Cardinals Top Cubs

Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig had three hits each to lead the Cardinals over the Cubs 8-4 at Busch Stadium. David Freese and Jon Jay each drove in a pair of runs as the Cards broke open a close game with a single run in the seventh inning and two in the eighth. Randy Choate got the win while Edward Mujica earned his 31st save of the season. The Cardinals avoided a three-game series sweep and snapped a four-game losing streak.