In the 11th inning, Chicago's David DeJesus singled off Cards pitched Joe Kelly to score Wellington Castillo with the winning run. Cardinals closer Jason Motte was not available for today's game. He had pitched 11 of the past 13 days. So Salas was given the opportunity today, but failed. The loss also tightened up the NL Wild Card race. Both the Brewers and Dodgers won their games, so the Cardinals lead is just one and a half game on Milwaukee and two games on Los Angeles.
Fox 2 Sports Reporter was in Chicago for Chris Carpenter's return to the mound and filed this report at the Cardinals 5-4 loss.