Full box score, recap, and highlights after the jump.
Well that was a lot harder than it had to be. After Carlos Marmol blew his second save in three tries, which spoiled an outstanding effort from Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs had to summon some of the magic they had the night before to beat the Cardinals, and they did. Leading off the ninth inning with his team down 2-1 Bryan LaHair continued to elevate his cult status by driving the first pitch he saw from Marc Rzep……. over the left centerfield wall to tie the game. After a stellar 10th inning from James Russell the Cubs got some help from the umpires in the bottom half. Tony Campana, who reached with a one-out base hit to center appeared to be caught stealing, but was called safe. It was a bang-bang play, but it looked like Campana couldn’t get to the base because of Greene’s foot, in the eyes of the umpire he did. The result was Mike Matheny being ejected and the Cubs in a prime position to win the game. The Cardinals didn’t want to see Bryan LaHair be the hero for the second straight inning so they intentionally walked him to face Soriano with two-outs. Soriano worked the count, and laced one right at Greene who Roger Dorn’d the hot-shot into a game winning single for Soriano. Walk off’s two days in a row, this could be the start of something big. Full box score and highlights after the jump.
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