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Cubs' 6th straight win has Cards 6 back
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Kyle Schwarber hit his 27th home run and Jason Heyward smacked a clutch tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cardinals.

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Flaherty, Cards continue WC push against Reds
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The Cardinals no longer control their own destiny in either the National League Central or Wild Card races. But as they begin the final two-week stretch of the season with a three-game series at Great American Ball Park, they’ll try to chip away at both deficits while rooting for help elsewhere.

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Chicago trip leaves Cards with uphill climb
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The Cardinals showed up at Wrigley Field on Friday aware that a statement sweep would propel them into a first-place tie in the National League Central. By sundown on Sunday, however, it was the Cubs who had seemingly swept away the Cardinals’ fading chances at reclaiming the division crown.

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Wrigley bounceback is not in the Cards
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Kyle Schwarber hit his 27th home run and Jason Heyward smacked a clutch tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cardinals.

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Cards struggle to support Wacha at Wrigley
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Albert Almora Jr. drove in two runs and Addison Russell delivered a pinch-hit homer to back Kyle Hendricks and lead the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday to improve to a season-high 16 games over .500.

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Cards look to regroup in finale vs. Cubs
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Seeking to give themselves the best chance for success in their final regular-season stop at Wrigley Field, the Cardinals reordered their starting pitchers to ensure that Lance Lynn would face the Cubs this weekend. He’ll do so Sunday in opposition of Jose Quintana, who has reeled off three consecutive quality starts.

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Cubs back Hendricks, push Cards to 5 back
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Albert Almora Jr. drove in two runs and Addison Russell delivered a pinch-hit homer to back Kyle Hendricks and lead the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday to improve to a season-high 16 games over .500.

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Cubs send Quintana after sweep of Cards
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Seeking to give themselves the best chance for success in their final regular-season stop at Wrigley Field, the Cardinals reordered their starting pitchers to ensure that Lance Lynn would face the Cubs this weekend. He’ll do so Sunday in opposition of Jose Quintana, who has reeled off three consecutive quality starts.

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C-Mart runs into trouble as Cards drop opener
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The Cardinals-Cubs rivalry has historically been intense enough on its own, but it’s overamped this weekend because of the close National League Central race. On Friday at Wrigley Field, the Cubs showed they’re going to fight for the chance to repeat, rallying for an 8-2 victory.

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Cubs ride 7-run 6th to eventful win over Cards
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The Cardinals-Cubs rivalry has historically been intense enough on its own, but it’s overamped this weekend because of the close National League Central race. On Friday at Wrigley Field, the Cubs showed they’re going to fight for the chance to repeat. Despite losing both starting pitcher John Lackey and catcher Willson Contreras to ejections, the […]

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Waino, Fowler among Cards close to returning
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Though the Cardinals did not take batting practice before Thursday’s series finale against the Reds, Busch Stadium was buzzing with on-field activity. Several rehabbing players, including Adam Wainwright and Dexter Fowler, went out early for work that pushed them closer to a return.

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C-Mart, Cards open crucial series at Wrigley
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Despite expected summer-like temperatures, Wrigley Field will feel a bit like fall this weekend as the Cubs and Cardinals drop the spotlight on the National League Central race during a three-game series that begins Friday.

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