It was about to become a real disaster for the Cardinals this weekend. After dropping the first two games at Chicago, the Cardinals were tied going into the ninth inning on Sunday. Yadier Molina singled up the middle scoring two runs with two outs as the Cardinals held on for a 5-4 win to get back to .500. Molina delivered the big hit after a rare fielding miscue allowed the Cubs to tie the game.
The Cardinals held the Cubs to five hits, but one of those was a triple by Luis Valbuena in the seventh. He scored on a wild pitch with two outs after Molina didn’t close his legs in time and the pitch from Carlos Martinez scooted past him. St. Louis actually spotted Lance Lynn a 3-0 lead before the Cubs rallied.
With two outs in the second inning Randal Grichuk hit a triple into the right-center field gap scoring Jhonny Peralta for a 1-0 lead. Mark Ellis, who went 3-for-4, followed with a double to left-center to make it 2-0. In the third, Matt Adams doubled home Matt Holiday.
Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel singled in two runs with two outs in fourth to pull to within a run.