Cardinals top Cubs for third straight win

Paul DeJong hit the tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning and Nolan Gorman and Lars Knutbaar also went deep. st louis cardinals beat the hosts and won the third game in a row chicago cubs Tuesday Night 6-4

Chicago’s Javier Assad (0-2) threw five scoreless innings of relief before De Jong drove a pitch well into the left-field bleachers to break a 4-4 tie. De Jong, Joe Antioch, Ill. He went to high school in the U.S., finishing 2-for-3 to raise his average to .350.

Andrew Nizner’s second double drive in another run in the ninth for St. Louis, which has an eight-game skid of three consecutive winning seasons. taking the first two of three games in Chicago, Cardinals Colorado has won a series for the first time since April 10-12

Dansby Swanson had a homer, two doubles and three RBI, while Christopher Morrell also had a season-opening homer. cubWho has dropped three straight and nine of 12. Chicago trapped the bases loaded without scoring twice and was on the wrong end of four double plays.

Each team scored one run in the first inning. gorman went deep cub Starter Jameson Tallon, and then Swanson doubled home Nick Madrigal in the Chicago half

St. Louis ended Taillon’s night in the third. Nootbaar hit a drive into the right-center-field bleachers, and Tallon later issued a bases-loaded walk to Brendan Donovan to end his outing. Tallon, making his second start since missing time due to a groin injury, was charged with allowing four runs on five hits and two walks through 2 2/3 innings. He struck out five and threw 69 pitches.

DeJong also drew a bases-loaded walk to Julian Meriweather in the third for a 4–1 St. Louis lead. however, Cardinals Starter Jack Flaherty allowed a Madrigal double, then Swanson barely put the ball into the right field bleacher basket in the third to make it 4–3.

Flaherty allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks, but he grounded out to Seiya Suzuki with the bases loaded to end his fifth and final inning. Andre Plante replaced Flaherty, and he started the sixth inning, hitting a tying homer off Morrell.

Chris Stratton (1-0) of St. Louis pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. Giovanni Gallegos toss a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save.

– Field Level Media