Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, August 31 2014 Aug 31, 2014 Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:09:00 PM CDT August 31, 2014 in Baseball
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eight-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.

St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong left in the top of the eigth after falling backward when he tried to catch a popup in short right field. He appeared to hurt his head and shoulder, and was replaced by Pete Kozma. 

Kozma, in his third stint with St. Louis this season, led off the bottom half with a double. It was his second hit in four at-bats this year. After failing to get down two bunt attempts, Daniel Descalso got the third one down and beat Carlos Villanueva's throw to first for a single. 

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