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Cards' Carpenter homers in 6th straight

(AP Photo/Jim Young)

CHICAGO (AP) Matt Carpenter has a garden in his backyard that was planted by teammate Adam Wainwright. The infielder is using the fresh ingredients to make his own salsa, and he brought some on St. Louis' road trip for the first time.

Apparently, it's one potent mixture.

Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking double in the Cardinals' three-run ninth inning, helping St. Louis beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday for a split of their day-night doubleheader.

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NL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1t J. Aguilar, Mil25
1t N. Arenado, Col25
1t M. Carpenter, StL25
4 B. Harper, Was23
5 M. Muncy, LAD22
6 P. Goldschmidt, Ari21
7t O. Albies, Atl20
7t T. Story, Col20
9t J. Báez, ChC19
9t C. Blackmon, Col19
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NL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 J. Báez, ChC74
2 N. Arenado, Col72
3t J. Aguilar, Mil71
3t E. Suárez, Cin71
5 T. Story, Col68
6 F. Freeman, Atl64
7t S. Gennett, Cin63
7t A. Rizzo, ChC63
9 N. Markakis, Atl62
10t A. Duvall, Cin60
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