St. Louis Cardinals defeat Chicago Cubs, 4-3

The Cardinals entered Friday as a novelty: a team bearing one of the game's four best records while leading its league in errors.

Once again they defied a seeming contradiction.

Using first baseman Albert Pujols' third stolen base in as many games to push the go-ahead run into scoring position, the Cardinals embraced right fielder Ryan Ludwick's eighth-inning single to turn a defense-driven collapse into a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in front of 45,812 at Busch Sta...