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MLB: St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1

April 25, 2012 at 5:43 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran hit a tie-breaking double and David Freese homered in the sixth inning Wednesday, boosting St. Louis to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

With two outs and Rafael Furcal at second in a 1-1 tie game, Beltran blasted a pitch from Chris Volstad (3-0) off the left field wall, allowing the go-ahead run to score.

After stealing third, he trotted home when Freese connected on a 2-2 pitch, sending it deep into the left field bleachers for the Cards, who avoided their first three-game sweep at Wrigley Field since 2006.

Freese also contributed an RBI single while Shane Robinson went 3-for-4 in the victory.

Lance Lynn (4-0) won his fourth straight to begin the season, yielding only one run on six hits over eight innings while walking two and striking out seven.

Volstad let in four runs on six frames over a six-inning start for the Cubs.

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