Tuesday, May 5, 2015
- The Cardinals overcame a 5-0 first-inning deficit to win their seventh game in a row Monday night, getting a two-run double from Tony Cruz to cap a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Cubs 10-9 at Busch Stadium.
- The win improved the Cardinals' record to 19-6, their best 25-game start to a season in 116 years. The only other team in franchise history to go 19-6 in the first 25 games was the St. Louis Perfectos in 1899. They also increased their lead in the NL Central to 5 1/2 games.
- Tyler Lyons will get the start tonight in the second game of the four-game series while Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs.
- The Cardinals on Monday announced the Class of 2015 that will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame - Ted Simmons and Bob Forsch were selected in a fans vote; Curt Flood was the veteran choice of a selection committee and George Kissell was the "organization" selection. The four will be enshrined in a ceremony on Aug. 15.