Scott Rolen hit a two-run homer and Albert Pujols swatted a two-run single, but the lead they helped build wouldn't stand. Jason Isringhausen walked two straight to load the bases and served up a grand slam in the eighth to help prevent Sidney Ponson, who went five, from winning in his Cards debut.
A day after hitting a game-tying pinch-hit homer, Michael Barrett crushed a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning to lift the Cubs to a sweep of their rivals. Jacque Jones earned his first Cubs hit in style with a three-run tater, and Sean Marshall tossed a solid 4 1/3 innings in his debut.
a-Grounded into a forceout for Wuertz in the 5th. b-Singled for Williams in the 7th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Williamson in the 8th. 1-Ran for Walker in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Cedeno (4, Ponson). HR: Jones (1, 4th inning off Ponson, 2 on, 2 out), Barrett (2, 8th inning off Isringhausen, 3 on, 0 out). TB: Walker 2; Ramirez; Barrett 5; Jones 5; Cedeno 5; Mabry. RBI: Jones 3 (4), Barrett 4 (9). 2-out RBI: Jones 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierre 3; Walker. GIDP: Lee 2. Team LOB: 5.