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Late burst gets Cards past Cubs

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Adams finished with a pair of hits and drove in four runs, leading St. Louis to a 6-3 decision over Chicago in the second edition of a three-game series.

New acquisition A.J. Pierzynski collected three hits and knocked in a run for the Cardinals, who rebounded from a one-run loss in Friday's opener and snapped a four-game losing streak.

Matt Carpenter added an RBI and scored twice, while Randy Choate (2-2) recorded the final out in the sixth to snag the win. Shelby Miller lasted 5 2/3 innings and yielded two runs on three hits while fanning three.

Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Sweeney hit solo homers for the Cubs, who have dropped eight of their last 10. Emilio Bonifacio contributed three hits and scored once in the setback.

James Russell (0-2) was charged with four runs on two hits while retiring two batters in defeat. Jake Arrieta gave up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts over the first six frames.

07/26 19:43:21 ET