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ST. LOUIS -- Greg Garcia's first major-league RBI won a game.

The rookie pinch-hitter was plunked by a 1-2 pitch in the bottom of the 12th inning with the bases loaded Tuesday night, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

Shortstop Jhonny Peralta started the 12th with a leadoff single off Justin Grimm (1-2), the seventh Chicago pitcher. After first baseman Allen Craig and catcher Yadier Molina drew one-out walks to fill the bases, Grimm hit Garcia in the ribs to end the four-hour, 39-minute marathon.

Seth Maness (1-2) worked around a two-out double and intentional walk to garner the win as St. Louis (20-20) climbed back to the .500 mark. The Cubs (13-25) absorbed their eighth loss in 10 games.

Chicago denied St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright his seventh win when center fielder Emilio Bonifacio delivered a two-out RBI single to right field off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth, scoring left fielder Junior Lake with the tying run.

Wainwright pitched six innings, allowing seven hits and two runs with one walk and four strikeouts. He was in line for the decision when the Cardinals took the lead with two runs in their half of the sixth.

Peralta's RBI single scored Jon Jay, who walked as a pinch-hitter for Wainwright, with the tie-breaking run. It came right after shortstop Starlin Castro committed a throwing error on a run-scoring fielder's choice grounder by third baseman Matt Carpenter, trying to force Jay at second.

Chicago grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning with one swing of Luis Valbuena's bat. The third baseman lined a two-run shot over the right-field wall, his second homer of the year, with pitcher Jake Arrieta aboard after a leadoff single.

St. Louis got a run back in its half of the inning on a two-out infield single by first baseman Matt Adams, scoring left fielder Matt Holliday. But the Cardinals spent the first four innings wasting scoring opportunities against the wild Arrieta, stranding seven runners.

The young right-hander walked five, one intentionally, and threw only 42 of his 82 pitches for strikes in four innings before being relieved by Carlos Villanueva to start the bottom of the fifth. Arrieta allowed four hits and fanned five.

NOTES: St. Louis made a bevy of pitching moves on Tuesday. It disabled LHP Tyler Lyons (left shoulder strain) and sent RHP Eric Fornataro down to Triple-A Memphis, while recalling LHP Sam Freeman and RHP Jorge Rondon from Memphis. ... Chicago's 17 runs on Monday night was its most in a game since a 17-2 pummeling of Pittsburgh back in 2009. ... Cardinals RHP Jason Motte (elbow) pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday in his first rehab game at Memphis, allowing a hit. Motte threw 10 of his 14 pitches for strikes.
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