6/17 Cardinals 5, Cubs 2
Travis Wood could only do so much. Once again, the Cubs wasted a solid outing by one of their starting pitchers as Yadier Molina hit a two-run double to lead the Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over Wood.
Shelby Miller picked up the victory in his first start against the Cubs, although he had to leave after five innings because of cramping in his right leg. He lasted long enough for the win in the game, which was started 1 hour 59 minutes late because of rain.
Wood notched his 13th quality start in 14 outings of the season, and did so against the team with the best record in baseball.
The lefty retired the first seven batters he faced before Pete Kozma doubled with one out in the third. Kozma was stranded, but the Cardinals came through in the fourth. Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday both singled to open the fourth, and Beltran moved up on Allen Craig’s fly ball out. Molina drove both runners in with a double into the gap in right center.
The Cardinals added a run on an error by Anthony Rizzo in the seventh. Nate Schierholtz hit a RBI single in the eighth for Chicago, and Darwin Barney hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth.