Adam Wainwright struggled on Friday at Wrigley field allowing six runs in only five innings pitched and the Cardinals fell to the Cubs 6-5. Chicago got a favorable fair/foul call on a first inning double by Luis Valbuena that led to a two run inning for the Cubs. The Cardinals fought back in the third inning to tie the game on hits by Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta. But the Cubs hit Wainwright hard in their half of the third inning to build a 5-2 lead. Peralta got the Cards to withing one run at 6-5 with a two run home run in the eighth inning, but that’s as close as it would get.
Wainwright suffers the loss, his season record falls to 5-2. Travis Wood was the winning pitcher for the Cubs. The Cardinals are now 30 games into their 2014 season and stand at 15-15.