Cubs shutout Cardinals to take series opener.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 03:54:05 GMT —
Anthony Rizzo had a two-run single, Chris Rusin pitched around seven hits in six innings, and the Chicago Cubs recorded their first shutout in St. Louis in 16 years with a 3-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night.
Rusin (2-1) twice worked out of bases-loaded jams and only set the Cardinals down in order in the first.
He struck out a season-high five and issued two intentional walks.
Kevin Gregg recorded his 24th save to complete the Cubs' first shutout in St. Louis since Jeremi Gonzalez tossed one on June 23, 1997.
Lance Lynn (13-6), attempting to become the National League's first 14-game winner, labored over 6 2-3 innings despite giving up just three hits.
He threw 115 pitches and was charged with all three runs.