The Cubs could take their chances with a Manny Machado trade, but their shortstop is working on delivering a big bounce-back at the plate.
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St. Louis (26-20) didn’t lack for chances on Tuesday night, but simply couldn’t convert. The Cardinals actually outhit Kansas City (15-33) 11-10 but didn’t come up with any hits with men in scoring position. It was a reversal of form from their last four games, when they scored 29 runs.

Mitchell Marner Limited Jersey It was one of those days, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. We had guys in scoring position and chances for the big hit, but we couldn’t get the big hit.

Wednesday’s game is the finale of a seven-game homestand in which the Cardinals are presently 3-3. After this one, they head out for a six-game road trip through the Central Division, playing three games each against Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.

Kids Jarome Iginla Jersey That formula netted them a 5-1 win Tuesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals as Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez went deep while Jason Hammel scattered nine hits but gave up just one run, that coming on a fluky double steal, as he won for the first time Jannik Hansen Authentic Jersey in six decisions.

Kansas City will try to replicate that performance in Wednesday’s series finale at Busch Stadium behind its best starter this year, right-hander Jake Junis (5-3, 3.51). He’s coming off a 5-2 win on Friday night over the New York Yankees in Kauffman Stadium.

Junis lasted 5 1/3 innings and 101 pitches in that game, permitting seven hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Both runs scored after he departed.

I gave up some end-of-the-bat stuff and some hits that you feel should be outs, Junis said to mlb.com. I was making the pitch I wanted to make and they just didn’t fall our way. Fortunately, they didn’t do much damage.