CARDINALS 4, CUBS 3
Stephen Piscotty hit reliever Fernando Rodney’s first pitch into the right-center gap in the eighth inning Wednesday, driving in the tying and go-ahead runs as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the Chicago Cubs and salvaged a victory in the three-game series. Jonathan Broxton, the Cardinals’ fourth pitcher, was the winner. Trevor Rosenthal posted his 43rd save. Clayton Richard took the loss.
BY THE NUMBERS
Matt Carpenter was 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and one RBI. ... The Cardinals had just five hits. ... Cardinals relievers Seth Maness, Kevin Siegrist, Broxton and Rosenthal combined to pitch four shutout innings, surrendering just one hit and striking out six .... The Cubs struck out 14 times, including four by Kyle Schwarber. ... Carlos Martinez allowed three runs (earned) on 10 hits in five innings, with one walk and eight strikeouts . ... The Cubs’ Jon Lester worked seven innings, giving one run on two hits, with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Jaime Garcia (8-4, 1.89 ERA) vs. John Lamb (0-3, 6.11 ERA), 6:10 p.m. Thursday in the opener of a four-game series in Cincinnati.