Fittest loser
Article posted: 7/12/2013 9:32 PM

Solid start by Villanueva

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The Cardinals' Allen Craig turns from a high pitch from Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 12, 2013, in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo, left, tags out St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig after a dropped third strike during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 12 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano (12) and center fielder Brian Bogusevic are unable to get to an RBI-double hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 12 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Carlos Villanueva threw 6 innings and allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits during the Cubs' loss to St. Louis on Friday.

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Even though he took the loss Friday as the Cubs fell 3-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals, pitcher Carlos Villanueva said he feels he has his starter's groove back, just 2 starts removed from rejoining the rotation out of the bullpen.
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    • The Cardinalsí Allen Craig turns from a high pitch from Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 12, 2013, in Chicago.
    • Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo, left, tags out St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig after a dropped third strike during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 12 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
    • Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano (12) and center fielder Brian Bogusevic are unable to get to an RBI-double hit by St. Louis Cardinalsí Matt Carpenter during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 12 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
    • Carlos Villanueva threw 6 innings and allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits during the Cubsí loss to St. Louis on Friday.
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