Castillo's homer in 11th gives Cubs win over Cards
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Welington Castillo crushed a three-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.
Nate Schierholtz opened the 11th with a double, his fourth hit of the game. After sacrifice bunt and an intentional walk by Trevor Rosenthal (0-1), Ryan Kalish popped up a safety squeeze that was caught by catcher Yadier Molina.
Castillo followed by launching his second home run of the season to left- center field.
The Cardinals, who erased a 3-1 deficit in the ninth, couldn't rally a second time. Hector Rondon worked around a two-out walk to record his first career save.
04/12 00:38:18 ET