Cubs Slide Past Cards

Chicago 5, St. Louis 4

Friday, Aug 19, 2011  |  Updated 4:45 PM CDT
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Cubs Slide Past Cards

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Chicago Cubs' Carlos Pena, left, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina off a double by Geovany Soto during the eighth inning.

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Tyler Colvin's RBI single in the 10th inning off Octavio Dotel lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Geovany Soto led off the 10th with a single off Dotel (0-2), advanced to second on Marlon Byrd's sacrifice bunt, and scored on Colvin's hit to center field just hours after the Cubs fired general manager Jim Hendry.

Soto also had a game-tying RBI double in the eighth inning. Darwin Barney homered and tripled, and Starlin Castro added two hits for the Cubs. Sean Marshall (6-5) pitched a perfect 10th to earn the win.

Chicago beat the rival Cardinals for just the third time in 10 games this season, delighting a home crowd of 42,343 -- the largest at Wrigley Field since the home opener in 1978.

Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals, and David Freese added a solo shot.

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