Volstad gave up an RBI single to Matt Carpenter in the third inning to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Then Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair the tied the game with his fourth home run of the season. But the Cardinals regained the lead in the sixth on an RBI double by Carlos Beltran and a two-run home run by David Freese.
It was definitely a letdown after the Cubs just had back-to-back walk-off wins on Monday and Tuesday against the Cards at Wrigley for the first time since July 26-27, 1961. But we'll definitely take the series win against the World Champions.
I was at today's game and below are some of my photos from the game:
|Actor Jason Alexander (George Costanza from "Seinfeld") threw out the first pitch today|
|Jason Alexander in action|
|Joe Mather hands Jason Alexander his first pitch ball|
|Starter Chris Volstad in action|
|Second baseman Darwin Barney behind Volstad|
|Third baseman Ian Stewart|
The Cubs have an off-day Thursday and will travel to Philadelphia to play a four-game series against the Phillies starting Friday at 6:05pm CST, where Paul Maholm will start for the Cubs.