Yelich Cycles Brewers to 8-0 Shutout Over Reds
For the second time in the last month, the Cincinnati Reds got Yeliched for a cycle, and they got blanked in the process. Christian Yelich went 4-for-4 Monday night to become the fifth player to hit for the cycle twice in one season -- and the first to do it against the same team (Aug. 29). The 26-year old has quickly submitted his name for NL MVP with a streaky second half of the season.
Here's what happened around the rest of the league last night:
Cardinals Launch 4 Homers to Stay in Wild Card Chase
St. Louis got a quartet of bombs from Bader, Molina, Wong and DeJong. Kolten Wong went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs as the Cards rolled the Braves, 11-6.
Joc Shocks Rocks as Dodgers Regain NL West Lead
L.A. outfielder Joc Pederson went 3-for-4 with two home runs to help the Dodgers beat the Rockies 8-2 and retake control of the NL West (for the moment). Hyun Jin-Ryu gave up zero runs in seven innings pitched.
Hendricks Goes 8 and 2/3 in Cubs 5-1 Win
Cubs' pitcher Kyle Hendricks tossed eight scoreless innings before cooling off in the 9th. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant both went deep in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.