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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Yadier Molina had two hits, two RBI and a run scored as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Chicago Cubs, 5-1, in the middle test of a three-game set.

Jon Jay added a home run while Lance Lynn (2-0) allowed one run on four hits and two walks through 5 1/3 innings for the Cardinals, who snapped a two-game slide.

Chris Volstad (0-1) gave up four runs -- three earned -- on six hits while striking out four to suffer the loss for the Cubs.

Starlin Castro knocked in the lone run for Chicago, which had won its previous two.