ChiCub 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 17
Stl 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
Date of game: 5/12/2014

Recap: St. Louis vs. Chicago Cubs

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Junior Lake tallied six RBI, Emilio Bonifacio scored five runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 17-5, in the opener of a four-game set.

Lake finished 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and a pair of doubles, while Bonifacio posted four hits for Chicago, which pounded out 20 hits to snap a three-game losing skid.

"I think we worked some at-bats and got some pitches that we could handle," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "It was a good game for us."

Mike Olt hit a two-run shot and scored twice, while Travis Wood (3-4) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on five hits and three walks over six frames in the triumph.

Tyler Lyons (0-3) gave up nine runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings for St. Louis, which has dropped three of its last four games.

"Looked like just getting the ball over the middle of the plate," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Lyons' start.

The Cubs raced out to a 7-0 lead after plating four runs in the first and three more in the second.

Bonifacio led off the game with a double, advanced to third on Lake's groundout and scored on a passed ball. Anthony Rizzo reached with a single and came home on Starlin Castro's triple down the right-field line. Olt then sent an opposite-field drive into the seats in right for a 4-0 Cubs advantage.

In the second, Wood and Bonifacio tallied base hits before Lake crushed a three-run shot to left for a 7-0 spread.

The Cardinals got a pair of runs back in the home half on Mark Ellis' two-out, two-run single, but Chicago answered back with two more in the fourth.

Darwin Barney began the inning with a single and Bonifacio worked a one-out walk before Lake doubled into right-center to plate Barney. Bonifacio scored when Rizzo reached on a fielder's choice to make it 9-2.

St. Louis pushed across a trio of runs in the fifth before Chicago countered with two in the top of the sixth.

Greg Garcia and Jhonny Peralta were each hit by a pitch around a Matt Carpenter fly out and Garcia scored on Matt Holliday's double into right. Allen Craig's RBI groundout brought home Peralta and Yadier Molina's base hit plated Holliday.

Rizzo's sacrifice fly and Castro's RBI double in the sixth made it 11-5.

Chicago added six runs in the ninth. Lake had a two-run double, Nate Schierholtz tallied a sacrifice fly, Rizzo posted an RBI groundout and Barney and Castro each added an RBI single.

Game Notes

Castro went 3-for-6 with three RBI ... Barney had three hits to go with two runs scored and an RBI ... Chicago was 7-for-16 with runners in scoring position, while St. Louis finished 3-for-7 with RISP.

Texas QB Ash out against BYU

Texas starting quarterback David Ash will not play in Saturday's game against BYU after sustaining a concussion in last weekend's season opener.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers hit Canada

The series will run its 14th race of the season on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This will be the second time the series competes in Canada. One year ago, Chase Elliott won the inaugural truck race at this 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Wallace finished fourth.

Royals activate Hosmer

The Kansas City Royals will get their first baseman back for the season's stretch run, as the club reinstated Eric Hosmer from the 15-day disabled list as rosters expanded on Monday.

USA tested by Turkey in World Cup prelim

Kenneth Faried scored 22 points on 11- of-14 shooting and the United States pulled away down the stretch for a 98-77 win over Turkey on Day 2 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.