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4/12 Morning Marquee: Castillo late inning hero, ex-Cub Casher throws one-hitter


Welington Castillo hit a 3-run home run to lift the Chicago Cubs to a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the series opener in St. Louis Friday night after Jose Veras recorded his second blown save in as many save opportunities. Hector Rondon entered in the 11th save while starter Jeff Samardzija earned a no decision.

Around the league, former Chicago Cubs prospect Andrew Cashner threw a one-hitter against the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam,

Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Jeff Samardzija skipping to success

Chicago Sun-Times: Welington Castillo’s homer in 11th lifts Cubs over Cardinals

ESPN Chicago: Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 (11)

CSN Chicago: Renteria says Cubs are sticking with Veras as closer

NBC Sports: Jake Arrieta close to rejoining Cubs’ starting rotation

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Extra-innings move blows up on Matheny

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers return home, keep win streak intact

Cincinnati Enquirer: Latos’ recovery sees another setback

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Pirates notebook: Run production comes many ways

FOX Sports: Padres’ Andrew Cashner throws one-hitter against Tigers

CBS Sports: Bumgarner hits grand slam, drives in five to boost Giants

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