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Final 12th
St. Louis
W: S. Maness (1-2) L: J. Grimm (1-2)
HR: CHC - L. Valbuena (2)   STL - None

Cardinals beat Cubs in 12th on walk-off hit-by-pitch

CBSSports.com wire reports

ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia was just looking for some way to reach base in the 12th inning Tuesday night.

He did it the hard way, getting hit by a pitch from Justin Grimm with one out and the bases loaded to force in the winning run in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs.

"I knew Grimm threw hard," Garcia said. "I just tried to put the ball in play anyway I can."

Jhonny Peralta led off the 12th with a single for his third hit. Grimm (1-2) retired Matt Holliday on a popup, but walks to Allen Craig and Yadier Molina loaded the bases for Garcia.

Garcia had a 1-2 count when he was plunked by Grimm.

"I saw the pitch out of his hand and knew it was in," Garcia said. "When it got close to the plate I saw it had a chance to hit me. I'll take that one 100 percent of the time."

Seth Maness (1-2) tossed a scoreless 12th to earn the victory. Both teams used seven pitchers.

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said he had not planned to use Maness, who had pitched the previous three games.

"We were planning on staying away from him if possible, but it turned out we needed him," Matheny said.

Trailing 3-2 going into the ninth, Chicago rallied to tie it off closer Trevor Rosenthal on Emilio Bonifacio's RBI single with two outs. The blown save was the first for Rosenthal in 11 opportunities.

"That's tough, and you could feel it," Matheny said. "But they just put their head down and kept playing. That would have been a tough one to lose."

Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter also drove in runs for the Cardinals.

Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer off Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright as part of a three-hit night.

"The guys ended up fighting, doing the best they could," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "We just fell a little short."

The Cardinals took a 3-2 lead in the sixth after Peter Bourjos led off with a bunt single against Carlos Villanueva. Bourjos went to second on a grounder, stole third on ball four pitch to pinch-hitter Jon Jay and scored on Carpenter's grounder. Peralta added an RBI single.

Cubs starter Jake Arrieta went four innings, allowing one run on four hits and five walks. But he helped himself when he led off the third with a single and scored on Valbuena's homer.

St. Louis got one of those runs back in the bottom of the third on a two-out, RBI infield single by Adams.


The Cubs are 3-15 in games decided by two runs or fewer. ... Carpenter went 0 for 5 and is hitless in his past 13 at-bats. ... Pat Neshek made his team-high 20th appearance for the Cardinals, and pitched a scoreless 11th inning to extend his scoreless streak to 13 1/3 innings. ... The Cubs' Jason Hammel (4-1) will oppose Michael Wacha (2-3) on Wednesday.

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First, Greg Garcia (left) gets hit with a pitch, then his teammates douse him with water, but he seems to be enjoying himself.  (USATSI)
First, Greg Garcia (left) gets hit with a pitch, then his teammates douse him with water, but he seems to be enjoying himself. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
St. Louis

J. Peralta
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0

L. Valbuena
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 1

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Chicago (N.L.) Cubs
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Luis Valbuena, 3B6132023 .226
Anthony Rizzo, 1B3000302 .275
Starlin Castro, SS6000013 .279
Nate Schierholtz, RF3010111 .200
   James Russell, P0000000 .000
   a-Travis Wood, PH1000010 .214
   Brian Schlitter, P0000000 .000
   Justin Grimm, P0000000 .000
Welington Castillo, C5020000 .248
Junior Lake, LF5110013 .252
Darwin Barney, 2B4000113 .176
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   Wesley Wright, P0000000 .000
   b-Mike Olt, PH0000100 .187
   Neil Ramirez, P0000000 .000
   Chris Coghlan, RF2000012 .167
a-struck out for Russell in the 10th
b-walked for Wright in the 7th
2B - Luis Valbuena (7, Maness)
HR - Luis Valbuena (2, Wainwright)
RBI - Emilio Bonifacio (8), Luis Valbuena 2 (9)
2-OUT RBI - Emilio Bonifacio (6)
CS - Anthony Rizzo (2, 2nd base by Freeman/Molina), Mike Olt (1, 2nd base by Siegrist/Molina)
Team LOB - 10
Outfield Assists - Junior Lake 1
DP - Castro-Rizzo
E - Starlin Castro (6, Throwing)
Chicago (N.L.) Cubs
Jake Arrieta 4411550 2.70
Carlos Villanueva 1.1221100 8.25
Wesley Wright (BS,1) 0.2100000 2.25
Neil Ramirez 1.2100020 1.23
James Russell 1.1000010 4.82
Brian Schlitter 2000010 3.31
Justin Grimm (L,1-2) 0.1111200 3.63
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HBP - G. Garcia (by Justin Grimm)
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Arrieta 82-42, Carlos Villanueva 42-27, Wesley Wright 8-6, Neil Ramirez 24-16, James Russell 22-11, Brian Schlitter 19-12, Justin Grimm 17-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Arrieta 2-4, Carlos Villanueva 2-2, Wesley Wright 3-0, Neil Ramirez 2-0, James Russell 1-2, Brian Schlitter 2-3
Batters Faced - Jake Arrieta 20, Carlos Villanueva 7, Wesley Wright 4, Neil Ramirez 5, James Russell 4, Brian Schlitter 6, Justin Grimm 5
St. Louis Cardinals
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Jhonny Peralta, SS5131101 .250
Matt Holliday, LF5100122 .267
Allen Craig, RF-1B5010125 .221
Yadier Molina, C5010121 .308
Matt Adams, 1B4021001 .307
   Carlos Martinez, P0000000 .000
   Trevor Rosenthal, P0000000 .000
   Sam Freeman, P0000000 .000
   a-Daniel Descalso, PH1000000 .175
   Pat Neshek, P0000000 .000
   Seth Maness, P0000000 .000
   b-Greg Garcia, PH0001000 .200
Peter Bourjos, CF5120023 .224
Mark Ellis, 2B4000100 .190
Adam Wainwright, P1000100 .381
   c-Jon Jay, PH0100100 .274
   Kevin Siegrist, P0000000 .000
   Joey Butler, RF2000010 .000
a-lined out for Freeman in the 10th
b-hit by pitch for Maness in the 12th
c-walked for Wainwright in the 6th
2B - Allen Craig (7, Villanueva), Peter Bourjos (4, Arrieta)
RBI - Matt Carpenter (14), Jhonny Peralta (17), Matt Adams (11), Greg Garcia (1)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Adams (4)
SB - Peter Bourjos (3, 3rd base off Villanueva/Castillo)
Team LOB - 13
DP - M. Carpenter-Adams, M. Carpenter-Adams-Molina-Peralta, M. Carpenter-Adams-Molina-Peralta-Molina-Ellis
St. Louis Cardinals
Adam Wainwright 6722141 2.11
Kevin Siegrist (H,10) 1.1000220 3.57
Carlos Martinez (H,9) 0.2000000 4.22
Trevor Rosenthal (BS,1) 1211110 5.19
Sam Freeman 1000120 0.00
Pat Neshek 1000010 1.02
Seth Maness (W,1-2) 1100100 2.70
IBB - Rizzo by Seth Maness
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Wainwright 93-61, Kevin Siegrist 31-16, Carlos Martinez 6-4, Trevor Rosenthal 22-14, Sam Freeman 17-8, Pat Neshek 16-12, Seth Maness 17-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Wainwright 8-5, Kevin Siegrist 1-0, Carlos Martinez 1-1, Seth Maness 2-1
Batters Faced - Adam Wainwright 25, Kevin Siegrist 5, Carlos Martinez 2, Trevor Rosenthal 6, Sam Freeman 3, Pat Neshek 3, Seth Maness 5
Game Information
Attendance - 43627
Game Time - 4:39
Temperature - 56
Umpires - Home - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Will Little, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Ted Barrett