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Cubs hold off Cards 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookies Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro homered Saturday, completing a successful week at the top of Chicago's order and helping the Cubs to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cardinals finally scored after being shut out the previous two days but still followed an eight-game winning streak with their third straight loss.

Since Cubs manager Lou Piniella decided last Sunday to put his two youngest position players atop the batting order, Colvin and Castro have combined to hit .385 with 13 runs and 11 RBIs.

One of the majors' lowest-scoring teams, Chicago has averaged 7.2 runs in the six games since the move, winning four times.

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