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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Carpenter drove in three runs to lead 
the St. Louis Cardinals in a 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs to wrap up a three- 
game set. 

Kolten  Wong,  Jhonny Peralta  and Peter  Bourjos all  drove in  a run for the 
Cardinals,  who  took the  final  two  games of  the  set  after dropping  the 
opener in 11 innings. 

"We had the opportunity to win this series today and we were able to take care 
of business," said Carpenter. "Now we're on the road for a while so we'll try 
to keep it going." 

Michael  Wacha  (2-0) gave up  three runs  on five hits  with a walk and eight 
strikeouts over  6 1/3 innings to win his second straight start. 

Anthony  Rizzo hit a two-run home run and Welington Castillo and Mike Olt each 
drove  in  a run for the Cubs, who have lost  three of their last four. Edwin 
Jackson  (0-1) gave up  four runs on eight hits over six innings for his first 
loss in three starts this season. 

"I  was just trying to be aggressive out there," said Jackson. "They're a good 
hitting  team and if  you don't put guys away when you have the chance they're 
going to make you pay." 

Rizzo  clubbed  his second  home run  of the  season in  the first inning with 
Justin Ruggiano on base to give the Cubs a quick 2-0 lead. 

The  Cardinals  went on  top in the  second inning as  Carpenter hit a two-run 
single,  stole  second, then came home  on Wong's base  hit to right for a 3-2 

Following  a  46-minute rain delay that  interrupted play in the third inning, 
the Cubs tied the game in the fourth on Castillo's RBI single. 

St.  Louis, though, went on top for good in the fourth as Bourjos led off with 
a triple and later scored on Carpenter's sac fly for a 4-3 advantage. 

The  score stayed that way until the eighth inning when Peralta doubled home a 
run  and Bourjos reached base on a fielder's choice, plating Allen Craig for a 
6-3 lead. 

Junior  Lake tripled  with one out off  Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth, and Olt 
followed  with a  base hit to bring  the tying run to the plate. After hitting 
Castillo  with a  pitch Rosenthal retired the  next two batters to pick up his 
fourth save of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Cards travel to Milwaukee where they will start a three-game set on Monday 
...  The Cubs play  a two-game set in New York against the Yankees starting on 
Tuesday  ... Jackson fell to 2-7 in 13 games (12 starts) against the Cardinals 
... Wacha earned his first decision against the Cubs in three appearances. 

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