81
      Tuesday
      80 / 62
      Wednesday
      78 / 54
      Thursday
      76 / 56

      Cardinals avoid sweep, edge Cubs 8-4.

      Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-4 and avoiding a sweep.

      Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig each had three hits and drove in a run.

      Jon Jay and David Freese both drove in two runs, though they only had one hit between them.

      The Cardinals dropped five of six to begin a 10-game homestand.

      Edward Mujica worked the last two innings for his 31st save in 33 chances, overcoming Starlin Castro's leadoff double in the eighth while working with a one-run cushion.

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