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St.  Louis, MO  (SportsNetwork.com) - Greg Garcia  was hit by a pitch with the 
bases loaded in the 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Chicago 
Cubs, 4-3, in the second matchup of a four-game set. 

Justin  Grimm (1-2) entered  to pitch the 12th and allowed a leadoff single to 
Jhonny  Peralta,  then walked  Allen Craig  and Yadier Molina  with one out to 
load the bases. 

Garcia  stepped  in as a pinch  hitter and was hit  in the elbow on the fourth 
pitch of the at-bat to give the rookie his first career RBI. 

"We  had some big hits," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. "Right now we're 
focused on a win that aren't easy to come by nowadays." 

Seth  Maness (1-2) earned the win for pitching a scoreless 12th inning for the 
Cardinals, who have won two of three. 

Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright was charged with two runs on seven hits with 
four strikeouts over six innings. 

Peralta, Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter each drove in a run for St. Louis. 

Luis Valbuena homered and drove in two for the Cubs, who scored a Major League 
season-high 17 runs on Monday night in the series opener. 

Chicago  starter Jake  Arrieta was pulled after four innings, allowing one run 
on  four hits  with  five  strikeouts. The  right-hander  walked five  batters 
and threw 82 pitches. 

"I  feel bad for having the bullpen have to come in the game too early there," 
said  Arrieta,  who was  fresh off a  stint on the  disabled list. "There's no 
reason  they  need to be  in the  game before the  sixth or seventh inning, at 
least." 

Valbuena  opened the  scoring in the third  with a two-run shot to right field 
that plated Arrieta. 

Adams  cut  the deficit in half  with an RBI single  in the home half, and St. 
Louis moved in front with a two-run sixth. 

Peter  Bourjos  reached on a  bunt single  and moved over  to second on a Mark 
Ellis  groundout. As Jon Jay walked, Bourjos stole third to put runners at the 
corners  with  one out. Carpenter then  reached on a throwing error by Starlin 
Castro  that  could have possibly been  an inning-ending double play ball, and 
the Cards tied the game at 2-2. 

Peralta  followed with a single to left that plated Jay to help the hosts to a 
3-2 edge. 

Matt Holliday and Craig each grounded out to end the frame. 

Chicago  tied  it up  in the  ninth with  a clutch  two-out single from Emilio 
Bonifacio  off  Trevor Rosenthal. Junior Lake  singled with one out and Darwin 
Barney followed with a walk. 

Following  a strikeout  by Chris Coghlan, Bonifacio looped a single into right 
that plated Lake. Valbuena popped out in foul territory to end the inning. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Cubs outhit  St. Louis,  10-9  ... Chicago  was 1-for-8  with runners  in 
scoring  position and  left 10 men on base... The Cardinals were 3-for-11 with 
RISP and left 13 men on base.

 
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