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Around the NL Central: Braun's Bombs Power Crew

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 6 Twins 2

Astros 3 Rangers 8

Cardinals 10 Royals 7

Cubs 3 Red Sox 4

Pirates 9 Indians 2

Reds 4 Mets 1

Standings

Team W L GB Last 10 Streak
Reds 37 27 - 7-3 W5
Pirates 33 31 4.0 5-5 W1
Cardinals 34 32 4.0 6-4 W1
Brewers 30 35 7.5 6-4 W2
Astros 27 38 10.5 3-7 L2
Cubs 22 43 15.5 3-7 L1

News and Notes:

  • Former Pirates pitching prospect turned infield prospect Stetson Allie will begin his third base career in rookie ball in the Gulf Coast League with the GCL Pirates.
  • The Cubs have signed 15 of their 42 picks from this month's draft. Their first round pick, outfielder Albert Almora, who was taken with the No. 6 pick, however, isn't among them.
  • Injured Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is on schedule to be activated on Monday if his weekend at Triple-A Iowa goes as planned.
  • Koyie Hill has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Iowa. Hill was designated for assignment on Thursday by the Cubs.
  • Bud Norris has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Astros and left-hander Dallas Keuchel has been called up to make Sunday's start. Keuchel will be making his major league debut with the start.
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer has an update on the slew of injured Reds.

On Tap:

Away Home Time Away Probable Home Probable
Brewers Twins 1:10 Zach Greinke (7-2) Nick Blackburn (3-4)
Astros Rangers 2:05 Dallas Keuchel (0-0) Colby Lewis (5-5)
Royals Cardinals 1:15 Luis Mendoza (2-3) Adam Wainwright (5-7)
Red Sox Cubs 7:00 Franklin Morales (0-1) Paul Maholm (4-5)
Pirates Indians 12:05 Brad Lincoln (3-2) Jeanmar Gomez (4-5)
Reds Mets 12:10 Johnny Cueto (7-3) Chris Young (1-0)