Cardinals widen their lead to five games on their archrivals with eight games remaining. Also: Team awaits word on results of Kolten Wong's MRI to determine severity of his hamstring strain.
A midgame substitute for injured second baseman Kolten Wong, Matt Carpenter came up in the 10th inning after closer Carlos Martinez blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth. Carpenter homered on the first pitch he saw to send the Cardinals to a 5-4 victory at Wrigley Field. Read more
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