Baseball: Cards seeing double in win over Cubs
The St. Louis Cardinals tied a Major League Baseball record with seven doubles in one inning Saturday en route to a 12-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Carlos Beltran, David Freese, Jon Jay, Skip Schumaker and Matt Holliday all doubled while Allen Craig delivered a brace of doubles in the seventh inning, when St. Louis scored all 12 of their runs.
Pitcher Jake Westbrook got the win after throwing seven scoreless innings with three hits, two walks and five strikeouts.
The Cardinals sent a total of 17 hitters to the plate in the seventh inning, and their 12 runs equalled a club record for runs in a frame.
The seven doubles matched the Major League record for one inning established by the Boston Bees on August 25, 1936 -- against the Cardinals.
Six of the 12 seventh-inning runs were charged to Cubs relief pitcher James Russell, and it took four Chicago pitchers to get through the inning.