>>Cubs Host Reds
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs begin a three-game series with the Reds at Wrigley Field this afternoon. Chicago is 49-and-35, one-and-a-half games behind the Brewers for first in the NL Central. Mike Montgomery heads to the bump for the Cubbies opposite Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle.
>>Astros Rally Past White Sox
(Houston, TX) — Yuli Gurriel capped off a two-run rally with a walk-off single as the Astros edged the White Sox 4-3 in Houston. Joakim Soria was charged with the blown save and the loss. Omar Narvaez and Leury Garcia homered in defeat.
>>White Sox At Astros
(Houston, TX) — The White Sox and Astros play the second of four games at Minute Maid Park tonight. Chicago is 30-and-57. Reynaldo Lopez gets the start for the Sox. Houston counters with Lance McCullers Jr. In other news, Chicago signed first-round pick Nick Madrigal.
>>Cardinals Crush Giants
(San Francisco, CA) — Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Cardinals cruised to an 11-2 win over the Giants in San Francisco. Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader also went deep for St. Louis. Luke Weaver outdueled Johnny Cueto for the win.
>>Cards Clash With Giants Again Tonight
(San Francisco, CA) — The Cardinals clash with the Giants again tonight in San Francisco. It’s the second of their four-game series, with John Gant slated to oppose Dereck Rodriguez. The Cardinals are third in the NL Central at 45-and-41, six-and-a-half games behind the first-place Brewers.
>>World Cup Preview
(Undated) — The quarterfinals of the World Cup begins this morning. Uruguay and France square off in the first match, followed by Brazil against Belgium. Tomorrow, Sweden battles England and host nation Russia faces Croatia.