May 29, 2010

Cubs blank Cards to even series

Carlos Silva remained perfect on the hill (7-0) as the Cubs shut out the Cardinals 5-0 at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon in a nationally televised game.

Adam Ottavino made his major league debut on the hill for the Cards.

Manager Tony LaRussa stuck with the less experienced pitchers in the loss: Ottavino, Mitchell Boggs, and Blake Hawksworth, leaving St. Louis with a full compliment of more experienced hurlers for Sundays rubber match.

Matt Holliday continues to come around, gathering a couple hits.