Cubs Down Cardinals 6-5; Sox Lose to Cleveland

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Published on May 3 2014 12:17 pm
Last Updated on May 3 2014 12:17 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Anthony Rizzo stroked a two-run single and a solo homer to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-5 in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.

Welington Castillo went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Chicago, which built an early 5-2 lead against Adam Wainwright.  Travis Wood pitched seven innings of three-run ball for his second win.  Hector Rondon worked the ninth for his second save.  

Wainwright allowed all six runs in five innings of work to fall to 5-2 with the loss.  Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI for St. Louis, which has lost three of its last four games.

Game time for Game 2 today is 12:05pm.  Sunday's game is the ESPN Game of the Week.

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Cleveland 12, White Sox 5