Cardinals Best Cubbies, 5-3

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 12:05 AM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols connects for a two-run double in the fourth inning in an MLB baseball game against the Chicago Cubs last night in St. Louis.   (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
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(Newser) – Albert Pujols reached base for the 32nd consecutive game, one shy of his personal best to start the year, and did it with a key two-run double in the fourth inning that was the go-ahead hit in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs last night. Todd Wellemeyer (3-1) beat the team that drafted him with five solid innings.

Jason Isringhausen worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 13 chances, shaking off recent woes, to help the Cardinals finish 7-3 on a season-long 10-game homestand. Adam Kennedy had a pair of RBI singles and walked twice and catcher Yadier Molina received a huge ovation in the fifth when he threw out Ryan Theriot attempting to steal second from his knees.