The Cubs clinched their second straight NL Central title Saturday, beating the Cardinals 5-4 behind Ted Lilly's seven innings at rocking Wrigley Field.
Kyle Lohse came within two outs of his second shutout in three starts and the Reds got home runs from Ken Griffey Jr., Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Dunn in a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals.
Jason Marquis beat his old team for the second straight time and Felix Pie hit his first career home run in the Cubs' 5-3 victory against the Cardinals.
Greg Maddux pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Derrek Lee hit his second homer of the season and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-1.
Mark Mulder threw a five-hitter for his second shutout of the season and John Mabry hit a two-run homer, helping the Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks 5-0.
Mark Mulder flopped again in his second outing for the St. Louis Cardinals, with Austin Kearns hitting a three-run homer and Joe Randa getting three hits Wednesday in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5 win.
St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina didn't tag out just one runner at the plate Saturday, he got two.
ST LOUIS 5, PITTSBURGH 3 (2ND GAME)
Albert Pujols homered leading off the ninth inning, and John Mabry was 4-for-4 and four RBI to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Montreal Expos 5-4 Thursday night.