The Cardinals would score first with two singles and a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the first, putting them out in front 3-0.
In the top of the fifth, former Cardinal, Jon Jay singled and drove in another former Cardinal, Jason Heyward, to put the Cubs on the board. That momentum wouldn’t last long though, because Yadier Molina would hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth to extend the Cardinals’ lead to 4-1.
Then, in the top of the seventh, the biggest play of the game happened.
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The very first pitch that Kyle Schwarber saw he smashed to right field for his first home run of the season, giving the Cubs their first lead of the game at 5-4.
Following the momentum created by Schwarber, Russell drove in his second RBI of the game in the same inning and the Cubs’ extended their lead to 6-4.
Another play that happened in the seventh was one that not too many people have ever seen before.
Cubs’ closer, Wade Davis, came in in the bottom of the ninth and picked up his second save in two attempts.
The Cubs won 6-4 and took the opening series 2-1.
Player of the Game
Kyle Schwarber: Go-ahead 3 run home run in the top of the seventh.