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50-48, 3rd in NL Cent
Carpenter's incredible power surge continues (2:04)

Carpenter homers in 6th straight, Cards top Cubs for split

Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking double in St. Louis' three-run ninth inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to split their day-night doubleheader.

DeJong comes up clutch in the 9th (0:23)
Carpenter homers for sixth straight game (0:21)
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Cards' Carpenter homers in sixth straight game

Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter hit a pinch-hit home run in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Cubs on Saturday, breaking Mark McGwire's franchise record with his sixth straight game with a homer

Baez, Maddon ejected in fifth inning (1:14)
Carpenter hits homer in 5th straight game (0:22)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have recalled Dillon Maples and Luke Farrell (26th man). Anthony Bass to the DL with a back muscle issue while James Norwood was optioned. Jesse Chavez is here wearing No. 43.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Matt Carpenter discuss his 5 for 5 day which included three home runs and two doubles, all by the 6th inning. He came out of the game after his last HR.

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Carpenter ties MLB record with 3 HR, 2 doubles

Cardinals star Matt Carpenter had a historic game on Friday, crushing three home runs and two doubles in his team's 18-5 rout of the Cubs. He's just the second player in the modern era with three home runs and two doubles in the same game.

Carpenter crushes mammoth HR off the scoreboard (0:30)
Carpenter hits three homers in victory (1:22)
Cardinals score 6 in monster 4th inning (1:14)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Unfortunately, Carpenter is out of the game, so his chance of a record-tying fourth home run and record-setting sixth extra-base hit won't happen. He settles for being the 11th player to get five extra-base hits in a game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Have a day, Matt Carpenter! The Cardinals first baseman is 5-for-5 with three homers, two doubles and seven RBIs ... and it's only the sixth inning. With a 15-1 lead, the Cubs are going to a position player to pitch, giving Carpenter an even better chance at one of the best games in MLB history.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Puerto Rican All Stars!

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Molina open to player-manager role in 2020

Catcher Yadier Molina, who has spent his entire 15-year career with the Cardinals, said it "would be a dream" to be considered for the role of player-manager during his last contract year with the team in 2020.


BBTN: Live Show From All-Star In Washington, D.C

Live from D.C., Buster, Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian discuss trade rumors around the Beltway, their takeaways from the first half and more. Plus, Sarah Langs joins for a special edition of "The Numbers Game" (31:59), Todd Radom stares down Buster & Josh for a live quiz (37:35) and Bleacher Tweets come from the audience (45:15).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yadi Molina tells me in Spanish "he'd welcome the opportunity" if he had a chance to a be "player-manager" during his last contract year with the Cards, which is 2020. "I'm focused on our season right now but I wouldn't discard it"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"Right now I can't say that's something I'll do 100 percent, but I do get the opportunity to be a major league manager one day" -Yadi Molina

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.9113th
Quality Starts47Tied-15th
Batting Average.24713th
On Base Percentage.31915th
Slugging Percentage.40615th