St. Louis 3, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 41469

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 70-89 39-42 31-47 L2
St. Louis 88-71 45-36 43-35 W2

Recap


Rafael Furcal hit a solo homer in the eighth inning and Edwin Jackson tossed seven strong frames as the St. Louis Cardinals stayed alive in the NL wild-card race with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Yadier Molina tied it with a solo blast in the seventh, and Jackson chipped in a sacrifice fly for the Cardinals, who pulled to within one game of wild-card leader Atlanta. The Braves lost at Washington on Sunday.

After the Cubs scratched out a run in the top of the seventh to go up 2-1, Molina came up with one out in the bottom of the frame and laced a 3-1 offering on the inside corner into the Chicago bullpen off Randy Wells.

Furcal, whose error against the New York Mets on Thursday triggered a ninth-inning collapse and put the team on the brink of elimination, redeemed himself in the eighth. After taking a strike on the first pitch from Wells (7-6), Furcal jumped on the 0-1 pitch and found the seats in right for his seventh homer.

Jackson allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings, and Octavio Dotel (5-3) picked up the win in relief.

Jason Motte worked the ninth for his ninth save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Randy Wells Player Edwin Jackson
Loss W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 5
3.38 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Blake DeWitt Player Yadier Molina
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 5 0 6 .156 14 6 2 3 0 0
St. Louis 6 2 12 .231 6 2 3 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .552 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Cubs have a W/L % of .386 after a win and .483 after a loss.
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