For the second consecutive night, the St. Louis Cardinals offense looked dormant. But thanks to a huge two-run shot off the bat of Yadier Molina in the sixth inning, the Cardinals were able to defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-1.
Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook deserves a lot of credit for the victory as well. Making his second start since coming off the disabled list, Westbrook allowed just two hits and three walks in seven innings pitched to move his record to 3-2 on the season.
The Cubs lone run off Westbrook, an unearned run, came in the second inning as Darwin Barney hit a sacrifice run to move across the Cubs only run of the night after a pair of errors in the inning by the Cardinals defense.
While Westbrook was solid, Molina certainly was the hero.
Hitting off his former teammate Edwin Jackson, Molina hit a low and inside fastball deep into the left field stands to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead that was eventually pushed to 4-1 via a Pete Kozma RBI-single later in the sixth inning.