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MLB: St. Louis 5, Chi. Cubs 3 (11 innings)

May 3, 2008 at 12:12 AM

ST. LOUIS, May 3 (UPI) -- Skip Schumaker hit a one-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning Friday, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.

The Cardinals began the month of May on a winning note after having set a franchise record with 18 victories in April.

St. Louis took a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning, but the Cubs forced extra innings when Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run home run off Jason Isringhausen.

Chad Fox (0-1) was on the mound for his second inning of work when Aaron Miles led off the St. Louis 11th with a single. Fox unleashed a wild pitch, allowing Miles to go to second, and Brendan Ryan laid down a sacrifice that sent Miles to third.

Schumaker homered to right on the first pitch from Fox.

That made a winner out of Ron Villone (1-0), who gave up a hit in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

The Cubs lost for the fourth time in five games and fell 1 1/2 games behind the division-leading Cardinals.

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