Cubs second baseman Starlin Castro goes 3 for 3 with two bombs and six ribbies as the Cubs again stick it to the Redbirds 8-3. Castro had an RBI single in the 1st off of Redbirds starter Lance Lynn who of late has had his troubles. Then in the 5th with the score tied at 3-3 Castro takes Seth Maness deep for a two-run blast making it 5-3 Cubbies.
St. Louis in the 6th went with receiver Steve Cishek on the Hill as Castro tees off again hitting his 2nd of the day this time a "Big Fly of the three-run variety as Chicago led 8-3 . Cubs starter Dan Haren was lifted in the 5th and gets a no-decision.
"Maddon Ball" moves to 86-61 and the Redbirds fall to 92-55 as that lead is six games. The Buccos will get the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine as they will start the night 4.5 games back of St. Louis.