Chi. Cubs 6, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 31, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 43960

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 43-65 25-31 18-34 W1
St. Louis 57-51 29-24 28-27 L1

Recap


No-hit for five-plus innings, the Chicago Cubs woke up and snapped a five-game losing streak Sunday night, winning 6-3 in St. Louis.

Ryan Dempster (8-8) went six innings for the win and Alfonso Soriano ripped his 17th homer as Chicago beat its archrival for just the second time in nine tries.

Starlin Castro’s ground-rule double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, scoring Koyie Hill, who had walked. Hill was Chicago’s first baserunner after Jake Westbrook (9-5) retired the first 16 batters.

The Cubs added three more runs that inning on a bases-loaded walk and Marlon Byrd’s two-run opposite-field single.

Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman returned to the lineup after missing four starts with a shoulder strain and rocketed a three-run homer to center, his National League-leading 28th.

That cut the deficit to 4-3 in the sixth, but Cubs relievers induced two double plays to hold the Cards at bay.

Soriano's ninth-inning homer provided two insurance runs to drop St. Louis 2 ½ games behind division-leading Milwaukee in the NL Central.

Newly acquired Rafael Furcal pinch-hit in the seventh for the Cardinals, grounding into a force-out.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Ryan Dempster Player Jake Westbrook
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 3
4.50 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Marlon Byrd Player David Freese
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 1 11 .219 4 6 6 3 0 0
St. Louis 9 1 14 .265 15 8 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Cubs have a W/L % of .262 after a win and .485 after a loss.
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