Contreras 2 HRs, Butler 6 scoreless, Cubs stop Cardinals 3-2

Magneuris Sierra celebrates in the dugout after scoring

Today the Cubs announced that top prospect Ian Happ will be called up to the major league team.

BLUE JAYS 4, MARINERS 0 Joe Biagini and four relievers combined on a seven-hitter, Jose Bautista hit a two-run home run and Toronto beat visiting Seattle.

Jedd Gyorko helped Martinez even his record at 3-3 with his seventh homer of the year leading off the fourth inning off Jon Lester, breaking a 1-1 tie.

Padres 6, White Sox 3: Austin Hedges homered and drove in three runs with two out, and San Diego handed Chicago its sixth straight loss.

With the St. Louis Cardinals mounting a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning after consecutive walks put the potential tying runs on base, Contreras cut it off with a pickoff of former teammate Dexter Fowler at first for the third out. Trevor Rosenthal pitched the eighth and Seung Hwan Oh the ninth, earning his 10th save.

John Wall: Hero Wall: John hits game-winning 3-pointer
Although effective in his point guard role with six assists in the opening quarter, Wall struggled to find his shot. The Wizards fell one win short of their goal of 50 for the regular season, but that would certainly make up for it.

Lester labored, throwing 112 pitches in 5 2/3 innings.

Pham, who had a hot road trip but struck out three times Friday, doubled over the head of Cubs center fielder Albert Almora to send home Garcia from first. All Butler did was surrender two hits, strike out five, and walk three over six shutout innings, a welcome change from the Cubs' incumbent starters of late. Jedd Gyorko led off with a home run, and Yadier Molina followed with a single and then stole his 50th career base. Also, I have a hard time believing Butler is throwing a slider above 91 miles per hour because few other pitchers throw true sliders at 91 miles per hour, and at least one of those dudes is called "Thor". On a grounder by Anthony Rizzo, Happ slid past the bag while shortstop Aledmys Diaz fielded a flip from Martinez, and Rizzo was ruled out at first because of the violation.

NOTES:Kris Bryant was a last-minute scratch from the lineup because of a stomach illness.

Saturday was a big bounce-back day for the Cardinals in their NL Central battle with the Cubs. That will give him extra rest in his first full season back from arm surgery.

For Sunday's game, the Cubs will be rolling with RHP Jake Arrieta. Butler made his major league debut in 2014 and has gone 6-16 with a 6.50 ERA (159.1 IP) in 36 major league games (28 starts) over the last three seasons. Wainwright allowed two runs in five innings in his only start this year, but the Cubs knocked him around in 2016. The Cardinals starter did not allow a hit between the third and fifth innings. He also impressed evaluators a year ago in the Arizona Fall League and finished the season there with a two-homer game-one from each side of the plate-in the championship game.

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