St. Louis 5, Chi. Cubs 4

Date - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 26354

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 5 11 1
Chi. Cubs 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 21-12 7-5 14-7 W1
Chi. Cubs 13-21 7-11 6-10 L1

Recap


Cardinals 5, Cubs 4:
Jon Jay drove in two, including the go-ahead run in the eighth, as visiting St. Louis earned a two-game split with rival Chicago.

Carlos Beltran added three hits and two RBIs and Matt Carpenter scored twice for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight. Jake Westbrook entered with the lowest ERA in the majors at 1.07, but was reached for four runs (three earned) and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings before handing it off to the bullpen.

Yadier Molina singled and moved up on a wild pitch before Jay took a 1-1 offering from Michael Bowden (1-2) and lined it into center for the go-ahead run. Rookie Seth Maness (2-0) picked up the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and Edward Mujica worked the ninth for his ninth save.

St. Louis grabbed a 2-1 lead on Jay’s sacrifice fly in the fourth but the Cubs struck back with three runs in the bottom of the frame to jump on top. Nate Schierholtz’s two-run double made it 3-2 and he came in to score two batters later on Dioner Navarro’s RBI groundout to make it a two-run gap.

St. Louis pulled within a run on Beltran’s RBI single in the fifth, and he struck again in the seventh with another run-scoring single to knot it at 4. Anthony Rizzo had three hits for Chicago, which closed out a 10-game homestand 4-6.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Carlos Villanueva allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Cubs. He has yielded at least three runs in each of his last three turns after holding opponents to two or fewer in his first four outings. … Chicago RHP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) worked two scoreless innings in a rehab assignment for Double-A Tennessee on Wednesday. … Molina went 2-for-4 and has multiple hits in six of his last nine games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Chi. Cubs
Jake Westbrook Player Carlos Villanueva
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 6.2
1 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 7
5.06 ERA 4.05
Hitting
St. Louis   Chi. Cubs
Carlos Beltran Player Anthony Rizzo
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 11 0 12 .344 12 5 4 4 0 1
Chi. Cubs 11 0 13 .344 12 3 3 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Cubs have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .692 after a loss.