CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Lohse and the St. Louis Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games, holding their lead in the NL wild-card race with a 6-3 win Sunday over the Chicago Cubs.

The Cardinals stayed 2½ games ahead of Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot.

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Lohse (16-3) made his team-leading 32nd start, giving up three runs and five hits in six innings.

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Jason Motte earned his sixth save in the Cardinals’ last seven games, and now has 40 saves this season.

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