Bellinger drove in four runs in the Cubs’ win over the Cardinals

CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Bellinger had four RBIs and Nico Hoerner had three of 15 hits for the Chicago Cubs, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Saturday in a rain-marred divisional matchup.

Chicago trailed 1-0, 3-1, 5-3 and 6-5 before taking the lead for the first time thanks to three runs in the sixth inning. Bellinger hit a two-run single into right field and Seiya Suzuki scored a short that gave the Cubs an 8-6 lead.

This delayed the game by 25 minutes. Later, it rained sporadically until it became necessary to call off the proceedings.

A crowd of 40,425 at Wrigley Field sang along to Credence’s Clearwater revival song “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” (Have you ever seen rain?) During the 87-minute interval.

Bellinger, who could be traded before the Aug. 1 deadline for these transactions, continued to fire back with the bat. The 2019 National League MVP is hitting .382 (42-for-110) with 21 RBIs in his last 30 games.

Venezuela’s Daniel Palencia (2-0) earned the win with one out. His compatriot Aubert Alsole earned his ninth save.

Zach Thompson (2-3) took the loss.

Dodgers, Dodgers, Venezuela’s Yoni Hernandez 1-0 with one run, David Peralta 5-4 with one run and two RBIs, Miguel Rojas 4-1 with one run.

On the Rangers side, Cuban Adolis Garcia is 1-0. Dominicans Ezequiel Duran went 3-1 and Leoty Taveras went 4-1.

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