Tony Cruz’s single results in Walk-Off Win


It was a very late night for the St. Louis Cardinals but catcher Tony Cruz won it with a base hit in the bottom of the 13th inning.

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The late-inning affair, televised on the MLB Network, resulted in the Cardinals seeing their magic number drop to 8 games to clinch the National League Central.

The Cardinals scattered twelve hits over thirteen innings. Jon Jay, Matt Adams, Matt Holliday, and Jhonny Peralta all had two hits a piece on the night.

Down 2-0, the Cardinals tied things up in the eighth inning. Jay drove in Kolten Wong on a single. Adams drew a bases loaded walk, scoring Matt Carpenter.

With runners on first and second in the ninth inning, the Cardinals had the opportunity to win it right there but Randal Grichuk and Carpenter struck out.

In the bottom of the 13th with runners on first and second, Cruz singled up the middle to drive in Adams for the winning run.

Shelby Miller started the game for the Cardinals and did a solid job. The Texan pitched six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out four batters. Miller now posts a 3.68 ERA on the season.

Left-handed reliever Sam Freeman picked up the win–his second–as he was the record pitcher in the game when the Cardinals walked off with the 3-2 win. Freeman struck out two batters.