Jason Hammel’s two out single with the bases loaded in the fourth scored two runs as the Cubs pitcher helped his own cause on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. Chicago won their second game of the series with a 2-1 win over the Cardinals.
Hammel allowed one run on five hits while striking out six in six innings. The Cubs bullpen gave up two hits and three walks, but the Cardinals couldn’t take advantage over the final three innings.
Jaime Garcia struggled with control, lasting just five innings. He threw 98 pitches and walked four while allowing four hits and seven strikeouts.
Yadier Molina drove in the only Cardinals run when he tripled to left center scoring Randal Grichuk who singled. The Cardinals had two runners on, but Matt Adams was thrown out at third on an attempted steal.
The Cardinals had a chance to tie the game in the fourth. Matt Holliday led off the inning with a single and went to third on Adams’ double. After Grichuk popped out. Molina’s fly ball was gathered in right by Jason Heyward who gunned down Holliday at the plate.