Recap: Cardinals Take Two out of Three Against Cubs, Goldschmidt Hits Three Homers

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals faced off on May 9th in a highly anticipated game. The Cardinals had a needed series win after the worst start in 50 years, taking two out of three games from the Cubs at Wrigley Field. On Monday, the Cardinals emerged victorious with a score of 3-1, followed by a 6-4 triumph on Tuesday. Unfortunately, they faced defeat on Wednesday, losing 10-4. The Cardinals then traveled to Boston to face the Red Sox.[0]

In the game against the Cubs, Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals did some major damage, hitting three home runs in the game.[0] His first homer came in the first inning, when he took advantage of a hanging slider from the Cubs' pitcher. He hit the ball 433 feet into center field. Goldschmidt's second homer came in the third inning, after falling into a two-strike count.[0] He took a full count fastball and hit it into the center field seats.[0] His third homer of the game came in the sixth inning, after he swung over the top of a sinker and spun it about six feet in front of home plate.[0] He then pulled his hands in, took a swing, and deposited the ball into Big Mac land for his third homer of the afternoon.[0] This put the Cardinals ahead 12-6.

The Cubs and Cardinals game was essentially a pick 'em, with the Cubs slightly favored at -110 at the time of writing.[0] The game was aired on MLB Network and Bally Sports Detroit, with first pitch at 6:40 p.m.[0] ET.

The Tigers also faced the Cardinals in a three-game set, with the final game on May 9th resulting in a 12-6 loss for the Tigers, snapping their five-game winning streak. The game had all the makings of a gut-wrenching loss, with the Tigers giving up five runs in the top of the sixth, only to have the Cardinals hit them with a haymaker in the bottom half of the inning.[0] The Cardinals scored seven runs off three Tigers pitchers, taking advantage of three fielding errors, a hit batter, and executing a double steal in the inning.[0]

Despite the loss, Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson had a standout performance, hitting a solo homer in the fourth inning off left-hander Steven Matz.[0]

0. “Chicago Cubs Probable Pitchers & Starting Lineup vs. St. Louis Cardinals, May 9” Cubbies Crib, 9 May. 2023,

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