Cubs Vs. Cardinals Final Score: St. Louis Wins 10-3

The Chicago Cubs lost 10-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in the final match-up of a three-game series between the two teams at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals got the lead early off Cubs starter Paul Maholm before tacking on some extra runs against the Chicago bullpen.

After the Cardinals took a 6-0 lead through three innings, the Cubs responded with a pair of runs to cut the lead down to four. Matt Carpenter, playing first base in place of Lance Berkman, made sure things didn't get any closer though. In the fifth inning, Carpenter hit a two-run homer to put St. Louis up 8-2, and a two-run triple in the seven inning gave the Cardinals their final two runs.

Overall, it was a huge day for Carpenter in particular, as the first baseman went 4-for-4 with a triple, a home run and 5 RBI. Yadier Molina also had a big day, going 2-for-3 with a homer, three runs scored, three RBI and a walk. Reed Johnson was the only Cub to get on base more than once, smacking a pair of hits and scoring twice.

For more on this series, stay with SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Cubs, visit Bleed Cubbie Blue, and for more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, head over to Baseball Nation.

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