Wainwright, Molina make history in Cardinals best win of season

ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 02: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals walk to the dug out prior to a game against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on August 2, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 02: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals walk to the dug out prior to a game against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on August 2, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /
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St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals stands on first base. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

Albert Pujols continues to turn back the clock

In the midst of ridiculous allegations from media of PED usage, Albert Pujols continues to look like his old self, providing huge at-bats for the club and contributing to these big wins.

Although he did not homer tonight in his pursuit of 700, he provide a huge insurance run on an RBI double in the bottom of the 8th to score Tyler O’Neill from first base. Pujols continues to not only be a fun story down the stretch, but a key member of the Cardinals lineup.

Albert was hit by a pitch in a full count against Burnes earlier in the game, and his double came off right-hander Brad Boxberger, showing the 42-year old can have big moments when left-handers are not on the mound.

All season long, the Cardinals have had to rely on different names to surround Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, but since July, Pujols has really become the “third guy” in this lineup. If he continues to step up in the biggest moments, there could be some magic in store for this club in October.

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