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Carpenter Drives in Four, Cards Win 8th Straight, 7-4 over Cubs

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Matt Carpenter drove in four runs as the Cardinals won their eighth straight game 7-4 over the Cubs on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. Trailing 4-1 in the fifth inning, Carpenter hit his fifth home run of the season, a three run ride that tied the game at 4-4. Mark Reynolds delivered the go ahead hit with a pinch-hit double to score Yadier Molina. Carpenter followed with a sac fly to make it 6-4.  Kolten Wong’s infield single brought in the seventh run in the 7th inning.

Tyler Lyons started on the mound for the Cardinals. He lasted four and a third innings, allowing three runs. Rookie Mitch Harris got the win in relief. It’s his first win in the Major Leagues. Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless 9th innng for his ninth save of the year.

The Cardinals season record is now 20-6, continuing their greatest start of a season in franchise history.

 

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