ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 11: Starter Joe Kelly #58 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on August 11, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 11: Starter Edwin Jackson #36 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 11, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak, beating the Chicago Cubs 8-4 and avoiding a sweep.
Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig each had three hits and drove in a run. Jon Jay and David Freese both drove in two runs, though they only had one hit between them.
The Cardinals dropped five of six to begin a 10-game homestand.
Edward Mujica worked the last two innings for his 31st save in 33 chances, overcoming Starlin Castro’s leadoff double in the eighth while working with a one-run cushion.