CHICAGO (AP) -- St. Louis rookie Joe Kelly is piling up plenty of positive impressions, just not a lot of wins.
Kelly wound up on the losing end again Saturday after pinch hitter Reed Johnson drove in the go-ahead with a bunt single in the seventh inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 victory and ending the Cardinals' four-game winning streak.
Despite the loss, Kelly (1-4) recorded his seventh straight quality start.
After giving up a two-run triple to Alfonso Soriano, Kelly set down the next 14 batters, including four straight strikeouts at one point. He struck out a career-best six.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was asked if he envisioned Kelly finishing the season in the rotation.
"To me, we are in that scenario right now. He's pitched great for us. We just keep going," he said.
"We are very content with what we got. If your starters are going out and giving quality starts, which he has given just as many as anyone lately, that's all you can ask," he said,
Kelly has moved...