Cubs Offense Helpless Against Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals was a forgettable exertion as the offense was blanked by Jordan Montgomery indeed.

PJ Higgins and Yan Gomes open the inning with consecutive singles to put sprinters on the corners, at long last, the Cubs had a sprinter in scoring position interestingly since the third inning

That succession, at last, pursued St. Louis Cardinals starter Jordan Montgomery from the game

The Cubs had valuable open doors, getting sprinters in scoring position in the first and third innings

Concerning the pitching exhibitions, Chicago starter Adrian Sampson kept it as close as could really be expected, permitting only two runs in five innings of work, bringing his season ERA down to 3.95

Following a four-pitch stroll for Yadier Molina and a Tommy Edman flyout, Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar squashed a fastball for a homer to make it 5-

Newcomb pitched the 10th and the lefty was labeled for one more three runs, this time on a first-pitch homer to Edman

Chicago will hope to even the series at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Wrigley Field