The Chicago Cubs (15-21) got another solid start from fifth-starter LHP Paul Maholm, but the St. Louis Cardinals (21-15) slowly nicked away at the Chicago bullpen, coming away with a walk-off 7-6 win.
Maholm left the game after 6.0 innings and allowed 4 ER while striking 5, walking 3 and surrendering 1 HR. He kept the Cardinals hitters off balance, coaxing 8 ground outs, and handed the Cubs bullpen a 6-4 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th inning.
Unfortunately, RP Kerry Wood (BS, 2), RP James Russell and RP Rafael Dolis (L, 2-3) each allowed a run, culminating in a walk-off ground ball single off the bat of C Yadier Molina in the bottom of the 9th.
The Cubs offense showed signs of life, though, scoring 6 runs for the second-straight game. Both 1B Bryan LaHair (10) and LF Alfonso Soriano (1) homered, but they ultimately could not out-score the league's top offense.
|Final - 5.15.2012||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|St. Louis Cardinals||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||1||7||12||0|
|WP: Jason Motte (2 - 1)
LP: Rafael Dolis (2 - 3)
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