Rasmus, Cards walk off with win over Brewers


Colby Rasmus singled in Aaron Miles with one out in the 11th inning to give the Cards a 5-4 win. The win puts St. Louis 10 games over .500 for the first time since early May. The Redbirds are in a battle with Cincinnati for first, but it appears they have regained some of their early season swagger.

Albert Pujols is a big reason. The superstar hit another home run after his three-homer day last week at Wrigley. Pujols is looking better at the plate and leading the offensive charge.

The offense was firing on all cylinders early with a four-run first inning. The Cards didn’t score again until Rasmus’ game-winner in extras. Pujols’ homer got things started in the first and Rasmus plated two more runs with a double to punctuate the opening frame.

Adam Ottavino settled in for a solid day on the mound before Tony La Russa pulled him in the sixth after one batter. Ottavino threw 75 pitches in five innings. Dennys Reyes came in and struggled. Reyes didn’t get an out, gave up one run, and left the bases loaded. After a fielder’s choice and sac fly, the game was tied and neither team could break free.

Rasmus came through in a big way for the win. He finished his day with three hits and a walk. The Cards are looking to build up some momentum after a tough May for everyone. With June comes summer and a new outlook. The Cards can go strong leading into the All-Star break in July.