Soriano lifts Cubs past Cardinals 3-2 in extras

Soriano lifts Cubs past Cardinals 3-2 in extras

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 24: David DeJesus #9 of the Chicago Cubs scores on a sacrifice fly hit by teammate Starlin Castro #13 as catcher Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals misses the tag during the first inning at Wrigley Field on April 24, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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by JAY COHEN

Associated Press

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 11:29 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis 3-2 on Wednesday night, ending the Cardinals' run of 13 consecutive winning series.
  
Tony Campana sparked the winning rally with a one-out single off Fernando Salas (0-1). Campana then stole second in a close call that led to the first ejection for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.
  
After Starlin Castro struck out, Bryan LaHair was walked intentionally before Soriano hit a full-count pitch off second baseman Tyler Greene and into the outfield. Campana scored easily to give the Cubs their second consecutive dramatic victory against the Cardinals
  
James Russell (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning to get the win.

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