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Molina homers twice to help Cardinals beat Cubs

Molina homers twice to help Cardinals beat Cubs

Randal Grichuk added three hits for St. Louis, which won two out of three in the series.

A crowd of 47,925 attended the contest, the largest crowd in the history of Busch Stadium III.

Chicago played without NL MVP Kris Bryant, who was scratched from the lineup with a stomach virus. He still finished with 18 wins and a 3.10 ERA and beat the Cleveland Indians twice in the World Series.

"It would be great to have that occur", Maddon said. When he finally caught on, Myers threw the ball to the backstop. They're inexperienced. They're going look bad sometimes. If you're not going to put any pressure on him, he's going to be tough to beat. Chasing pitches over our head, in the dirt. I love it. I actually love it because these guys are good. "I was excited to go to Iowa and compete there, and [am] fortunate to end up here".

After joining pitcher Jon Lester in ripping the new rule at second base that cost the team a run, Maddon blended his managerial wit with caustic criticism about the league's new player safety rules.

Happ, 22, wasted no time making his presence felt, delivering a two-run homer in the seventh inning for his first major league hit in Chicago's 5-3 loss.

"We just didn't barrel the ball up enough and we couldn't find enough holes", Leake said. The squeeze was a nice play. The Cardinals have a 1 1/2 game lead in the division overall, and a 2 1/2 game lead over the fourth-place Cubs.

Carpenter entered his third-inning at-bat with a 1-for-31 career slate against Arrieta.

Matt Carpenter crushed another Arrieta fastball 414 feet over the right-center field wall for a two-run homer in the third inning, breaking the 0-for-28 against his old teammate from Texas Christian University. He slid three inches past the bag, and we got a double play. I have no idea why these rules are a part of our game. He has played 16 games at second and 13 in the outfield.

Happ, who homered later in the game, didn't think he did anything wrong. I told him in the dugout, 'Next time you do the exact same thing'.

"I got the green light from (manager Mike) Matheny to execute the bunt and everything turned out good", Martinez said.

"We're out there playing with a bunch of pansies right now", Lester said.

Happ explained his side of it. "Slid a little bit too far past the bag". I'd like to see that rule ejected.

That wasn't all for Maddon as he continued his thoughts.

Rookie Magneuris Sierra has provided a spark, since he came up, hitting.353, and scoring seven runs, in four games. "That's where I'm hung up, man".

"He's very calm and a confident young man", said Cubs manager Joe Maddon. "Outs are rewarded based on a fabricated rule. You make a mistake, and every now and then they're going to make you pay for it". There was no malicious intent whatsoever.

"I think face masks should be mandatory for all hitters", Maddon continued Sunday. It has nothing to do with injury. Though a couple hours had passed, he was still heated enough to provide these strong takes on the rule and how the games has been softened over the years. "I'm not blaming the umpire".

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