Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field on Friday before exiting with the Cardinals leading 15-1.

Carpenter became the first player in Cardinals history to homer in six consecutive games during one season.

Heyward had three hits on the night, Happ had that dinger, Rizzo had two doubles and Victor Caratini, giving the just-returned All-Star Willson Contreras an extra day off, had three hits and scored three times.

The Cardinals trailed 3-2 before Yairo Munoz hit a tying single with two outs in the eighth. It's the guy we saw early this year and lamented ... but now I think it's the guy we have to hope for.

Matt Carpenter sets MLB record with speed to 5 XBH
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 – July 21, 2018

St. Louis pulled within one on Yadier Molina's sacrifice fly in the seventh, but Chicago responded with four runs in the bottom half.

The Cubs opened the bottom of the fifth with 3 straight singles, by Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez, with Baez's scoring Heyward.

The Cardinals finished with just two hits. The last player to hit that many home runs in the same span was the Giants' Barry Bonds in 2004, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Chavez, who was acquired in a trade with Texas on Thursday, then pitched the last two innings in his debut with his new team. The move is retroactive to Friday, a day after Martinez struggled through five innings in a 9-6 loss to the Cubs.

Cubs: LHP Jose Quintana starts Sunday for the first time since July 10.

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