Chi. Cubs 9, St. Louis 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 13, 2012 4:45 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 49°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 46882

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 10 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 3-5 2-5 1-0 W2
St. Louis 5-3 0-1 5-2 L2

Recap


Cubs 9, Cardinals 5
: Bryan LaHair hit a grand slam and Ian Stewart added a three-run blast as visiting Chicago spoiled St. Louis’ World Series celebration.

Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Cubs, who had to sit through a 104-minute rain delay and a lengthy pregame ceremony before taking the field.

The Cubs watched the rival Cardinals raise their banner and immediately turned the celebratory mood sour in the top of the first with three straight hits off Adam Wainwright (0-2) to start the contest. Castro’s single brought in the first run and Stewart followed the first out with a three-run blast down the line in right to make it 4-0.

LaHair made Wainwright pay for some wildness in the third inning by driving a first-pitch sinker into the bullpen in left-center for his first career grand slam.

Wainwright, who is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, was lifted after allowing eight runs and seven hits in three innings.

Jeff Samardzija (2-0) made it through the first four innings clean before St. Louis made a comeback bid with a five-run fifth. The right-hander yielded four straight two-out hits before getting a strikeout to end the rally.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The rain prevented the Budweiser Clydesdales from being a part of the pregame festivities, which included appearances by all of the club’s living Hall of Famers. … After totaling 19 runs in the first six games, the Cubs have put up 17 in the last two. … Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman (calf) missed his second straight game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Jeff Samardzija Player Adam Wainwright
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.0
5 Strikeouts 3
10 Hits 7
9.00 ERA 24.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Starlin Castro Player Jon Jay
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 10 2 17 .286 12 8 8 4 1 0
St. Louis 12 0 16 .308 13 8 5 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Cubs have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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