It took until the bottom of the 9th inning but the St. Louis Cardinals walked off the winners in a 5-4 win on Saturday after Jon Jay scored on a throwing error credited to Giancarlo Stanton.
Jul 6, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Shane Robinson (43) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single that lead to a throwing error by Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (not pictured) that allowed center fielder Jon Jay (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Miami 5-4. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Kelly took to the mound for the Cardinals and pitched 6 innings. He allowed 5 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and struck out 4. Three runs came as a result of home runs.
Seth Maness pitched the 7th inning and allowed 1 hit.
Trevor Rosenthal pitched the 8th inning, where he walked one and struck out one.
Edward Mujica, two days after blowing a save, notched his first win of the season after pitching a flawless ninth inning.
In the third inning, the Cardinals got on the board when Matt Carpenter tripled and drove in Kelly. Carpenter would score when Carlos Beltran singled to center on a hit that was deflected by second baseman Derek Dietrich.
Jay scored on the error by Stanton that came on Shane Robinson‘s hit to right field. This was the first walk-off win of the season for the Cardinals.
With a win by the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cardinals are now 1 game out of first place in the NL Central.
Lance Lynn takes the start for the Cardinals tomorrow.