CHICAGO (AP) - Daniel Descalso hit a two-out, bases-loaded
single in the eighth off Kerry Wood and Albert Pujols had four hits
Tuesday night, helping Chris Carpenter get his first win of the
season as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4.
St. Louis pulled out the victory without manager Tony La Russa,
who was undergoing tests at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. General
manager John Mozeliak said the veteran manager had been diagnosed
with shingles and wasn't sure when he'd be back. Bench coach Joe
Pettini ran the team.
Carpenter (1-2) allowed four runs and 13 singles over seven
innings to get his first win since last Sept. 30. He threw 116
pitches to earn the win in his eighth start of the season. Eduardo
Sanchez pitched the ninth for his fourth save.