CHICAGO (Ticker) --
's RBI single in the 12th snapped a tie as the
held on for a 7-6 victory over the
Schneider's hit to center field off
, giving the Expos a 6-5 lead. After a single by
, Montreal added an insurance run when
lifted a sacrifice fly to score Schneider.
"I hit the ball well all night and had nothing to show for it," Schneider said. "But it was huge for us to get that hit. But the two hits after that and
getting that sacrifice (fly) was what made it tonight."
The insurance run proved crucial as
belted his second homer of the game in the bottom of the 12th, pulling the Cubs within 7-6. But
induced a forceout by pinch hitter
to secure his second save.
"When the wind is blowing in here, this is a tough place to hit," Patterson said. "Not just because of the wind, but because of the high grass as well. I had a good approach tonight, so I was able to hit the ball hard a couple of times."
Patterson had four hits for the Cubs, who lead the
San Francisco Giants
by one-half game in the National League wild card race.
"We really don't care what the other teams are doing," Patterson said. "I know I feel that way and if you ask any of my teammates, I know they would say the same thing."
(5-3) notched the win, allowing three hits and a walk in two innings.
Trailing 1-0, the Cubs scored three times in the fourth on an error and a wild pitch. But Montreal posted three runs in the seventh when
walked two batters with the bases loaded after an RBI single by
, who finished with four hits.
was lifted after 2 2/3 innings with a strained trapezoid muscle.
"They noticed I was throwing the ball differently," Clement said. "When you are out there with the adrenaline flowing, you don't feel anything. I think if it was serious, I would have felt something and known it on my own. I guess it just got tighter and tighter."
homered and drove in two runs for the Expos.