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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings 
as  the  St. Louis Cardinals  grabbed a  1-0 win over  the Chicago Cubs in the 
finale of a three-game set. 

Wainwright  (13-5) gave  up five hits and three walks while striking out three 
for the Cardinals, who took the final two of this series. Matt Holliday's solo 
home run in the first proved to be the only run in the game. 

"They  hit some  balls hard  but  the guys  played some  great defense,"  said 
Wainwright.  "I  was able to  make some pitches  when I needed  to and I had a 
good, wide target behind the plate." 

Kyle  Hendricks  (1-1) allowed the  one run on  seven hits with two strikeouts 
over 6 1/3 innings for the Cubs, who have lost four of their last five games. 

"The  big picture is  that I think the way we're competing and holding our own 
on  a daily  basis shows  the mentality  of these  young men  is in  the right 
place," said Chicago manager Rick Renteria. 

Holliday's  home run  came with two outs  in the opening frame, as he ripped a 
2-1 fastball over the center field wall for his 10th of the season. 

Wainwright  gave  up a leadoff double  to Welington Castillo in the third, but 
set down the next three batters to keep the Cubs off the board. 

The  Cubs  had men at the  corners in the  fifth, but Hendricks struck out and 
Wainwright  benefited  from a  double  play  in the  sixth  to  keep the  game 
scoreless. 

Wainwright  stranded  another pair  of  runners  in  the second,  while  Kevin 
Siegrist pitched a 1-2-3 eighth. 

Trevor Rosenthal pitched around a two-out single in the ninth to earn his 32nd 
save of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

St. Louis starts a three-game series in San Diego on Tuesday ... Chicago hosts 
Colorado  for four games starting on Monday ... St. Louis has won seven of the 
12  games  against Chicago  this season  ... Chicago  stranded seven while St. 
Louis left five on base. 

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