Felipe Lopez hit a two-out solo home run in the 11th inning to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win, avoiding a three-game sweep at the hands of the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. Albert Pujols also deposited a solo home run while Skip Schumaker went 4-for-4 and drove in a run. Brendan Ryan added two hits and an RBI as St. Louis halted a three-game skid. Ryan Franklin (5-1) hurled two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. Ryan Theriot and Marlon Byrd each had two hits and a run driven in for Chicago, which nonetheless claimed its first series win against a division foe since sweeping Milwaukee from April 23-25, a string of 10 series. The Cubs had ample opportunity to pull off a home sweep of their division rival for the first time since July 2006, but went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
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