The Chicago Cubs trailed the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 heading into the ninth inning at Wrigley Field on Monday night, but a two RBI single by Joe Mather lifted Chicago to an improbable 3-2 come-from-behind victory. The win moves the Cubs to 5-12 on the season, while the NL Central-leading Cardinals fall to 11-6.
Chicago took the lead early when Alfonso Soriano scored Darwin Barney on a sacrifice fly to give Chicago a 1-0 lead. It would stand until the fourth, when Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina each drove-in runs to put St. Louis on top until Mather's heroics won it in the ninth.
Reliever Rafael Dolis, who pitched 1.2 scoreless innings for Chicago, picked up his first career win.
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