A big 6-run first inning gave the Cubs a lead that they never looked back.
The Cubs were led on offense by Solar who homered in the fifth and had 3 RBI’s. The Cubs also got RBI’s from Ross, Hammel, Federowicz, Szczur, Fowler, and Bryant. The Cardinals got one run in the eighth and 2 in the ninth. The Cardinals were led on offense by Moss, Tejada, and Grichuk, who each had an RBI.
Jason Hammel got the win pitching 7 and a third innings giving up one run on four hits. Hammel also struck out 4 but walked 3. Michael Wacha got the loss moving him to 2-5 on the season. Wacha pitched 4 innings giving up 8 runs on 8 hits. Wacha also struck out 4 and walked 4.
The Cubs and Cardinals wrap up their three game series today with first pitch at 12:35, coverage starts at 11:50 on 98.9 The Game.