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L 2-3
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StL 5 - 4 ChC
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Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC spot

CHICAGO (AP) Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and the St. Louis Cardinals regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Thursday night.

Emerging ace Jack Flaherty shut down Chicago over eight innings, and despite a tying three-run rally in the ninth, the Cubs dropped a game behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild card and four games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central.

Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo provided a jolt in his unexpected return from a sprained right ankle, homering in the third inning to tie the game at 1. But Flaherty was spectacular otherwise, pitching three-hit ball while allowing just the one run and striking out eight.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.289
HR: K. Schwarber37
RBI: A. Rizzo93
SB: J. Báez11
W: J. Lester13
ERA: K. Hendricks3.26
Saves: C. Kimbrel13
K: Y. Darvish217
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 8567.559-
Milwaukee 8370.5422.5
Chi Cubs 8270.5393
Cincinnati 7281.47113.5
Pittsburgh 6588.42520.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (14)
Runs: 774 (10)
Hits: 1294 (17)
Home Runs: 244 (6)
Stolen Bases: 44 (28)
OBP: .332 (8)
SLG: .455 (7)
Total Bases: 2329 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.01 (6)
Runs Allowed: 659 (7)
Saves: 37 (16)
Strikeouts: 1345 (14)
OpBA: .249 (11)
OBP: .321 (14)
SLG: .412 (7)
Run Support: 5.14 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/15 K. Graveman Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/15 A. Russell Placed on 7-Day IL (Concussion)
9/13 D. Maples Called Up from Minors
9/10 T. Davis Outrighted to Minors
9/9 N. Hoerner Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 B. Kintzler Strained left oblique (day-to-day)
9/16 A. Rizzo Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/12 A. Russell Concussion (on 7-day IL)
9/11 B. Zobrist Bruised knee (day-to-day)
9/2 C. Kimbrel Right elbow inflammation (on 10-day IL)
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