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Cardinals keep coming back, crush Cubs & Kimbrel in ninth for 9-8 victory

On the first two pitches of the ninth inning, the Cardinals hit back-to-back home runs against Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel to tie the game and then take the game. Yadier Molina's home run followed by Paul DeJong's homer sent the Cardinals to a 9-8 victory Saturday afternoon in a seesaw game that saw the Cardinals lose three leads and gain three leads and play the longest game in Wrigley history --- at 4 hours, 24 minutes.

The first-place Cardinals, now 21 games better than .500, extended their lead to six games ahead of the third-place Cubs. The two rivals have only four games remaining this season, starting with Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field.