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John Lackey principal as Cardinals tops Cubs in NLDS Game 1

Published: May 10, 2011, 11:20 am

John Lackey principal as Cardinals tops Cubs in NLDS Game 1

Saint. LOUIS (AP) Kim Lackey outpitched old teammate Jon Lester, Allowing two hits in to the eighth inning, And rookies Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty each homered late due to the St. Louis Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with a 4 0 victory Friday night in the opener not to mention NL Division Series.

Watching a standing room only crowd of 47,830 the second biggest at 10 year old Busch Stadium thousands of Cubs faithful mixed into the red throng for the first postseason game between the two long time rivals.

Lackey developed the Cubs hitless for five innings, Getting aid from Kris Bryant’ double play ball by to end the fourth. Addison Russell ended the suspense with a solid single up the center to open the sixth and Kyle Schwarber’s bunt hit leading off the seventh was the only other hit allowed by Lackey in 7 1 3 innings.

Game 2 of the very best of five series is Saturday. The Cardinals seek out lefty Jaime Garcia(10 6), Who made 20 starts coming off risky thoracic surgical. Kyle Hendricks (8 7) Makes his postseason debut for the NL wild card players.

Matt Holliday had an RBI single to the first, Holding St. Louis a lead afterwards just three at bats. Pinch heading to, Pham homered off Lester with one out in the eighth to snap a string of 13 vertical outs for the lefty. Piscotty had a two run shot off Pedro Strop included in a very eighth.

The 36 years old Lackey outdid Lester, With whom he formed powerful combination 1 2 punch on the 2013 Red Sox, The team that knocked off the Cardinals in today’s world Series.

Lackey is 3 0 while on an 0.93 ERA in four starts against Chicago in total. Lester is considered to be 1 4, But bigger a 2.79 ERA in St. Louis.

Most notably their wild card victory at Pittsburgh, The Cubs had won nine repeatedly. They haven’t scored for the fifth inning of that 4 0 victory, Around the.

Lester, The Cubs’ big offseason free agent buy, Settled in for an outstanding night after the first. Piscotty bending with one out and scored on Holliday’s single. Lester struck out nine and gave up three operates on five hits in 7 1 3 innings.

E. Louis led the majors with 100 wins and finished three games before the Cubs, Who are generating their first postseason appearance since 2008. The Cardinals were outscored 12 0 the final three games at Atlanta after overall their third straight NL Central title.

Kevin Siegrist struck out Chris Coghlan and Russell to end the eighth when it used to be a one run cushion.

Garcia has made a full recovery from thoracic outlet surgery that cost him much of the prior three seasons. "Just what I take that mound, In essence take it as if it’s your last time ever to pitch in a major league game, Garcia menti one d. Hendricks worked six scoreless innings each of his latter starts. He had a major league high and operation record 17 no decisions. Matt Carpenter is 6 for 10 with a homer and three RBIs and Holliday is 6 for 12 with two homers and four RBIs the actual right hander, Making his first postseason aesthetics. It batted.050 due to one RBI. Garcia didn’t face the Cubs in the off the shelf season but he’s 2 1 with a 2.00 ERA in five career starts with them. Hendricks answered only four questions at his pre game media session and said all the right aspects of the Cardinals. "After all, They’re the most team in baseball, Legal yes, Hendricks stated that. "They support the most wins, Truly good lineup, Encountered lineup,


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