Cubs push Cards to brink of elimination

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Posted: Oct 12, 2015 10:37 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs blasted a Major League Baseball post-season record of six home runs in an 8-6 win on Monday as they pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to the brink of elimination in their National League Division Series.

Seeking to end a 107-year wait for a World Series title, the Cubs electrified their home crowd at Wrigley Field in Game Three as Kyle Schwarber, Starlin Castro, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler all clubbed homers.

Fowler hit the Cubs' sixth homer of the game, over right field in the bottom of the eighth, to set the record and put Chicago ahead 8-4 before Stephen Piscotty followed suit for St. Louis in the top of the ninth to cut the deficit as Randal Grichuk also scored.

The Cubs' win over the top-seeded Cardinals made it 2-1 in the best-of five series that remains in Chicago for a possible clincher in Game Four on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)