(St. Louis, MO) — Yadier Molina hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to propel the Cardinals to an 8-5 win over the Royals at Busch Stadium. The blast erased a 5-4 deficit for St. Louis, which stretched its winning streak to five games. Jose Martinez also homered for the Cards. Matt Bowman got the win in relief and Trevor Rosenthal posted his ninth save.
>>”Rally Cat” Sparks Cards’ Comeback
(St. Louis, MO) — Do you remember the Cardinals’ “Rally Squirrel?” Well now they have a “Rally Cat.” A cat ran out onto the field in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs and the bases loaded with Yadier Molina at the plate. After a grounds crew member ran out to the outfield to retrieve the cat, Molina belted a go-ahead grand slam on the very next pitch.
>>Cardinals Play Royals One More Time Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals play the Royals one more time tonight at Busch Stadium. It’s the finale of their four-game, home-and-home series. Lance Lynn will start for St. Louis and Jason Hammel for Kansas City. The Cardinals are second in the NL Central at 58-and-56, a game-and-a-half behind the first-place Cubs and six-and-a-half out of the NL wild card race.
>>Cardinals To Wear Nickname Jerseys For MLB’s Players Weekend
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals will be wearing special alternate uniforms later this month for MLB’s Players Weekend. Players will be allowed to wear chosen nicknames on the back of their uniforms the weekend of August 25th through the 27th. The Cards tweeted they will include “Big T” for Trevor Rosenthal, “MoMo” for Stephen Piscotty and “Tsunami” for Carlos Martinez.
>>Cubs Cut Down By Giants
(San Francisco, CA) — Brian Duensing gave up a tiebreaking single to Jarrett Parker in the seventh inning and the Cubs went on to lose 3-1 to the Giants in San Francisco. Pedro Strop served up a solo homer to Hunter Pence in the eighth as Chicago lost two-of-three. The Cubs lead the NL Central at 59-and-54, a game-and-a-half ahead of Milwaukee.
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