Street. Louis – Albert Pujols He fired a grand slam knockout and drove in five runs, Adam Wainwright He made seven sharp runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 13-0 on Thursday in three games.
“We’re playing now, I think the way we were expecting to play earlier in the year,” Pujols said. “We didn’t, but we had a few glimpses here and there. Now we’re playing the best baseball game we’ve played all year.”
Wainwright described Pujols as “incredible”.
“He looks the same as he did when he left mine,” Wainwright said. “That’s what it’s supposed to look like, here, this stadium, doing these things.”
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Cardinals are the first team in major league history to have at least a 40-year-old player to hit the four majors and the last 40 to have played at least seven rounds in the same game. Pujols is 42 years old, two years older than Wainwright.
The NL’s Leading Cardinals won their fourth straight and sent Colorado to its fifth straight defeat. St. Louis have won 12 of their past 13 home games and have taken 12 direct games from the Rockies at Busch Stadium.
The Pujols achieved his 690th career home run, connecting Austin Jumper He crowned with three five games making it 10-0. This was the grand slam of his 16th career for Pujols – his first as a disc hitter – and propelled him to a tie with Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, and Dave Kingman for a 10th all-time slam hit.
He became the first player to hit a Grand Slam during the game’s first three rounds since Bobby Morzer at the Yankees on July 25, 1971, against the Brewers.
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said he made the unconventional decision to pinch the Pujols in the third inning for the designated hitter. Brendan Donovan Because he loved the match against Jumper.
“He was killing lefties,” Marmol said. “The match is never over, but you can put the match away out there with good swings and it’s always good to get the fans involved. We felt good about that and he did his job.”
Pujols added an RBI single.
“I think at the end of the day, to be just part of a great organization, a great group of players who want to win, young players who are watching, I’m happy to be here, and just help these guys,” Pujols said. “It’s fun, believe me.”
Wainwright (10-9) threw three hits, two of which were singles hits. He hit seven, did nothing and retired the last 13 of his hitter.
“My job today was just not to spoil it,” he said. “The offense was the story. It was great you know and Albert hitting the Grand Slam, I mean we love living in his right shadow, which is where we need to be.”
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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