Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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The Brewers held a six and a half game lead in the National League Central when the calendar flipped to July. Now their lead is down to just one game.

After being down 6-0, the Cardinals rallied back to beat the Brewers 7-6 last night at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Joe Kelly struggled in his first start since coming off the disabled list, giving up six runs in three innings, but the St. Louis offense powered back against Yovani Gallardo thanks to home runs from Matt Adams, Kolten Wong, and Jhonny Peralta. Matt Holliday put them ahead for good with a solo home run off Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.

The Brewers have now lost six straight games and 10 out of their last 11. The Cardinals will attempt to even things up in the division this afternoon when they send their ace Adam Wainwright to the hill against rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson. It should be a fun one.

Your Friday box scores:

Cardinals 7, Brewers 6

Yankees 2, Orioles 3

Braves 4, Cubs 5

White Sox 4, Indians 7

Nationals 2, Phillies 6

Blue Jays 8, Rays 5

Pirates 5, Reds 6

Angels 3, Rangers 0

Marlins 1, Mets 7

Tigers 2, Royals 1

Twins 2, Rockies 6

Red Sox 8, Astros 3

Padres 6, Dodgers 3

Athletics 2, Mariners 3

Diamondbacks 0, Giants 5

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.