Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/24/12
Right-hander Kyle Lohse improved his record to 16-3, best winning percentage (.842) in the majors. Right-hander Jason Motte became the first National Leaguer to 40 saves. But numbers less ostentatious, 1 and 2, were the key numbers of the Cardinals' 6-3 win over Chicago Sunday. Rookie shortstop Pete Kozma, entrusted with the position on a daily basis now with veteran Rafael Furcal out for the season with a torn ligament in his right elbow, delivered his second multi-RBI game since he came up from Class AAA Memphis. Kozma belted his first homer to put the Cardinals ahead 4-2 in the seventh, and he delivered a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in a two-run eighth for his second RBI of the game. Kozma admitted he was a "little excited" when he was more or less given the regular shortstop job. He had played more of his season at second base at Memphis. "I think I've calmed down and I think I've got my bearings." Kozma said. Manager Mike Matheny said he had been impressed both with how...
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