CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Lance Berkman #12 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd inning at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) By Jonathan Daniel
CHICAGO (BaseballStL) -- The Cardinals smacked five home runs in each of the first five innings against the Cubs on Friday afternoon.
Matt Holliday got the scoring going early with a monster shot to center to give the Cards a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
After the Cubs scored three runs in the bottom half, Yadier Molina hit a two-run home run out of Wrigley Field to left field to tie the game 3-3 in the second inning.
Lance Berkman homered in the third inning to give the Cards a 6-3 lead. The Cubs would score three runs in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game.
Matt Carpenter would hit a solo shot to right field to break the 6-6 tie in the fourth inning.
Allen Craig then added a solo home run of his own in the fifth inning to make it an 8-6 lead against the Cubs.
It was the first time in Cardinals history that the team hit at least one home run in five consecutive innings.