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Carpenter, Cards cruise past Cubs

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay each knocked in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised past the Chicago Cubs, 10-4, in the middle installment of a three-game series.

Matt Adams hit a solo homer for the Cardinals, who bounced back after losing in extra innings on Friday. Adam Wainwright (2-1) got the start and allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out eight over seven innings.

Prior to Saturday's game, the Cardinals and senior vice president and general manager John Mozeliak agreed to a two-year contract extension.

Junior Lake hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded five. Carlos Villanueva (1-3) gave up nine runs on 10 hits over three-plus innings.

04/12 17:12:46 ET

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