BRYANT GAL­LOPS HOME, CUBS RALLY IN EIGHTH TO EDGE CAR­DI­NALS 3-2

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Kris Bryant gal­loped home from first base on An­thony Rizzo’s bloop dou­ble, cap­ping a three-run rally in the eighth in­ning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Car­di­nals 3-2 Satur­day in the ever-tight­en­ing NL Cen­tral race.

A clas­sic pitch­ers’ duel be­tween Jon Lester and Adam Wain­wright kept it score­less into the eighth.

Af­ter Paul Dejong and Ran­dal Grichuk hit two-out homers off Lester for a 2-0 lead, the Cubs came back.

Ben Zo­brist’s RBI dou­ble with two outs made it 2-1 and chased Wain­wright. Bryant greeted re­liever Matt Bow­man (2-4) with a bro­ken-bat sin­gle that tied it.

SATUR­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Nick Hund­ley sin­gled in Kelby Tom­lin­son with two outs in the 12th in­ning, lift­ing the Giants to a 5-4 vic­tory over the

Padres. Pinch-hit­ter Tom­lin­son reached on a fielder’s choice and took sec­ond on a wild pitch from Kevin Quack­en­bush (0-2). Af­ter Hunter Pence flied out, Hund­ley lined an 0-1 pitch over the head of left fielder Jose Pirela as Tom­lin­son rounded third and scored with­out a throw. … Fran­cisco Lin­dor hit a lead­off home run in the bot­tom of the 10th in­ning and the In­di­ans de­feated the Blue Jays 2-1. Lin­dor hit a 2-2 pitch from Danny Barnes (2-3) to right field for his 15th homer of the sea­son just as a hard rain be­gan to fall. … Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run with two outs in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning, and the Mets ral­lied from an early five-run deficit to beat the

Ath­let­ics 6-5. … Texas turned three Tampa Bay mis­cues into a three-run sixth in­ning and the Rangers beat the Rays 4-3. … Mike Mous­takas home­red twice, and Sal­vador Perez, Bran­don Moss and Jorge Boni­fa­cio also went deep to lead the Royals over the White Sox 7-2. … Mar­win Gon­za­lez stepped in for in­jured Colin Mo­ran and de­liv­ered a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the sixth in­ning to pro­pel the Astros past the Ori­oles 8-4. … Domingo San­tana sin­gled home the win­ning run in the ninth in­ning af­ter the

Brew­ers blew a big lead, and beat the

Phillies 9-8. … Kyle Gib­son took a shutout into the eighth in­ning in his long­est start of the sea­son, Zack Gran­ite had three of the Twins’ 14 hits, and the Twins held off a late rally to beat the Tigers 6-5. … J.T. Real­muto hit a pair of two-run homers and a dou­ble on Satur­day night, pow­er­ing the Mar­lins to their sec­ond straight vic­tory, 5-4 over the Reds .… Bryce Harper home­red and drove in two runs, Tan­ner Roark struck out a sea­son­high 11 and Sean Doolit­tle stranded the po­ten­tial ty­ing run to pre­serve the

4-3 win over the

Na­tion­als’ Di­a­mond­backs. FOOT­NOTES Cas­tro heads back to dis­abled list.

Yan­kees sec­ond base­man Starlin Cas­tro will be placed on the dis­abled list with an­other in­jury to his right ham­string, man­ager Joe Gi­rardi said Satur­day. Cas­tro, ac­ti­vated off the dis­abled list July 15, rein­jured his ham­string while run­ning out a ground ball Wed­nes­day at Min­nesota. He played in the first two games of the se­ries at Seattle on Thurs­day and Fri­day, with one hit in eight at-bats. … Blue Jays right-han­der Aaron Sanchez was placed on the dis­abled list for the fourth time this sea­son be­cause of a blis­ter prob­lem. Sanchez was re­moved from his start against Bos­ton on Wed­nes­day be­cause of a re­cur­rence of a blis­ter on the mid­dle fin­ger of his right hand. He was ex­am­ined by a hand spe­cial­ist Fri­day in Cleve­land. — The As­so­ci­ated Press

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