ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs weren’t exactly the best practitioners of extra-inning baseball before Tuesday night’s fray dragged deep into the night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals, the only team in the National League not to have won in extra time, had been 0-3 in games past nine innings and the Cubs 1-4 with their only bonus-frames win over the Cardinals here in April.
But the Cardinals finally attained a milestone of sorts. They scored their first extra-inning run of the season in the 12th inning, equating to their first extra-inning win. It came in bizarre fashion as rookie Greg Garcia was hit with a 1-2 pitch with the bases loaded and one out to enable the Cardinals to ease past the Cubs, 4-3, in 4 hours, 39 minutes.
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