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Almora was cut down by Molina when he tried for third on a ball in the dirt in the ninth, and the Chicago Cubs jerseys lost 3 2 to the St. Louis Cardinals jerseys on Monday night.
“As soon as I saw Yadi reach over and I saw it go through, I made an aggressive move and cost us the game today,” Almora said. “My mistake.”
Almora doubled with one out and closer cheap Trevor Rosenthal jersey hit pinch hitter cheap Chris Coghlan jersey with his next pitch. With cheap Ben Zobrist jersey at the plate, Almora tried to advance when a ball bounced away from Molina, but the eight time Gold Glove winner made a perfect throw to third baseman cheap Jhonny Peralta jersey for the out.
“He’s the best catcher in baseball,” said cheap Jaime Garcia jersey, who pitched into the seventh inning in his first win in four June starts.
Cubs jerseys manager Joe Maddon said it looked as if the ball hit the foot of home plate umpire Pat Hoberg before Molina got to it.
“Their catcher, Molina, made a good play and they made a good tag,” Maddon said.
Zobrist followed with a wholesale baseball jerseys single to right, putting runners on the corners, but Rosenthal got cheap Jason Heyward jersey to pop out for his 13th save in 15 chances. Rosenthal allowed five runs and seven hits in two plus innings over his previous four appearances.
“He was flirting with danger again,” manager Mike Matheny said. “Got to get him right, and right there it’s not as much getting him right as much as it felt like he was our best shot.”
cheap Brandon Moss jersey and Peralta homered against cheap John Lackey jersey, helping the Cardinals jerseys stop a five game losing streak. It was their first trip to Wrigley Field since they were eliminated by the Cubs jerseys in the NL Division Series last year.
Lackey settled down after a slow start, but Garcia (5 6) and two relievers held the major league leading Cubs jerseys in check. Lackey (7 3) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings in his first loss in three appearances this year against his former team.
“Early on I definitely wasn’t locating quite as well as I could,” Lackey said. “We made some adjustments in between innings that paid off in the end.”
Both benches were warned by Hoberg after Moss and Chicago star cheap Kris Bryant jersey were each hit by a pitch in the fifth. But the longtime rivals played the rest of the game without incident.
Chicago was coming off a three game sweep of Pittsburgh and had won 18 of 24 overall. Its NL Central lead over second place St. Louis was trimmed to 11 1/2 games, still the biggest advantage in baseball.
Moss went deep in the second and Peralta added a leadoff drive in the third. cheap Aledmys Diaz jersey also had a two out RBI single for the Cardinals jerseys.
Contreras also made two nice defensive plays in the ninth, throwing out cheap Matt Carpenter jersey when he tried to steal second and using a sweep tag to get Diaz when he was thrown out at the plate.
“That had some hair on it,” Maddon said of the throw that got Carpenter. “And it was absolutely accurate. You look into that crystal ball and in the future there’s going to be a lot more of those.”The Cubs jerseys placed center fielder cheap Dexter Fowler jersey on the 15 day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled right hander Carl Edward Jr. General manager Jed Hoyer said La Stella is closer to a rehab assignment than Soler.
Cardinals jerseys RHP cheap Adam Wainwright jersey (5 4, 4.78 ERA) and Cubs jerseys RHP cheap Jason Hammel jersey (7 2, 2.26 ERA) face off on Tuesday night. Wainwright is 9 1 with a 3.33 ERA in 20 career games at Wrigley. Hammel pitched seven solid innings in a no decision at Washington on Wednesday in his previous start.