Jackson, Cubs blank Cards

10:05 PM, Jul 11, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Edwin Jackson spun seven scoreless innings to help lift the Chicago Cubs past the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0, in the opener of a four-game set at Wrigley Field.

Jackson (6-10) scattered just three hits without surrendering a walk for the first time all year. It's Jackson's third straight win.

Anthony Rizzo drove in all three runs while Starlin Castro had three hits and scored twice for the Cubs, who have won five of their last six games.

Jake Westbrook (5-4) had an effective outing, but the Cardinals offense was nowhere to be found. He yielded three runs on seven hits and four walks over seven frames.

Allen Craig registered two of the four hits for St. Louis, who had a five- game win streak snapped.

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