Cubs win! John Lackey took it to his former team, striking out 11 in 7 IP and adding an RBI single as the first place Cubs beat the Cards 5-0 in St. Louis.
Dexter "You Go, We Go" Fowler went 2-for-5 with a HR and Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Wood, Strop, and Cahill kept the shutout intact by combining to pitch scoreless 8th & 9th innings.
The Cubs bring the best record in MLB back to Busch Stadium Tuesday night for game two of the three-game set.
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NL Central Standings
Team W L PCT GB
Cubs 10 3 .769 --
Pirates 7 6 .538 3.0
Cards 7 6 .538 3.0