Carpenter gets first win as Cardinals beat Cubs

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.