The Cardinals had six All Stars this year in total. Rafael Furcal and Carlos Beltran were chosen to start, Yadier Molina was initially chosen as a reserve player, Matt Holliday was chosen as an injury replacement, Lance Lynn was picked by his fellow players, and David Freese won the final vote. Molina ended up being taken off the roster due to his bereavement leave, but the other Cardinals all saw action aside from Lance Lynn.
Furcal batted ninth and went 1-3 while scoring one of the NL All Stars eight runs. Beltran drew a walk from the uncharacteristically wild Justin Verlander and scored on Pablo Sandoval‘s bases clearing triple. Holliday replaced Carlos Gonzalez at the DH position and belted an RBI single. He then scored on Melky Cabrera‘s two run shot in the fourth. David Freese was the only Cardinal that didn’t reach base as he struck out in his only at bat.
In all, it was a great showing for the St Louis representatives and a great way for the players to reunite with their former manager.
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