The Chicago Cubs have not swept the St. Lohis Cardinals since April 7-9, 2006. Yadier Molina had other plans. Jason Hammel faced off against Lance Lynn on Sunday Night Baseball from Wrigley Field, as the Cardinals were able to prevail in game three of this three game set.
The Cubs had to rally to get back into the game. Down 3-0 after three innings, Jason Hammel helped his own cause in the fourth with a two run single, scoring Ryan Kalish and John Baker. Four innings later, in the seventh, the Cubs continued their comeback, as Luis Valbuena scored on Carlos Martinez's wild pitch. But then Yadier Molina singled in the top of the ninth, scoring Randal Grichuk and Mark Ellis, and lifting the Cardinals to a 5-3 lead. Trevor Rosenthal shut the door, but not after the Cubs scored once more.
Mark Ellis had three hits for the Cardinals. Lance Lynn pitched six innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He struck out five and walked four. Luis Valbuena led the Cubs with two hits. Jason Hammel drove in two runs, and pitched six innings of three run ball. He allowed seven hits, struck out five, and walked two.
Cardinals 5, Cubs 4