The Cubs racked up 20 hits off of Cardinals' pitching, as they scored 17 runs. Junior Lake was the biggest supporter, going 3-for-6 with two runs and six runs batted in, hitting his fourth home run of the season. Mike Olt hit his eighth of the season in his two hit attack, as he drove in two runs to bring his average to .187. The Cardinals were supported by Yadier Molina, who had two hits in three trips and drove in a run.
On the mound, Tyler Lyons went four innings, allowing nine runs on nine hits, striking out two and walking one. He took his third loss of the season. Randy Choate gave up six runs in 0.2 innings of relief. Travis Wood went six innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits, striking out four and walking three.
The Cubs took an early lead in the first and second, totaling seven runs in those innings. They were powered behind a 367-foot home run from Olt in the first, scoring Starlin Castro. After the Cardinals made it as close as 9-5 in the fifth, the Cubs continued to pour it on. They scored two runs in the sixth and six runs in the ninth, to take the 17-5 lead for good.
Cubs 17, Cardinals 5