Yadier Molina’s solo home run in the seventh and Rafael Furcal’s solo homer in the eighth off Randy Wells tied and then gave the Cardinals the lead and a 3-2 win over the Cubs. With Atlanta’s 3-0 loss to Washington, the Cardinals trail by just one game in the wild card.
The Cubs took a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh on Starlin Castro’s RBI single with two outs off starter Edwin Jackson, after Marlon Byrd led off the inning with a double. Jackson got a no-decision, but helped score the Cardinals only run with his sac fly in the fifth with the bases loaded.
Octavio Dotel got the win and Jason Motte picked up the save.