The Cardinals struck first in the top 1st when with Matt Carpenter on first, Carlos Beltran hit a ball to the right field corner for a triple to make the score 1-0. Then Allen Craig got his only hit of the game hitting a single to center field to make it 2-0 Cardinals. The Cubs answered in the bottom of the 3rd inning when Alfonso Soriano singled to center to bring home Luis Valbuena making the score 2-1. The Cardinals were able to extend the lead when Matt Carpenter hit a double to score pitch hitter Rob Johnson. The Cubs were able to cut the lead to 1 when Starlin Castro hit a home run to deep left center but the Cubs were not able to put up anymore runs.
Carlos Beltran and Matt Carpenter accounted for 5 of the Cardinals 7 hits and Matt Carpenter had a fantastic day defensively at second base.
The Cardinals play the Cubs tomorrow night as Lance Lynn will be the starter for the Cardinals.