Kyle Gibson’s strong start, Pedro Pages’ big swing lift Cardinals over Cubs, 3-0

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ivan Herrera (48) hits an RBI double against the Chicago Cubs Friday during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Il. (Matt Marton/USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO — Cardinals catcher Pedro Pages’ first major league home run had just enough steam behind it to land in the basket just above the storied Wrigley Field ivy in left field. Meanwhile, Patrick Wisdom’s towering blast did not. Instead, Wisdom’s ball came to rest in left fielder Brendan Donovan’s glove, and the momentum it might have carried with it disappeared.