The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in more than a century.
The television on the wall in Dave Roberts' office revealed the score, Los Angeles Dodgers 9, St. Louis Cardinals 6, and the length of the game, 3 hours 49 minutes. A thermometer recorded the temperature, sizzling into triple digits at Busch Stadium. The standings revealed the progress made by the Dodgers on this 10-day, nine-game, three-city trip across three time zones.
Melky Cabrera drove in Adam Eaton with a game-ending single in the ninth inning after closer David Robertson gave up three home runs in the top half to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers hours after they suspended ace Chris Sale for five days on Sunday.