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Cardinals slam door on Cubs' winning streak

A couple of young Cubs fans watch their team’s 11-game winning streak end as the Cardinals score six in the eighth.

Associated Press

A couple of young Cubs fans watch their team’s 11-game winning streak end as the Cardinals score six in the eighth.

CHICAGO — After two stints in the minors this season, Randal Grichuk is back in the majors and eager to prove he belongs.

Grichuk hit a grand slam that capped a six-run burst in the eighth inning, and the Cardinals stopped the Cubs' 11-game winning streak with an 8-4 win Saturday.

After a run-scoring wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the eighth put the Cardinals ahead 4-2, Grichuk connected. It was his second homer since being recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, and it came on his 25th birthday.

"I feel like a lot of people let that opportunity slip away thinking they're going to have many more," Grichuk said. "I'm definitely thankful for being up here right now and getting the opportunities, and I'm definitely trying to take advantage of it."

Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out 12, matching a career best, but allowed two homers as his ERA rose from 2.17 to 2.19.

"Just two bad changeups, really, two changeups up (in the strike zone)," Hendricks said. "That was about it."

It was 2-all in the eighth when the Cardinals loaded the bases with one out. Carl Edwards Jr. struck out Yadier Molina with a breaking pitch in the dirt, and the ball bounced off the chest of catcher Willson Contreras and rolled toward the third-base dugout, allowing Stephen Piscotty to score.

Cardinals 8

Cubs 4

Cardinals slam door on Cubs' winning streak 08/13/16 [Last modified: Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:06pm]
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