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One inning after Randal Grichuk apparently had given the Cardinals a sufficient pad with a two-run homer in the eighth, he came through again in the ninth.
After the Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras had tied the score with a three-run homer in the ninth, Grichuk, batting with the bases stacked and two out, hit a line single to one side focus field divider to score Jose Martinez with the triumphant keep running in a 4-3 Cardinals triumph over the protecting World Series champions at sold-out Busch Stadium.
That sharp, tight style of amusement the Cardinals need to play this season, promised they would play, worked all spring to play, thus once in a while played last season helped them through eight innings against the prevailing World Series champions.
When it wavered, regardless they had the ability to overcome.
Randal Grichuk homered in the eighth inning Sunday to give the Cardinals some pad, and when it caved in he conveyed in the ninth with an amusement finishing liner to the hole.
Martinez, the unexpected scourge of spring preparing, multiplied with one out in the ninth off losing pitcher Mike Montgomery. The Cubs turned into the primary group to issue the programmed deliberate stroll (to Yadier Molina) without throwing a pitch. Stephen Piscotty struck out however Kolten Wong strolled on a full-tally pitch to fill the bases for Grichuk.