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Montgomery stays unbeaten with Cardinals, blanks Cubs

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By JEFF MELNICK
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Montgomery pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to remain unbeaten with St. Louis, Lars Nootbaar and Tommy Edman homered, and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0. The NL Central-leading Cardinals have won five of six. Chicago has lost five of six. Montgomery improved to 5-0 with a 1.47 ERA since being acquired from the New York Yankees in a trade on Aug. 2. He gave up two hits to lead off the seventh before reliever Jordan Hicks struck out pinch-hitter Zach McKinstry, Nick Madrigal and Seiya Suzuki. Montgomery also extended his scoreless inning streak against the Cubs to 22 innings. He beat them 1-0 on Aug. 21 at Wrigley Field and also threw seven scoreless innings earlier this season as a member of the Yankees.

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