NA­TIONAL LEAGUE

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

CAR­DI­NALS 6, BRAVES 5 Ran­dal Grichuk and Paul DeJong home­red and the St. Louis Car­di­nals stretched their win­ning streak to eight games with a vic­tory over the At­lanta Braves. Car­los Mar­tinez (9-9) tossed six solid in­nings and also drove in a run for the Car­di­nals, who moved within ½ game of the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Cen­tral.

DI­A­MOND­BACKS 6, CUBS 2 Pa­trick Corbin pitched 62/ score­less in­nings, David 3 Per­alta hit an in­side-the-park home run and the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs beat the Cubs, cut­ting Chicago’s NL Cen­tral lead over St. Louis to a per­cent­age point. Jon Lester (8-7) al­lowed four runs — three earned — and seven hits in six

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