For the second straight night, the Chicago Cubs scored a walk off win over the Cardinals, winning 3-2 in ten innings on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Alfonso Soriano singled to center field to score Tony Campana with the winning run.
The game was filled with bad calls that resulted in Cardinals manager Mike Matheny being ejected for the first time in his managerial career. In the first inning, the Cubs David DeJesus scored on Starlin Castro’s sacrifice fly. But replays showed DeJesus never touched home plate. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Matheny both argued the call. In the tenth inning, Molina had thrown out Campana trying to steal second base, but the umpire called Campana safe while replays clearly showed Tyler Greene tagging Campana before he got to second base. Matheny was ejected arguing this call.
Adam Wainwright who had struggled in his first three starts of the season pitched well. Wainwright went six innings allowing just the one disputed run while striking out seven Cub hitters. Matt Holliday had given the Cards a 2-1 lead with a two run home run in the eighth inning. It was Holliday’s fourth homer of the season.
The Cardinals will try to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Cubs when they finish out the series on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago.