The Cardinals are 1 1/2 games ahead of Cincinnati in the division.
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) -
The St. Louis Cardinals look to become the first 30-win team in the majors when they shoot for a fourth straight series triumph Wednesday in the finale of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres.
The Texas Rangers also have 29 victories on the season and will play Oakland this afternoon.
St. Louis rebounded from Monday's loss to hand the Padres a 10-2 beating last night, as starting pitcher Adam Wainwright bounced back from a rough outing to throw 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball. He also fanned six batters and walked one to push his mark to 6-3.
Don't buy into the Indians
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
The Cleveland Indians seem to be the flavor of the moment.
And why not? After a miserable 2012 season the Indians find themselves atop the American League Central thanks to thrilling win after thrilling win and a never-day-die attitude that has led to six walk-off victories.
"The past couple years, it's been, 'Yeah, it's a great start, but when's this going to slow down?'" Indians setup man Vinnie Pestano said. "'When's that speed bump going to come? When's it going to get derailed? When are the real Indians going to show up?'