Cards score 4 in 10th to beat Cubs 7-3, split doubleheader

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinals rookie Brendan Donovan hit a two-run double in the 10th inning and St. Louis overcame a baserunning mistake to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 and split a doubleheader Saturday.

Ian Happ had two doubles for the Cubs, who gained the primary sport 6-1.

Donovan doubled after Michael Rucker (0-1) walked Nolan Arenado. Harrison Bader adopted with an RBI single, and one other run scored on a double play throughout a four-run 10th.

A Cardinals mistake saved them from taking the lead in the ninth. Edmundo Sosa missed third base trying to score from second on Nolan Gorman’s single off David Robertson. Sosa had to return to third, and Paul Goldschmidt grounded out to finish the risk.

Donovan had three hits and Sosa added two in the nightcap for the Cardinals, who’ve gained 11 of 16.

Jason Heyward doubled with two outs in the 10th off Cardinals nearer Giovanny Gallegos (1-2) however was stranded when Nick Madrigal struck out.

Happ doubled with two outs off Gallegos in the underside of the ninth. Gallegos deliberately walked Frank Schwindel earlier than putting out Patrick Wisdom to ship the sport to extras.

Happ doubled with two outs in the underside of the ninth. Gallegos deliberately walked Frank Schwindel earlier than putting out Patrick Wisdom to ship the sport to extras.

St. Louis loaded the bases in the seventh with three walks by Mychal Givens, however Robertson took over and struck out Goldschmidt.

Right-hander Caleb Kilian allowed three runs and three hits in 5 innings for the Cubs in his main league debut. The right-hander — who was acquired final season in the commerce that despatched former MVP Kris Bryant to San Francisco — struck out six and walked two. He went 2-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 9 begins with Triple-A Iowa.

Kilian retired his first 9 batters earlier than strolling Tommy Edman and permitting a one-out single to Goldschmidt, who prolonged his on-base streak to 41 video games. Arenado walked to load the bases, and Edman scored on a wild pitch to tie it. Donovan doubled for a 3-1 lead.

Goldschmidt’s 25-game hitting streak was snapped in the primary sport. He went 0 for two with a strikeout, a groundout and two walks, and fell one sport wanting his career-best hitting streak.

Christopher Morel singled and Willson Contreras doubled to put the Cubs forward 1-0 in the nightcap. Morel has reached base in all 19 of his main league video games. He had a career-high three hits in the primary sport.

Rookie Andre Pallante allowed a run and 4 hits in 4 innings for the Cardinals in his first begin. He struck out two however walked 4.

The Cubs left the bases loaded in the fourth when Andrelton Simmons grounded right into a double play.

Matt Swarmer earned his first massive league win and Schwindel homered in the primary sport.

Swarmer (1-0) allowed two hits and an earned run in six innings, putting out six and strolling two. The right-hander made his first begin Monday, getting a no-decision whereas giving up an earned run in six innings in opposition to Milwaukee.

Swarmer is the primary Cub pitcher since Gene Lillard in 1939 to begin his massive league career by permitting one run or fewer in consecutive begins of no less than six innings.

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols performed in his 3,000th main league look after Corey Dickerson left the sport early with left calf discomfort. Pujols went 0 for 3 with a stroll.

The solely different energetic participant with no less than 2,500 main league appearances is Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Johan Oviedo (0-1) allowed three earned runs in 5 innings in his first begin this season. He dropped to 0-9 in his career as a starter.


Scott Effross escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh of the primary sport by fanning Edman with a known as strike.

Cardinals manger Oliver Marmol was ejected for the primary time in his career after arguing with plate umpire Bruce Dreckman. Marmol appeared to mimic the ejection movement towards Dreckman throughout a heated change.

(*4*) Marmol stated. “It’s a big part of that game. We weren’t happy with it, I expressed my thoughts on the field and we’ll move on.”


The Cardinals recalled RHP Jake Woodford from Triple-A Memphis because the twenty seventh man.

The Cubs optioned RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Iowa and designated LHP Conner Menez for project to make room for Kilian. RHP Anderson Espinoza was added because the twenty seventh man. He allowed two earned runs in 4 innings in his main league debut Monday in opposition to Milwaukee.


Cardinals: Dickerson didn’t play in the second sport. … RHP Jack Flaherty (proper shoulder) is anticipated to make a rehab begin Sunday with Double-A Springfield.


RHP Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.75 ERA) will begin for the Cardinals in opposition to LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 5.40) and the Cubs in Sunday’s collection finale.

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