ST. LOUIS (AP) — For one inning, Jorge Soler and all those Chicago Cubs rookies looked like playoff-tested veterans and the St. Louis Cardinals appeared shaken.
That's all it took.
Kyle Hendricks and Addison Russell had successful squeeze bunts and Soler capped a five-run second with a two-run homer off Jaime Garcia, and the Cubs held off the Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday night to even their NL Division Series at a game apiece.
"Listen, I can't be more proud of our guys," manager Joe Maddon said. "When you win a wild-card game like we did, I promise you, you settle in. We didn't win yesterday but we were not overwhelmed by anything."