Cubs stop 6-game slide with 3-2 win over Cardinals

The Cubs tied the game in the sixth after Piscotty's misplay.

A grinning Rizzo said Fowler also asked if the fireworks were in honor of his return to Chicago.

Dexter Fowler homered for the Cardinals to start the game. That was given a warmer response from the Wrigley Field crowd than most opposing player homers, but a fan threw the ball back on the field all the same. Lynn surrendered an RBI ground out to Alexi Amarista in the second inning to put the Cardinals behind 1-0, but it was a three-run homer yielded to Gerardo Parra in the fourth inning which truly put them behind the eight-ball.

Lynn was charged with two runs on four hits.

"It doesn't matter if it was versus the Cardinals or versus a college team, we needed to win no matter what", Rizzo said. "She was totally surprised, so that's what I wanted".

The Cubs cut the deficit to 2-1 on Kris Bryant's third-inning homer with two out.

BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 5: Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Francisco Liriano won in his return from the disabled list and Toronto beat NY at Toronto.

Lynn departed after consecutive one-out walks, and Heyward followed with a towering fly ball to right against Tyler Lyons. "Just pitch count was a little high than what we've been watching, and deeper counts".

St. Louis got another run in the second on Sierra's one-out single, but that was the Cardinals' last hit against Lackey. 3B Jedd Gyorko was placed on paternity leave on Thursday as his wife gave birth this week to their third child, a girl named Brooklyn Ellee.

The 21-year-old Sierra made his major league debut last month and hit.367 (11 for 30) in seven games before he was sent down when infielder Jhonny Peralta was activated from the disabled list.

"You could see how we feel about him, even though he's wearing the wrong uniform, we feel that way", Maddon said. "He understands what he brings to the table and has a great chance to build on that".

St. Louis are 9-2 in their last 11 Saturday games and St. Louis are 11-4 in their last 15 road games while the under is 12-3 in Leake's last 15 on grass.

  • Julie Sanders