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Cody Bellinger’s huge day guides Cubs over Cardinals

Jul 21, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Cody Bellinger (24) hits a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the third inning at Wrigley Field.

Jul 21, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Cody Bellinger (24) hits a two-run dwelling run towards the St. Louis Cardinals through the third inning at Wrigley Area.
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Cody Bellinger continued his torrid offensive tempo with three hits, together with a two-run homer throughout Chicago’s four-run third inning, and the host Cubs held on to snap the St. Louis Cardinals‘ six-game successful streak with a 4-3 victory Friday

Miles Mastrobuoni clubbed his first main league dwelling run for the Cubs, who evened this set with their third win in 4 video games. Chicago’s Justin Steele (10-3) was charged with two runs and 6 hits whereas fanning 9 over 6 1/3 innings

Bellinger is batting .442 (38-for-86) with six homers and 15 RBIs in his final 23 video games.

St. Louis trailed 4-1 within the seventh when Nolan Arenado’s two-out, two-run single made it a one-run recreation. Within the eighth, Chicago relievers Michael Fulmer and Mark Leiter Jr. mixed to stroll the bases loaded with one out, however Alec Burleson grounded into an inning-ending double play.

With two outs within the ninth, Arenado reached on a grounder that went by way of the legs of Chicago second baseman Christopher Morel, and Adbert Alzolay hit Willson Contreras. Nonetheless, Tyler O’Neill flew out to Bellinger in heart area. St. Louis stranded 11 runners on the day.

St. Louis’ Jack Flaherty (7-6) pitched six innings and allowed all 4 runs within the fourth, plus eight hits, whereas putting out six.

Steele allowed consecutive singles to O’Neill, Jordan Walker and Paul DeJong within the second. Nonetheless, the Cardinals managed only one run on Andrew Knizner’s RBI groundout

Mastrobuoni opened the underside of the third together with his milestone drive into the right-center area bleachers. Rookie Miguel Amaya adopted with a single and scored on Mike Tauchman’s opposite-field double into the left-field nook for a 2-1 Cubs lead

Then Bellinger, who doubled within the second inning and went on to single within the fifth, capped the scoring within the third by clearing the ivy-covered wall in proper for his thirteenth homer.

Steele exited following Jose Fermin’s one-out bunt single within the seventh. Julian Merryweather got here on and ultimately issued a two-out stroll to Paul Goldschmidt. After each moved up a base on Merryweather’s wild pitch, Arenado’s hit tightened the competition.

–Area Degree Media

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