The Cubs got 7 runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 13-2 win against the Cardinals.
The Cubs got two runs in the first on Bryant and Russell RBI doubles. The Cubs added five runs in the second on a RBI double by Bryant, a Soler RBI single, and a Contreras three run home run to make it 7-0. The Cardinals got a run in the fifth on a Piscotty solo home run. The Cubs added two solo home runs in the sixth by Szczur and Soler to make it 9-1. The Cubs added 4 runs in the seventh thanks to two run home runs by Báez and Szczur to make it 13-1. The Cardinals added a solo home run by Gyrko in the eighth to make it 13-2.
Arrieta got the win improving to 14-5 on the season. Arrieta gave up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2 over 5 and 2/3 innings. Wainwright took the loss falling to 9-7 on the year. Wainwright gave up 7 runs on 6 hits while striking out 2 and walking 3 over 2 innings.
The Cubs and Cardinals continue their series today at 1:20. Coverage starts at 12:25 on 98.9 The Game.