Friday afternoon was a beautiful day for a baseball game as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs in a 3-2 victory.
Jul 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly walks back to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Image Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
While the world was ablaze talking about a sharknado, the Cardinals had no problems putting runs on the board. With Joe Kelly on the mound, the Cardinals gave him a 2-0 lead to start the game.
In the 7th inning, Carpenter doubled and drove in catcher Rob Johnson.
Kelly pitched 5.1 innings for the day. He allowed 3 hits, 1 run, walked 2, and struck out 4 batters. It was enough to pick up his first win of the season.
Randy Choate finished out the final 2/3 of the 6th inning and walked 1 batter.
Seth Maness pitched the 1/3 of an inning in the 7th. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 1 batter. Maness was quickly relieved by Kevin Siegrist, who would pitch for a complete inning–finishing out the 7th inning and starting the 8th inning. Siegrist allowed 1 hit, 1 run, and struck out 3 batters.
Trevor Rosenthal pitched the final 2/3 of the 8th inning. Rosenthal struck out 1 batter.
Edward Mujica was sent out for a flawless 9th inning to pick up his 26th save of the season.