Eric Thames' bat has cooled off a little since he last played against the Cincinnati Reds in late April. The Milwaukee Brewers first baseman hasn't homered since June 17, a span of eight games. After homering 11 times in April, Thames has gone deep nine times since.
Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko each homered and drove in three runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday. It was a makeup for an April 29 game that was postponed because of severe weather. Grichuk hit his second homer in two games since being recalled from Triple-A.
Two more hits Monday for Reds' Prairie grad with 20 homers Photo ST. LOUIS — There's nothing unusual about a baseball hitter who was born in Cedar Rapids facing a pitcher who was born in Iowa City. That it occurred during a major league game, though, is something seldom seen. But it happened