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Cardinals beat Cubs 2-1 on wild pitch in 9th

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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal can't get to a ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Darwin Barney in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal can't get to a ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Darwin Barney in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay makes the catch on a ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Blake DeWitt in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay makes the catch on a ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Blake DeWitt in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse delivers in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse delivers in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Cardinals kept their faint wild-card hopes alive when Carlos Marmol forced home the tying run with a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Theriot with two outs in the ninth inning and followed with a game-ending wild pitch, giving St. Louis a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. After losing consecutive games to the New York Mets and Cubs, the Cardinals began the day three games back of the wild-card leading Atlanta Braves. St. Louis plays the Cubs again Sunday, then closes with three games at Houston. Jason Motte (5-2) got two outs for the win when St. Louis ended a string of 15 consecutive scoreless innings.

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