DeJong, Molina lead Cardinals to a 5-2 win over Cubs

Paul DeJong had three hits and three RBIs, Yadier Molina also had three hits and drove in a run, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Friday night before a season-high crowd of 47,169 at Busch Stadium.

Posted: Jul 27, 2018 11:31 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul DeJong had three hits and three RBIs, Yadier Molina also had three hits and drove in a run, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Friday night before a season-high crowd of 47,169 at Busch Stadium.

DeJong’s RBI triple, just the sixth for the Cardinals this season, tied the game at 1 in the third and Jose Martinez followed with an RBI single to give St. Louis the lead.

DeJong added a two-run single in the fourth. Molina scored twice.

Cardinals starter Luke Weaver (6-9) gave up two runs in six innings. He had allowed 13 earned runs in 12 innings in three previous starts against the Cubs this season.

Mike Mayers and Jordan Hicks pitched perfect innings of relief before Bud Norris earned his 20th save in 23 chances as the Cardinals improved to 8-6 against the Cubs this season.

Cubs starter Mike Montgomery (3-4) gave up five runs and 12 hits in five innings. He has just one quality start in his last six outings.

Anthony Rizzo’s 427-foot homer gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the third. Javier Baez added another solo blast, reaching the 20-homer mark for the second consecutive season, in the sixth.

CARDINAL MILESTONES

Molina played in his 1,820th game, tying him with Enos Slaughter for fourth on the Cardinals’ career list. Tommy Pham collected his 300th career hit in the fifth.

ROSTER MOVES

The Cubs acquired LHP Cole Hamels from Texas for RHP Eddie Butler, minor league RHP Rollie Lacey and a player to be named. Chicago also recalled RHP Alec Mills from Triple-A Iowa.

The Cardinals traded RHP Sam Tuivailala to Seattle for minor league RHP Seth Elledge. St. Louis also recalled Weaver from Single-A Peoria, LHP Tyler Webb, RHP Daniel Poncedeleon and purchased RHP Dakota Hudson from Triple-A Memphis, while designating LHP Tyler Lyons and RHP Greg Holland for assignment.

TRAINING ROOM

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (right triceps tendinitis) threw a bullpen session.

Cardinals: LHP Brett Cecil (right foot inflammation) was placed on the 10-day disabled list and RHP Carlos Martinez (right oblique strain) threw a bullpen.

UP NEXT

The Cubs send lefty Jose Quintana (9-6, 3.87 ERA) against the Cardinals and right-hander Miles Mikolas (10-3, 2.82 ERA) in the second game of a three-game series. Quintana is 4-2 with a 2.77 ERA in seven career starts against St. Louis. Mikolas has allowed three runs or less in his last six starts.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 33558

Reported Deaths: 2110
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9616571
Lake3538185
Cass15897
Allen145168
St. Joseph124834
Elkhart116328
Hendricks116171
Hamilton115693
Johnson1093108
Madison58559
Porter51627
Bartholomew50034
Clark49241
LaPorte42423
Howard39526
Tippecanoe3903
Jackson3791
Delaware37736
Shelby36822
Hancock32728
Floyd31839
Boone30935
Morgan27824
Vanderburgh2652
Montgomery23517
White2318
Decatur22431
Clinton2231
Noble21121
Grant20621
Harrison19221
Dubois1923
Henry16910
Greene16824
Monroe16612
Warrick16628
Dearborn16621
Vigo1648
Lawrence15423
Miami1411
Putnam1367
Jennings1304
Orange12522
Scott1193
Kosciusko1111
Franklin1098
Ripley1086
Carroll922
Marshall901
Daviess8516
Steuben812
Newton7710
Wayne776
Fayette767
Wabash762
LaGrange712
Jasper651
Washington521
Jay500
Fulton481
Clay471
Rush462
Randolph463
Pulaski460
Jefferson431
Whitley393
Starke363
Sullivan341
Owen341
Brown331
DeKalb331
Perry310
Benton300
Knox290
Wells280
Huntington272
Tipton251
Crawford240
Blackford242
Fountain202
Switzerland200
Spencer191
Parke170
Posey160
Gibson142
Adams131
Ohio130
Warren121
Martin110
Vermillion100
Union80
Pike60
Unassigned0164
West Lafayette
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 62°
Kokomo
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 59°
Rensselaer
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 55°
Fowler
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Williamsport
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 56°
Crawfordsville
Broken Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 55°
Frankfort
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 61°
Delphi
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 58°
Monticello
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 58°
Logansport
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 57°
Cooler, less humid weather ahead by the weekend.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events