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Cardinals beat Arrieta, Cubs 7-2 to complete 3-game sweep

When the St. Louis Cardinals arrived at Wrigley Field for a three-game series, manager Mike Matheny shook off questions about their 12 1/2-game deficit to the surging Cubs by insisting he avoids looking at the standings.

"It's just not allowing me to fall into the trap, the trap of either being content or being overwhelmed," Matheny said.

Three games later, Cardinals showed the NL Central may not be sewn up just yet.

Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning for his first win in nearly two months and the Cardinals waited out Jake Arrieta before roughing up Chicago's bullpen in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run...