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National League Game Summary - Chicago at St. Louis



(Saturday, August 10th)

Final Score: Chicago 6, St. Louis 5

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Nate Schierholtz's RBI single in the ninth inning proved to be the winner as the Chicago Cubs took a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the second of three from Busch Stadium.

Darwin Barney tied the game with a two-run double in the eighth while Welington Castillo hit a solo home run and drove in two for the Cubs, who have won three of their last four.

Carlos Villanueva pitched six innings in the start and gave up four runs on seven hits. Blake Parker (1-1) got the win for tossing a scoreless seventh inning.

Matt Holliday clubbed a pair of homers and finished with four RBI, while Carlos Beltran added a run-scoring double for the Cardinals, who have lost four straight.

Michael Wacha went five innings in the start and was changed with two runs on five hits. Trevor Rosenthal (1-3) was handed the loss for giving up three runs in the eighth.

"I felt good and my body felt good tonight," said Wacha. "But in the later inning my arm started dragging a bit and that's when I started to give up those walks."

Rosenthal came on to pitch with a two-run lead, but gave up consecutive walks to Castillo and Schierholtz to start the inning. After the next two batters struck out, Barney roped a double to center to score both runners. Dioner Navarro followed with a pinch-hit double for a 5-4 advantage.

"He had been getting pitches up the whole inning," said Barney. "I just kept telling myself to look for something down or near the middle. I got one of those and I was able to get a good swing on it."

After Pedro Strop set the Cardinals down in order in the eighth, Schierholtz added some insurance as his single to right scored Junior Lake, who had led off with a double.

The run proved fortunate as Holliday hit his second homer of the game with one out in the ninth, but Kevin Gregg retired the next two batters on groundouts for his 25th save of the season.

Chicago got on the board in the second as Castillo led off the frame with a homer just over the wall in left field and into the Cubs' bullpen for a 1-0 lead.

St. Louis had just one baserunner through the first three innings, but Matt Carpenter led off the fourth with a single and Beltran followed suit. Two batters later, Holliday crushed a pitch over the left field fence for a 3-1 Cardinals lead.

The Cubs got on back in the fifth as consecutive one-out singles from Lake and Anthony Rizzo saw men on the corners and Castillo's sac fly made it a 3-2 game.

The Cardinals, though, got the run back in the sixth on back-to-back doubles from Carpenter and Beltran.

Game Notes

The Cubs came into the game 7-for-36 with runners in scoring position in the first four games of this six-game road trip, and went 3-for-13 on Saturday, stranding 11 runners ... The Cardinals left just one man on base ... The Cubs on Saturday selected the contract of outfielder Darnell McDonald from Triple-A Iowa and transferred outfielder Thomas Neal to the 60-day disabled list ... Each team has won six games in the season series.

08/11 01:14:15 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CHA 67
DET 59
 
Final
PHI 9
ATL 2
Final
MIN 4
BOS 4
Final
HOU 3
DET 2
Final
NYY 0
TAM 3
Final
BOS 7
TOR 9
Final
MIA 8
WAS 0
Final
NYM 4
STL 5
Final
OAK 4
ANA 1
Final
KAN 4
LOS 4
Final
CIN 0
ARI 3
Final
SEA 4
CWS 12
Final
SFG 5
CLE 2
Final
CHC 11
MIL 7
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CWS 2
SDP 8
Final
COL 10
TEX 4
6th
BAL 1
PIT 2
 
3rd
CHA 67
DET 59
 
3rd
WAS 80
PHI 55
 
3rd
ORL 56
SAN 78
 
Half
NYK 53
BRK 58
 
Half
BOS 50
IND 39
 
2nd
MIL 24
CHI 30
 
2nd
OKC 25
DAL 28
 
2nd
HOU 35
SAC 25
 
2nd
MIN 27
TOR 34
 
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DEN
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POR
LAC
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LAL
NOP
1st
LAMON 23
LOYC 18
 
2nd
BUF 1
TOR 2
 
1st
PIT 1
PHI 0
 
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ANA
EDM
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SJS
COL