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2017 Schedule
47-50, 4th in NL Cent
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Cubs top Cardinals in late rally (1:05)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cardinals have lost 20 games in which they led by at least 2 runs at any point (most in MLB ... Phillies have 19). Last season, the Cardinals totaled 13 such losses.

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Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL Central race.

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Rizzo's go-ahead double scores Bryant from first (0:34)
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Ice Cube sings 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' at Wrigley (0:43)
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DeJong and Grichuk go back to back (0:44)
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Lester silences Cardinals' bats early (0:28)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cardinals' Adam Wainwright is starting at the Cubs today. Wainwright is 4-4 with a 7.68 ERA on the road this season, compared to 7-1 with a 3.19 ERA at home.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Just one of those things, Cubs starter Jake Arrieta says of his bullpen's struggles on Friday. His own outing was very crisp.

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St. Louis Cardinals: Top prospects report

Alex Reyes is ready to graduate to the majors, and the lower rungs of the organization boast plenty of prospects on the Cardinals' way.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Just one of those days, says Joe Maddon, who thought other than the poorly pitched eighth inning, his club played another solid game.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' torrid second-half start came to a grinding halt on Friday. In the eighth inning, to be exact. Three relievers combined to put the first 11 Cardinal hitters on in that inning as St. Louis rolled to an 11-4 win. The loss snaps Chicago's six-game winning streak and negates the possibility of the defending champs moving into a virtual tie with Milwaukee atop the NL Central. That would have been the case with a Cubs win and a Brewers loss in Philadelphia tonight.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Mercifully, the top of the eighth has come to an end. The first 11 Cardinal hitters reached base as St. Louis plated nine runs and now lead 11-3. Carl Edwards Jr. (three runs), Hector Rondon (four) and Justin Grimm (two) all contributed to the carnage. Six hits and six walks in the inning for the St. Louis. That was ugly.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' winning streak may have just blown up in the eighth inning. After Carl Edwards faces three hitters without recording an out, Hector Rondon does him one better -- four hitters faced, zero outs. The Cardinals have four runs, three hits and four walks in the inning. Justin Grimm is on to face Carson Kelly, who will be the third St. Louis batter of the inning to step to the plate with the bases loaded and no one out. It's 6-3 St. Louis.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Over his last seven outings, Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jur. had pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts. Today he faces three batters -- a Matt Carpenter double, and walks to Tommy Pham and Dexter Fowler -- and leaves the bases loaded with nobody out. Hector Rondon is on to face Jedd Gyorko. Cubs are clinging to a 3-2 lead.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' string of strong starts was continued today by Jake Arrieta. In six innings, he allowed two runs and five hits with six strikeouts and zero walks. This marks just the third start without a walk for Arrieta going back to the beginning of last season.

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Cardinals activate Grichuk, Duke from DL

The sliding Cardinals made a flurry of moves before the start of a key series against the Cubs, activating outfielder Randal Grichuk and reliever Zach Duke from the disabled list on Friday and recalling catching prospect Carson Kelly from Triple-A.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward is batting leadoff for the Cubs for the first time all season. That last time he started off in the top spot was June 25 of last season. Before the game, Chicago manager Joe Maddon said that Kris Bryant's absence played into his decision to bat Heyward first.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs break on top of the Cardinals early thanks to Willson Contrera's two-run shot into the left-field bleachers off of Carlos Martinez in the first. Martinez is slumping. His 16 homers allowed this year are a career high and he's allowed 14 earned runs in 18 innings so far in July, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Cardinals, losing their winning culture

Who is accountable for the Cardinals' culture? Bernie points out the team's organizational flaws and wonders why the Pirates are at a better advantage than the Cardinals.

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Who's the face of the Cardinals' franchise?

Where will the team be without Tommy Pham? Plus, Tim McCarver talks about Trevor Rosenthal's gaffe, Magneuris Sierra's future and the team's new face of the franchise.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs44019th
Batting Average.25418th
On Base Percentage.32713th
Slugging Percentage.42018th
Earned Run Average3.855th
Quality Starts543rd
WHIP1.299th
BAA.25111th

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