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Rafael Furcal clubbed a go-ahead, solo home run in the eighth inning to lead the Cardinals in a 3-2 win over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon. Yadier Molina also smacked a solo shot for St. Louis, which climbed to within one game of the Atlanta Braves for the NL Wild Card lead. Octavio Dotel was credited with the win and Jason Motte worked a flawless ninth to nail down his ninth save. Geovany Soto and Starlin Castro both plated a run for Chicago. Randy Wells gave all three runs in a complete-game effort to suffer the tough-luck loss for the Cubs, who dropped two-of-three at Busch Stadium. The Northsiders head to Petco Park for a season-ending three-game series against the San Diego Padres starting this evening. Casey Coleman will be on the bump opposite Mat Latos in the opener.

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