5 takeaway moments from Cardinals series with Blue Jays

Miranda Remaklus
TORONTO, ON - JULY 27: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the dugout after hitting a 3 run home run in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 27, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 27: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the dugout after hitting a 3 run home run in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 27, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JULY 26: Dylan Carlson #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases on his home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 26, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – JULY 26: Dylan Carlson #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases on his home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 26, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /

Timely hitting from some usual suspects

While the Cardinals struggled Tuesday, the team looked sharp on Wednesday getting some help from a team fired up to score some runs.

Dylan Carlson

On Tuesday, Dylan Carlson got the scoring started by hitting his sixth home run of the season on a fly to center field. The home run traveled 409 feet at 104 mph.

In the third inning, Carlson singled on a line drive to center field, scoring Lars Nootbaar.

On Wednesday, Carlson got the scoring started in the third inning as he knocked a double on a liner to left field, scoring Nolan Gorman.

Lars Nootbaar

In the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game, Nootbaar hit a double on a line drive to right field, scoring Brendan Donovan.

Nolan Gorman

In the fifth inning, Gorman took a blast opposite field with his short, compact swing.

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Gorman’s home run to left center field was his tenth homer of the season. The blast traveled 412 feet at a 105.5 mph.

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