Yadier Molina hit a 2-run home run as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night. This gives the Cardinals a 2-1 advantage heading into Thursday’s series finale this week.
Jake Westbrook took to the mound last night and he pitched a solid game. It might not have been a Shelby Miller or Adam Wainwright-esque performance but he got the job done. In seven innings, he allowed 2 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, and struck out 2 batters. He now has a 1.76 ERA on the season.
Carpenter and Matt Holliday are both in the top 3 in the National League for runs scored. Holliday has 54 while Carpenter has 53.
Molina’s .365 batting is more than just leading the league. He’s blowing out his competition! In all of baseball, Molina is a few points ahead of Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera.