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Schierholtz powers Cubs past Cardinals

10:54 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

Alfonso Soriano had two hits and scored a run for the Cubs, who have won two straight games.

Travis Wood (3-2) allowed just one run -- a solo homer -- on five hits while striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings. Kevin Gregg worked a perfect ninth to pick up his fifth save.

Allen Craig smacked his second homer of the season for the Cardinals' lone run. Lance Lynn (5-1) was saddled with his first loss of the season after giving up two runs on four hits while striking out eight over seven frames.

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