7/23 Extra bases
Geovany Soto has homered in three consecutive games for the first time in his career after hitting No. 14 of the season on Friday. He’s batting .368 this month.
Other notes from the 5-0 win over the Cardinals:
* Starlin Castro is batting .463 with six runs, six doubles, a triple and six RBIs in his last 10 games. Castro has hit safely in 20 of his last 23 games.
* Derrek Lee is batting .423 (11-for-26) in his last six games. Aramis Ramirez is batting .368 this month with nine homers and 24 RBIs.
* After losing 10 straight series openers, the Cubs now have won three of the last five.
— Carrie Muskat