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Cubs Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Bullpen Allows 3 Runs As St. Louis Walks Off, 7-6

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
Chicago Cubs 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 10 0
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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