Gomber Pitches Playoff-Hunting Cards To 5-0 Win Over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Gomber tossed six innings of four-hit ball in a crucial spot start, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 victory over Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals. The Cardinals still trail the Chicago Cubs by 3 1/2 games in the NL Central, but they improved to 27-25 and edged ahead of Milwaukee and Cincinnati for the No. 2 spot in the division. Dylan Carlson paced the St. Louis offense by driving in two runs while finishing a homer shy of the cycle. Singer walked five in three-plus innings while taking the loss for Kansas City.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Austin Gomber throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)