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Lake drives in 6 as Cubs rout Cards

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  • The Cubs' Junior Lake watches his three-run home run during the second inning Monday, May 12 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

      The Cubs' Junior Lake watches his three-run home run during the second inning Monday, May 12 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
    Associated Press

  • Darwin Barney rounds third to score on a double by teammate Junior Lake against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning Monday at Busch Stadium.

      Darwin Barney rounds third to score on a double by teammate Junior Lake against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning Monday at Busch Stadium.
    Associated Press

 
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ST. LOUIS -- Junior Lake homered, doubled twice and drove in six runs as the Chicago Cubs broke loose, routing the St. Louis Cardinals 17-5 on Monday night.

The Cubs had totaled just four runs while getting swept in a three-game series at Atlanta over the weekend, and had lost seven of eight overall. Chicago has the worst record in the league at 13-24 but is 4-3 against the defending NL champions.

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Mike Olt's two-run homer capped a four-run first. Leadoff man Emilio Bonafacio had four of Chicago's 20 hits and scored four times, once on a play overturned by video review.

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each drove in three as the Cubs set season highs for runs and hits.

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