The Chicago Cubs scored one in the eighth and one in the ninth secure a 6-4 win over the rival St. Louis Cardinals on Monday at Busch Stadium. Chicago improves to 15-20 on the season. The loss is the fourth straight for the Cardinals, who fall to 20-15 in defeat.
First baseman Byran LaHair continues to have a magical season for the Cubs. LaHair went 3-for-4 and hit his ninth home run of the season in the fifth inning off Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook. David DeJesus, Starlin Castro, Ian Stewart and Geovani Soto each had two hits for the North Siders.
Starter Ryan Dempster is still seeking his first win of the season after what what might have been his worst outing of the year. Dempster allowed four runs and nine hits while striking out five after six innings on Monday.
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