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Cubs fall five games back of NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals after 2-1 loss at Wrigley

By Joseph Phillips, Sports writer
The Chicago Crusader Newspaper

In another disappointing day at Wrigley, the Chicago Cubs fell to the
St.Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday afternoon in game two of a four game

And in spite of a superb pitching performance by spot starter Alec
Mills, surrendering 0 runs on 2 hits in 4 and 2/3 innings, Chicago’s
offense left nine men on base and went 1-for-9 with men in scoring

“It’s always nice to throw well but at this point, a win is all that
matters,” Mills said. “This is frustrating but it happens. There is a
different feel but I don’t think anyone has more intensity. It’s the
same all season you want to win every game, no matter what time of the
year it is.”

With eight games remaining in their regular season, the Cubs now
remain five games behind the Cardinals and two games back of the
Milwaukee Brewers for the second wild-card spot in the standings.

Final Score: Cardinals 2, Cubs1.

Crusader Slugger of The Game:

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina provided three of the Cardinals’ four
hits. Including two-RBI singles for all of their runs.

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