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Carlson homers, drives in 4 runs as Cardinals beat Cubs 8-3

Only one of the five runs allowed by Cubs starter Alec Mills was earned.
St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson watches his home run during the sixth inning of a baseball...
St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson watches his home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, July 19, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)(Joe Puetz | AP)
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:44 PM EDT
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 5 2/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3. Woodford, who was recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to the game, struck out six and didn’t allow a walk. Carlson’s four RBIs tied a career high set earlier this season on April 7 against Miami. Only one of the five runs allowed by Cubs starter Alec Mills was earned.

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