Posted: May 25, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, sports, Sports Time Radio
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Wrapping up the series in St Louis, Jake Arrieta up against Carlos Martinez.  Jake seeking his 9th win of the season while Martinez is looking for his 5th.  

Kris Bryant is the only baserunner to reach by getting hit.  Jake the Great gives up a leadoff single to Kolten Wong who would be forced out on Aledymas Diaz’s ground ball to second base but he would reach second on Matt Holiday’s ground out.  With two outs, Jake gives up a single to Stephen Piscotty scoring Diaz for the first run of the game.  Matt Adams ends the inning on a pop out.  Cubs 0, Cards 1.  

The Cubs answer back with a leadoff single by Ben Zobrist.  Tommy La Stella walks.  Miguel Montero grounds into a force out with Ben to third.  Addison Russell with one out lines one to center for a single for the Cubs first run of the game.  Jake would strike out bringing up Fowler, who also lines an RBI single to center.  Jason Heyward would double bringing in two more runs.   Kris Bryant would single and Anthony Rizzo would walk to load the bases.   Ben Zobrist would send a ground ball to right field bringing in two more runs making it a 6-1 ballgame.  The Cardinals would strike back, sort of, with Randal Grichuk’s 7th home run of the year but that would be all.  Cubs are still up 6-2. 

The Cubs bats would be rather quiet in the third and the fourth. Arrieta would start the bottom of the fourth with a walk to Stephen Piscotty who would score on Matt Adams double to right.  Randall Grichuck would strike again but this time with a single to right bringing in another run.   After 4 innings, it’s a 6-4 game.  

Martinez would be the first one to be pulled from the game for Seung Hwan Oh who gives up back to back singles to Russell & Szczur.  Fowler and Heyward would get two outs but it would be Kris Bryant who drives them both in with his 10th home run of the season making it 9-4.  Adam Warren enters the bottom half giving up a single to Ruben Tejada.  He’d get two men out but Aledmys Diaz would reach on an error.  After a visit to the mound, Matt Holiday would send a line drive to center for his 7th home run of the year.  It’s now 9-7 Cubs.  

The Cubs would get two base runners in the 7th but no one score.  Travis Wood takes Warren’s spot giving a leadoff home run to Matt Adams prompting his removal for Justin Grimm who gets the next three batters out.  It’s a 9-8 ball game.   

That would be all the run scoring but not the end of the excitement at Busch Stadium.  At the end of it all the Cubs would take the series and start a new winning streak.  #GoCubsGo



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