CUBS BEAT CARDS BEHIND QUINTANA

The Chicago Cubs cooled off Matt Carpenter and increased their lead in the National League Central Division. Jose Quintana worked seven strong innings and Kyle Schwarber belted a tiebreaking solo homer to propel the Cubs to a 7-2 win over the St Louis Cardinals Sunday at Wrigley Field. Quintana blanked the Redbirds after falling behind 2-0 in the fourth inning. He gave up six hits and four walks in helping the Cubs win three of five in the series. Carpenter was 1 for 4 with a single after homering in a team record tying six straight games. He was 9 for 17 overall in the series with six homers and 10 RBI. Willson Conteras delivered  a pair of run scoring singles for the Cubs who moved 3 1/2 games in front of Milwaukee. The Cubs remain at home to open a four game set with the Arizona Diamondback Monday night. It will be Patrick Corbin (6-4) pitching the opener for the Dbacks and Luke Farrell (3-3) going for the Cubs. Hear all the action on Lite 103 WAKO beginning with the pregame at 6:30 p.m. Central Time 7:30 Eastern.