Diaz’s pinch-homer lifts Cardinals past Brewers 4-1

MILWAUKEE — Aledmys Diaz hit a go-ahead pinch-homer in the seventh inning, Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Saturday night.
Diaz, who didn’t start at shortstop due to back stiffness and a sore shoulder, homered leading off the seventh against reliever Carlos Torres (0-2).
He struck out seven and walked two.
Seung Hwan Oh got his fourth save in five tries.
Below are some of the comments made by the Peoria Republican — and commitments he made on specific issues — during the two-hour meeting, which have been edited for length and clarity.
On the budget: “I give the president credit for trying to drive down costs in our budget.
We’re $20 trillion in debt.
The group says the candidates, who include at least three who are independently wealthy, have raised more than $61 million toward the 2018 race, with Republican Gov… Read more The City of Springfield’s Earth Day celebration returned from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday for its 25th year on the lawn outside the Old State Capitol.
Saturday’s City of Springfield’s Earth Awareness Fair was promoted as Illinois’ longest running Earth Day celebration.
Justin and Kendra Cooper — known for the popular food truck COOPER’S STREATSIDE BISTRO – opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in the dining area at King Pin Lanes this past week.

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