Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
The Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-3 and in doing so take over first place by a percentage point while moving a season high 5 games over .500. After getting down 2-0 they outscored St. Louis 5-1 thanks in part to home runs by Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras, the latter one broke a 3-3 tie. Jose Quintana pitched a quality start though without his best stuff and the bullpen did its job as Wade Davis remained perfect in save opportunities. The Cubs are in first place for the first time since May 26.