Albert Pujols hits No. 698 as Cards rally past Reds


Albert Pujols hits No. 698 as Cards rally past Reds – Albert Pujols hit his 698th vocation homerun as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the meeting Cincinnati Reds, 6-5, on Friday night.

Albert Pujols hits No. 698 as Cards rally past Reds
Source by: USA Today Sports

Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run and Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for St. Louis. (85-60).

Jake Fraley hit a two-run twofold and Kyle Rancher hit a solo home run for Cincinnati (57-87).

Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty permitted four sudden spikes in demand for six hits and two strolls in five innings. 

Reliever Chris Stratton (9-4) procured the triumph and Ryan Helsley struck out the 10th inning side on nine pitches for his eighteenth save.

That was the Cardinals’ most memorable flawless inning since Jason Isringhausen in 2002.

Fernando Cruz filled in as the opener for the Reds and resigned five players. 

Reiver Sanmartin, Derek Regulation, Raynel Espinal, Joel Kuhnel, Ian Gibaut, and Dauri Moreta followed, with Gibaut (1-2) assuming the misfortune.

Third inning: Cincinnati took a 1-0 lead Scratch Senzel opened with an infield single and moved to second on Arenado’s tossing mistake. 

Spencer Steer strolled, then, at that point, Flaherty hit TJ Friedl with a pitch before Jonathan India hit a run-scoring defender’s decision.

St. Louis tied the game at 1 in the lower part of the inning. 

Tyler O’Neill strolled, took a respectable halfway point, and scored on India’s tossing blunder on Brendan Donovan’s infield single.

Austin Romine and Friedl hit singles to begin the fifth, then Flaherty hit Rancher with one out. 

Fraley hit a two-run twofold and Aristides Aquino hit an RBI single to put the Reds up, 4-1.

The Cardinals tied the game at 4 in the 6th. Goldschmidt hit a twofold and scored on Arenado’s single. One out later, Pujols’ homer set things straight.

Rancher welcomed reliever JoJo Romero with a leadoff homer in the seventh to return Cincinnati ahead, 5-4.

In any case, St. Louis flooded ahead 6-5 their half of the inning. Donovan strolled and scored on Goldschmidt’s twofold. 

Arenado followed with a twofold for the game-dominating RBI.

News Original Source: Field Level Media

Original Author: Field Level Media

Author by: Sunny Grewal

Read Also

Related Video 

Leave a Reply