With a 6-0 lead for the Los Angeles Angels against the St. Louis Cardinals on the road in the ninth-inning and with two outs, it appeared as if everything was safe for the moment for Los Angeles.
Jose Martinez hit a solo home run off of Jake Jewel to get a rally started. Kolten Wong had a 2-run double to cut the lead to 6-3. Dexter Fowler then had an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-4. That would be as close as St. Louis would get. Paul DeJong grounded out to shortstop as the Angels hanged on for a 6-4 win.
This is most likely Albert Pujols’s final game at Busch Stadium. He received a standing ovation on every at bat from the crowd. Pujols was with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2001-2011. He won two World Series Championships with them.
Albert Pujols is one of the most iconic figures in St. Louis Cardinals history.
He went 2-for-5 from the plate on Sunday night against his former team.
Tommy La Stella had an RBI single for the Angels in the second-inning.
He also had another RBI single in the sixth-inning for Los Angeles.
It was a good thing that they scored four runs in the ninth-inning because of what happened with two outs in the ninth-inning for the Cardinals.
David Fletcher had a two-run single for the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth-inning. Dustin Garneau had an RBI single and Wilferdo Tovar walked with the bases loaded.
Tyler Skaggs (5-6) was the winning pitcher for Los Angeles. He pitched five innings and gave up four hits. Skaggs didn’t give up any runs or walks and he struck out three batters.
Mike Mikolas (5-8) was the losing pitcher for St. Louis. He pitched five innings and gave up seven hits and one run. Mikolas walked two batters and struck out four.
The only chance these two teams will face each other again this season is if they both somehow make it to the postseason.
The Los Angeles Angels will host the Cincinnati Reds for a two-game set starting on Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals will host the Oakland Athletics for a two-game set starting on Tuesday night.