Weaver pitches six strong innings as Cardinals defeat Cubs 5-2
Paul DeJong went 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs for the Cardinals, who improved to 8-6 in the season series against the National League Central leaders.
Weaver (6-9) allowed two runs on eight hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out five to defeat the Cubs for the first time in four tries this season. He suffered a 7-2 loss last Saturday in Chicago in his previous start.
The Cubs, who have a major-league-best 33 comeback victories this season, came up empty against the St. Louis bullpen.
Right-handers Mike Mayers, Jordan Hicks, and Bud Norris each pitched a perfect inning of relief for the Cardinals, with Norris earning his career-high 20th save of the season.
With one out, Yadier Molina doubled to left and DeJong hit a run-scoring triple to right that went off the end of Jason Heyward's glove and deflected off the wall. Jose Martinez lined a single to right to make it 2-1.
Dexter Fowler led off with a single to left, and Yairo Munoz grounded a single to right, sending Fowler to third. Fowler was thrown out at the plate on Weaver's tapper back to the mound. With two outs, Molina lined a run-scoring double to left, and DeJong followed with a two-run single to center to increase the lead to 5-1.
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