7 elite performances from St. Louis Cardinals sweep over Rockies

Miranda Remaklus
Aug 18, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Albert Pujols (5) is congratulated by third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) and center fielder Dylan Carlson (3) after hitting a grand slam for his 690th career home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Albert Pujols (5) is congratulated by third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) and center fielder Dylan Carlson (3) after hitting a grand slam for his 690th career home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 17: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a RBI ground rule double during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium on August 17, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 17: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a RBI ground rule double during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium on August 17, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /

Nolan Arenado and Nolan Gorman being Nolans

Arenado started the scoring on Wednesday with a ground-rule double on a fly to left-center field, scoring Nootbaar. Arenado then scored on a ground-rule double by Nolan Gorman to right-center field.

Gorman ground into a force out to first base in the fifth inning Wednesday, scoring Brendan Donovan Gorman singled in the seventh inning on a liner to right field, scoring Nootbaar. Gorman ended up reaching second base.

In the eighth inning, Donovan doubled to left field, scoring Carlson. Nootbaar was out at home after getting caught between third and home. While the Cardinals won handily, the effort to get that insurance run was remarkable.

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