Chi. Cubs 2, St. Louis 1

Date - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 8:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 30161

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 20-12 7-5 13-7 L1
Chi. Cubs 13-20 7-10 6-10 W2

Recap


Cubs 2, Cardinals 1: Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer and Travis Wood outdueled Lance Lynn to lead host Chicago past rival St. Louis in the opener of a two-game set.

Wood (3-2) turned in his seventh straight quality start to begin the season, allowing one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight. He surrendered a solo homer to Allen Craig in the second but worked out of jams in the third and fourth to keep it close.

The Cubs finally gave him some support in the fourth, when Alfonso Soriano singled with two outs and Schierholtz followed with his fourth home run into the center-field seats.

That was the only mistake for Lynn (5-1), who struck out eight and allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings. He had won his previous 10 decisions dating to last season and came in with a 4-0 all-time mark against the Cubs.

Chicago's maligned bullpen got the job done as Carlos Marmol recorded four outs to get the ball to Kevin Gregg, who remained perfect in five save opportunities. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to eight games. … Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4, snapping a seven-game hitting streak. … Lynn's last loss was Sept. 7 in a relief appearance against Milwaukee.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Chi. Cubs
Lance Lynn Player Travis Wood
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.2
8 Strikeouts 8
4 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 1.35
Hitting
St. Louis   Chi. Cubs
Jon Jay Player Alfonso Soriano
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 8 1 12 .235 10 9 1 3 1 0
Chi. Cubs 5 1 9 .179 7 9 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Cubs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.