CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter tied a major-league record with five extra base hits before being pulled after his third home run of the day in the Cardinals' rout of the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Carpenter, 32, went 5-for-5 with seven runs driven in and four scored, becoming only the second player in the modern era to record three home runs and two doubles in the same game. Cubs' third baseman Kris Bryant is the other player to accomplish that feat. Carpenter led off the game with a home run with a home run against Jon Lester. It was his team-record sixth leadoff homer of the season and the 21st of his career, matching the club mark held by Hall of Famer Lou Brock. He later hit another home run off Lester, who gave up eight earned runs in three-plus innings of work. His final home run came off another lefty, Brian Duensing, barely making it into the right field basket with the aid of some wind. ...



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