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Carlson homers, drives in four runs as Cardinals beat Cubs 8-3

(AP) Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 5 2/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3.

Woodford, who was recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to the game, struck out six and didn’t allow a walk. Carlson’s four RBIs tied a career high set earlier this season on April 7 against Miami.

Only one of the five runs allowed by Cubs starter Alec Mills was earned.

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