Cards come back from five down to beat Cubs, 10-9

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Down 5-0 after one half inning, the Cardinals rallied back to beat the Cubs 10-9 on Monday night at Busch Stadium. It’s the Redbirds seventh straight win. Their overall record is 19-6, that’s the best 25 game start in team history!

Mark Reynolds started the rally in the bottom of the first inning with a grand slam home run. Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez struggled, giving up six runs in three and two-thirds innings.The Cubs went up 8-4, before the Cardinals came back again, with two runs in the sixth inning and four more in the seventh inning. Tony Cruz supplied the go ahead hit with a two run double to give the Cards a 10-8 lead. Seth Maness surrendered a home run  in the ninth but held on to get the save. Normal closer Trevor Rosenthal had thrown in three straight games and didn’t pitch.