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Game Recap: Cards Lose to Cubs in Extras

The Bottom Line: Shelby Miller (10-9, 3.68) went just 4.1 innings on Tuesday night as he gave up three runs on a couple of home runs.  He surrendered five hits in addition to two walks.  He did, however, have eight strikeouts over his short outing.  The Cubs were in control of the game until the sixth inning when Jon Jay produced an RBI ground out, and Matt Holliday hit a two-run shot that put him at the 20th homer mark for the ninth consecutive year. The Cards, however, would fall to the Cubs in the bottom of the 10th, 4-3, as Pat Neshek received the loss.

 

Matt Holliday
Matt Holliday

 

Postseason Push: With the Pirates beating the Braves earlier on Tuesday night, the Cards only remain 1.5 ahead of the Bucs with four games to go.  Because of the newer playoff format of having a wild card single-elimination playoff game, it is crucial that the Cards win the division to avoid having to play in it.

 

What’s Next?: The Cards take on the Cubs in the final game of the series with John Lackey (3-2, 4.50) pitching against Jake Arrieta (9-5, 2.65).

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