Martinez, homers carry Cards past deGrom, Mets

Grasping for ways to correct their poor and puzzling home record, the Cardinals leaned on two of their most reliable sources on Wednesday. With punches of power from the offense and another dazzling performance from budding ace Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals coasted to an 8-1 victory to even their three-game series with the Mets.

Hey Jude! NY second baseman goes 5-for-5 in LLWS

The pair of winners' bracket games to close Wednesday's Little League World Series action provided late-day drama in totally different ways. After Panama edged South Korea in a 3-2 pitchers' duel, New York won a scintillating slugfest, 13-10, over Kentucky in the nightcap, highlighted by an other-worldly performance from second baseman Jude Abbadessa, who went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and three runs scored.