Homer Bailey|
|Brewers||14||11||.5||v PIT||12:10 pm||Hiram Burgos v Jeanmar Gomez|
|Pirates||15||12||.5||@ MIL||12:10 pm|
|Reds||15||13||1||@ STL||12:45 pm|
|Cubs||10||16||5||v SDP||7:05 pm||Scott Feldman v Andrew Cashner|