Cardinals Vs. Cubs Final Score: St. Louis Wins, 6-3, To Maintain Wild Card Lead

Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig went 3 for 4 with a two-RBI double to lead St. Louis to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday. With the win, the Cardinals maintained a 2½-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for the final National League wild card spot.

Craig opened the scoring with his double in the top of the third, driving in Jon Jay and Matt Holliday. Shortstop Pete Kozma was 2 for 3 with his first-career home run and two RBIs. Kyle Lohse allowed three runs on five hits in six innings to pick up his 16th win. Lohse struck out five. Jason Motte gave up a hit in one inning to earn his 40th save.

Justin Germano took the loss for the Cubs, falling to 2-9 on the season. Germano allowed four runs on 10 hits. Left fielder Alfonso Soriano was 3 for 4 with a solo home run to lead the Chicago offense.

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