The Cubs jumped on Adam Wainwright early, and then kept adding on (even if they didn’t quite score every opportunity they should have).
Travis Wood was solid on a tough day to pitch, though he didn’t get help from Starlin Castro on one of the ugliest errors you’ll see, which allowed an unearned run to score, and forced Wood to throw some extra pitches. Generally, Castro’s looked good defensively this year, but throwing away a routine grounder, flat-footed, was … not good.
The Cardinals got Anthony Rizzo out! Of course, they didn’t do it before he’d singled, walked, and homered, meaning that he reached base eight consecutive times.
In the end, there was a one-run save opportunity, and a nearly full bullpen of choices …