The Chicago Cubs (38-55) could not keep their shutout going against the St. Louis Cardinals (49-45), letting the Cards take the lead in a big way.
SP Matt Garza left the game with a cramp in his right triceps, but the Cubs bullpen self-destructed in the 7th inning with the game tied 0-0. This is how the 7th inning went:
- pop out
- intentional walk
- pop out
- strikeout, wild pitch, runner safe
All told, the Cubs allowed 12 runs -- the only runs of the game -- on 10 hits, 2 walks and 0 home runs. SP Jake Westbrook (W, 8-8) took the Cardinals' side of the shutout through the 7th inning, while recently acquired RP Justin Germano (L, 0-1) took the loss for the Cubs after allowing the first hit of the 7th before RP James Russell entered the game.
The Cubs offense, on the other side, mustered only 4 singles -- from their top four hitter -- and 3 walks.
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|St. Louis Cardinals||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||0||X||12||16||0|
|WP: Jake Westbrook (8 - 8)
LP: Justin Germano (0 - 1)
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