Castro’s 2 homers lead Cubs over Cardinals 8-3

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Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs tips his helmet to the fans after hitting three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the sixth inning on September 18, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

CHICAGO  — Starlin Castro matched his career high with six RBIs, hitting a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth and a three-run drive in the sixth to lead the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 Friday for their fourth straight win.

Castro went 3 for 3 with a walk in the third multihomer game of his career. He put the Cubs ahead 5-3 in the fifth with his drive off Seth Maness (4-2), then connected off Steve Cishek in the sixth for his 10th homer this season. Castro also had six RBIs against Cincinnati on May 7, 2010.

Chicago began the day two games behind Pittsburgh for the NL’s top wild-card berth. The Cubs closed within six games of the NL Central-leading Cardinals.