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Cards Beat Cubs in Game #1

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Rookie Shelby Miller pitched five shutout innings and Yadier Molina had a two-run double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs Monday night.

Miller (8-4), who had to wait out a rain delay of 1 hour, 59 minutes to start the game, left due to cramping in his right leg.

He allowed just two hits and struck out five in the shortest start of his career.

His previous shortest stint was 5 1-3 innings at Los Angeles on May 26th.

Kevin Siegrist and Seth Manness followed Miller and combined for two shutout innings before Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run in the eighth on a broken bat single by Nate Schierholtz.

Edward Munica gave up a homer to Darwin Barney with two outs in the ninth, but still earned his 20th save in 20 opportunities.

Game #2 of the four game series gets underway at 7:15pm Tuesday night.

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