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L 2-7
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W 7-2
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(AP) -- After failing to stifle one of the Chicago Cubs' top prospects, the St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of matching their longest losing streak this season.

The Cardinals will seek to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat in Saturday's opener to a doubleheader, and Justin Masterson will try to shake off another lackluster outing while attempting to contain promising rookie Jorge Soler.

The Cubs (60-74) earned their eighth win in 12 games in Friday's series opener as Soler hit a pair of home runs. The outfielder, who also singled in the 7-2 victory, is 7 for 11 with three homers and six RBIs in his first three major league games.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Castro.287
HR: A. Rizzo30
RBI: A. Rizzo71
SB: A. Alcantara7
W: T. Wood8
ERA: T. Wood4.72
Saves: H. Rondon22
K: J. Arrieta135
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 7361.545-
St. Louis 7162.5341.5
Pittsburgh 7064.5223
Cincinnati 6570.4818.5
Chi Cubs 6074.44813
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (28)
Runs: 510 (27)
Hits: 1095 (27)
Home Runs: 133 (6)
Stolen Bases: 54 (25)
OBP: .298 (29)
SLG: .386 (15)
Total Bases: 1766 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.69 (18)
Runs Allowed: 555 (18)
Saves: 30 (25)
Strikeouts: 1107 (6)
OpBA: .243 (9)
OBP: .311 (13)
SLG: .365 (7)
Run Support: 3.77 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/27 J. Ruggiano Placed on 15-Day DL (Left ankle surgery - out for season)
8/27 J. Soler Called Up from Minors
8/27 R. Sweeney Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
8/27 L. Watkins Called Up from Minors
8/26 S. Castro Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/27 R. Sweeney Strained left hamstring (on 15-day DL)
8/26 A. Rizzo Left game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23 J. Ruggiano Sprained left ankle (on 15-day DL)
8/21 E. Jackson Strained right lat (on 15-day DL)
8/9 B. Schlitter off 15-day DL
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