Cubs get 1st shutout in St. Louis in 16 years

Cubs get 1st shutout in St. Louis in 16 years

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ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 9: Starter Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals tags out Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on August 9, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 9, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 10 at 8:23 AM

(AP) -- Anthony Rizzo had a two-run single, Chris Rusin pitched around seven hits in six innings, and the Chicago Cubs recorded their first shutout in St. Louis in 16 years with a 3-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night.

 
Rusin (2-1) twice worked out of bases-loaded jams and only set the Cardinals down in order in the first. He struck out a season-high five and issued two intentional walks.
 
Kevin Gregg recorded his 24th save to complete the Cubs’ first shutout in St. Louis since Jeremi Gonzalez tossed one on June 23, 1997.
 
Lance Lynn (13-6), attempting to become the National League’s first 14-game winner, labored over 6 2-3 innings despite giving up just three hits. He threw 115 pitches and was charged with all three runs.
 

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