Found June 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
(AP) -- Offense continues to come at a premium for the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium, and it likely won't come any easier Tuesday night. Adam Wainwright takes the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals trying to win a sixth straight start as he faces Chicago. The Cubs (28-40) managed only one run and 16 hits while being swept in three games at St. Louis last July 20-22 in their most recent visit before this week. They didn't fare much better in the series opener Monday night, scraping together five hits in a 5-2 loss. Chicago is 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position in its last four road games versus the Cardinals (45-25). The Cubs have lost 10 of 15 and are batting .203 in the last 11. "It's tough for the team," starter Travis Wood said Monday after giving up four runs over seven innings. "We're scratching and clawing trying to get everything we can right now and trying to put together quality ball games." Wainwright (10-3, 2.18 ERA) continue...
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