Posted July 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Jake Westbrook worked seven innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals finally backed him - and then some - by tying a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in a 12-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Rafael Furcal's go-ahead single in the seventh turned out to be a mere appetizer as the Cardinals also matched an 86-year-old franchise record for runs in an inning. St. Louis totaled 10 hits with multiple hits by three players including pinch-hitter Allen Craig, who doubled twice with an RBI. The Cardinals managed five hits the first six innings before jumping on Justin Germano (0-1) and three other relievers. They tied the major record for doubles in an inning by the Boston Bees at St. Louis in the first inning of Game 1 of a doubleheader on Aug. 25, 1936. They tied the franchise record for runs in an inning set Sept. 16, 1926, against the Phillies, in the third inning of the opener of a doubleheader in Philadelphia. Cubs starter Matt Ga...
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