ST. LOUIS (AP) — Peter Bourjos scored the winning run from third on a throwing error by Mike Baxter in the 10th inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Bourjos began the inning with a double off Justin Grimm (1-2). Kolten Wong followed with a single off the second base bag and Matt Carpenter was walked to load the bases.READ MORE: COVID In Illinois: 3,193 New Cases, 17 Additional Deaths
Jhonny Peralta then hit a routine grounder to second base, where right fielder Baxter was positioned with the bases loaded and no one out to give the Cubs five infielders. He had plenty of time, but threw wildly to the plate.
Kevin Siegrist (2-0) got the win as St. Louis won its fourth in a row overall and seventh straight at home, where the Cardinals are a major-league best 27-7.
Chicago lost its third in a row after a four-game winning streak.
St. Louis rookie Greg Garcia tied the score 2-2 with a pinch-hit homer off Pedro Strop leading off the eighth. It was Garcia’s first major league homer and the Cardinals first pinch-hit homer of the season. Garcia is 3 for 4 as a pinch-hitter since being recalled from Triple-A Memphis on June 19.READ MORE: City Pausing Vaccination Program For Homebound Seniors, And Other Clinics That Rely On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Amid Federal Review Of Blood Clots
Chicago rookie Kris Bryant gave his team a 2-1 lead by driving in Dexter Fowler with a sacrifice fly to center in the seventh off starter John Lackey (6-5), who gave up two runs on eight hits in seven innings. Fowler stared the inning with double.
Chicago starter Jake Arrieta allowed just one run on three hits over seven innings.
Randal Grichuk gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead with a run-scoring triple in the second.
Chicago, which had scored just three runs over its previous three games, tied it in the fourth on an RBI single by Baxter, who helped Arrieta with a leap into the stands to snare a fly ball by Peralta leading off the sixth.MORE NEWS: CPS, CTU Still In Talks Over Teachers' COVID Safety Concerns
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