The Cardinals and Cubs split their four game series in St. Louis after Chicago took a 7-3 win at Busch Monday afternoon. The Cardinals never led, but inched close on three occasions. In the third inning, Tony Womack hit a sacrifice fly, which tied the game 1-1. With the score 3-1 Chicago in the sixth inning, Albert Pujols hit his eighth home run of the season to get the Cardinals to within a run. Jim Edmonds also went deep, hitting his sixth homer of the season in the eighth inning, to make it 5-3 Cubs. That’s as close as the Cardinals got the rest of the way. Derek Lee, Todd Walker and Sammy Sosa hit home runs for the Cubs, to help Greg Maddux get the 291st win of his career. Maddux scattered seven hits over seven innings and allowed two runs to improve to 2-2. Jason Marquis was saddled with the loss in an outing that lasted 6 and 1/3 innings. He gave up three runs off seven hits and two walks. The Cardinals are 13-13 and are two-and-a-half games out of first place in the National League Central.
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