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National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Chicago



(Saturday, July 26)

Final Score: St. Louis 6, Chicago 3

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Adams finished with a pair of hits and drove in four runs, leading St. Louis to a 6-3 decision over Chicago in the second edition of a three-game series.

New acquisition A.J. Pierzynski collected three hits and knocked in a run for the Cardinals, who rebounded from a one-run loss in Friday's opener and snapped a four-game losing streak.

"I definitely wanted to play this year because I didn't want to end with a bad taste in my mouth after Boston," Pierzynski said. "I wanted to find a place to play. I didn't want to end the season, I didn't want to end anything like that."

Matt Carpenter added an RBI and scored twice, while Randy Choate (2-2) recorded the final out in the sixth to snag the win. Shelby Miller lasted 5 2/3 innings and yielded two runs on three hits while fanning three.

Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Sweeney hit solo homers for the Cubs, who have dropped eight of their last 10. Emilio Bonifacio contributed three hits and scored once in the setback.

James Russell (0-2) was charged with four runs on two hits while retiring two batters in defeat. Jake Arrieta gave up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts over the first six frames.

"He did all that with not his best stuff, but he was still pretty effective," Cubs manager Rick Renteria noted of Arrieta. "That performance was probably indicative of how much he's grown."

The visitors forged ahead to stay with a seventh-inning burst.

Russel allowed a leadoff hit from Jon Jay, who was sacrificed to second by Mark Ellis before stealing third -- a call upheld by review although it appeared his foot came off the bag and Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena applied the tag -- and coming in on Carpenter's fielder's choice grounder. Carpenter moved up on a wild pitch after Kolten Wong fanned, then Matt Holliday walked and Adams' triple to center scored both for a 5-2 contest.

Brian Schlitter relieved Russell, but walked Jhonny Peralta and gave up an RBI single to Pierzynski before retiring Oscar Taveras on a fly to center.

Sweeney took Pat Neshek deep to begin the home eighth, but he maintained the three-run edge through his inning of work. Trevor Rosenthal gave up a single and double in the ninth, but fanned Welington Castillo with a runner on second to end the contest.

Adams' one-out, two-run double in the first put the Cardinals on the board. Carpenter walked and Wong was aboard with a single before scoring.

"He certainly was our guy today," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Adams.

Bonifacio reached on a leadoff bunt single in the fourth, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Anthony Rizzo's grounder to short.

A one-out solo homer to right by Schierholtz in the sixth evened the score.

Game Notes

The last Cardinals catcher to record three hits in his team debut was Tony Cruz in 2011 ... Prior to the contest, the Cubs recalled pitcher Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa and optioned pitcher Neil Ramirez to Iowa ... The St. Louis Cardinals signed Pierzynski and DFA'd catcher George Kottaras to clear a spot on the active roster ... Sweeney's homer was the first allowed by Neshek in his last 40 innings ... Former Cubs starter and 1984 NL Cy Young award winner Rick Sutcliffe led the seventh-inning stretch festivities ... Russell's outing was his worst since giving up six earned runs, against the Cardinals, on July 21, 2012.

07/26 22:38:46 ET

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CHA 100
ORL 105
 
1st
DUKE 25
TEMPL 17
 
Final
CHA 100
ORL 105
 
Final
PHI 96
PHO 122
 
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ATL 99
DET 89
 
Final
TOR 124
MIL 83
 
4th
MEM 111
BOS 96
 
4th
OKC 83
BRK 90
 
4th
WAS 86
CLE 75
 
4th
MIN 80
SAN 112
 
3rd
DAL 93
LAL 73
 
Half
DEN 59
NOP 49
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
UTA
1:00pm Today
BUF 0
KSU 0
3rd
RICE 17
UTEP 3
 
2nd
SDST 10
AFA 0
 
1st
UTST 7
SJST 0
 
Final
COC 50
TEXAM 59
Final
DREX 70
USC 72
Final
GWEBB 72
CLEM 70
Final
MIAMI 79
AKR 51
Final
UCONN 75
DAY 64
Final
NEV 60
SHU 68
Final
LONG 81
UNCG 79
Final
ARKPB 46
VALPO 59
 
Final
WVU 70
BC 66
Final
TOWS 58
CCST 49
 
Final
YALE 70
ILLCH 58
 
Final
IOWA 63
SYR 66
 
Final
HAMP 82
ALCOR 69
 
Final
ODU 70
LSU 61
Final
KENT 89
BU 65
 
Final
SCAR 63
CHAR 65
 
Final
UVA 59
GWU 42
Final
WCU 72
HIWASSEE 53
 
Final
GT 78
MAST 69
 
Final
RIDE 78
LEH 74
 
Final
MSU 87
LOYC 52
 
Final
CMICH 76
MAINE 48
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
MNTST 0
 
Final
BAY 60
PVU 45
 
Final
HOF 66
USB 65
 
Final
OREG 78
TOL 68
 
Final
UGA 82
TROY 60
 
Final
STAN 89
UNLV 60
 
Final
FAIR 36
WOFF 54
 
Final
EMICH 71
YOUNG 62
 
Final
MON 73
COOK 50
 
Final
FIU 74
FLMEM 48
 
Final
KSU 74
SILL 51
 
Final
CAL 55
TEX 71
 
Final
GMAS 58
NMU 69
 
Final
ILL 107
PEAY 66
 
Final
ARK 99
DELST 71
 
Final
MCNST 85
JCHR 70
 
Final
NDST 68
KNST 55
 
Final
OKST 82
UWMIL 68
 
Final
LATU 73
MORE 64
 
Final
SDKST 74
NDAK 72
 
Final
XAV 81
STEPH 63
 
1st OT
UF 53
LAMON 54
 
2nd
WAKE 58
IONA 68
 
2nd
GRCN 38
FAM 22
 
2nd
COLST 46
UGST 45
 
2nd
WASU 35
IDST 31
 
Half
WEBER 28
ILLST 44
 
Half
AUB 45
LALAF 38
 
Half
LOU 41
MARS 27
 
Half
ORST 18
ORU 20
 
Half
SD 33
SHSU 30
 
Half
UTAH 48
UCR 21
 
1st
DUKE 25
TEMPL 17
 
1st
CORN 29
PSU 18
 
1st
CPSL 2
DEL 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
WASH
 
10:30pm Tonight
LBSU
KYST
10:35pm Tonight
AMER
PBY
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
PITT
Final
CLB 3
BOS 4
 
Final
PIT 4
NYI 5
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
NYR 0
 
1st Intermission
EDM 0
NJD 0