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August 17, 2013

Cubs blank Cards with 7-0 victory

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The final run in the seventh scored on a wild pitch.

Game notes

With the addition of prospect Kolten Wong (who went 0-for-3 in his debut) to the Cardinals’ roster and lineup on Friday, former World Series MVP David Freese was relegated to the bench with leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter (who had been playing second) moving to third base. “I would say it’s a day-by-day situation,” general manager John Mozeliak said.

“I’m not saying (Wong) has to play every day -- there are gonna be times when we want to get David back in the lineup -- so I imagine there’s gonna be some split playing opportunities.” ... Cubs RHP Matt Guerrier was scheduled to have surgery on his throwing arm on Friday. The surgery, performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, is expected to sideline Guerrier six to eight months. ... The Cards’ Joe Kelly (3-3) faces Travis Wood (7-9) in the second game of the series on Saturday.

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