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MLB: Chicago Cubs 2, St. Louis 1

May 8, 2013 at 12:58 AM

CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Travis Wood struck out eight over 6 2/3 efficient innings Tuesday and the Chicago Cubs edged St. Louis 2-1.

Wood (3-2) yielded only one run on five hits while overcoming a pair of walks. The left-hander allowed two or fewer earned runs for the fifth time in six starts, lowering his ERA to 2.33.

Carlos Marmol fired 1 1/3 frames of shutout relief and Kevin Gregg logged his fifth save as the Cubs took the first of a two-game series.

Nate Schierholtz provided Chicago's offense with a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn (5-1) was dealt his first loss of the season despite allowing only two runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out eight.

Allen Craig cracked a solo homer for St. Louis.

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