Cubs bash 6 homers, push Cardinals to brink of NLDS elimination

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The Chicago Cubs muscled up in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Cardinals, hitting six home runs en route to an 8-6 win on Monday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. MIchael Wacha started for the Cardinals and surrendered three of those home runs in four plus innings pitched. Relievers Kevin Siegrist, Adam Wainwright and Jonathan Broxton gave up one home run each. The six home runs in one playoff game is a new Major League Baseball record.

The Cardinals did get to Cubs ace pitcher Jake Arrieta, a Farmington, MO native. The Redbirds scored four runs in the five and two thirds innings Arrieta pitched. Jason Heyward had the big hit off Arrieta, a two run homer. Stephen Piscotty added a ninth inning home run to make the score 8-6.

The win gives Chicago  a 2-1 series lead with the chance to clinch Tuesday afternoon. Game time is 3:37 PM. John Lackey the Game One winning pitcher, will throw for the Cardinals on three day's rest as the Cardinals hope to stave off elimination and bring the series back to St. Louis for a deciding fifth game on Thursday.

Fox 2 Sports reporter Charlie Marlow is with the Cardinals in Chicago and has the Game 3 post game wrap.

 

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