The win moves the Cubs within two games of N-L Central-leading Milwaukee.
Alfonso Soriano had a single, double and triple for the Cubs, who've won nine of 12. Chicago's 31-and-15 record since June Third is the best in the major leagues over that span.
Juan Encarnacion had four singles and an R-B-I for the Cardinals, who are 13 games under .500.
Lilly is 11-and-4. He worked seven innings and gave up a run and six hits. Cards starter Adam Wainwright fell to 9-and-8 after giving up six runs in five innings.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.