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Jay helps Cards edge Cubs

5:37 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jon Jay's tie-breaking RBI single in the eighth inning proved to be the difference in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a two-game series at Wrigley Field.

Carlos Beltran had three hits and drove in two runs and Jay finished with two RBI for the Cardinals, winners in seven of their last eight.

Seth Maness (2-0) picked up the win in relief of starter Jake Westbrook. Maness lasted 1 2/3 innings and allowed one hit, while forcing two inning- ending double plays in the victory.

Westbrook tossed 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits.

Nate Schierholtz plated two runs for the Cubs, while James Russell blew the save in the seventh after allowing Beltran to tie the game with an RBI single. Michael Bowden (1-2) gave up two hits, including Jay's eventual game-winner, to absorb the loss.

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