Friday, March 25, 2011

Redbirds Score Five in Bottom of 9th to Sink Yanks

June 23:
Yankees......... 1 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 - 9 9 1
Cardinals....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 - 10 16 1

M.Rivera LOSS(0-2), Y.Gallardo WIN(6-2)
HOME RUNS- P.Konerko(15th), J.Francoeur(13th)

Center fielder Jeff Francoeur left the yard and had 3 RBI at Bank One Ballparkas the St. Louis Cardinals won in dramatic fashion coming back to beat theNew York Yankees by the count of 10 to 9.

St. Louis had the winning rally in the 9th inning when they tallied 5 runs on6 hits. The crucial at-bat was provided by Placido Polanco who came throughfor the home fans when he tripled which was good for two runs. New York was out-hit by St. Louis, 16 hits to 9.

Yovani Gallardo(6-2) was the winner allowing no runs in 1 inning. Mariano Rivera(0-2) was charged with the loss in relief. He pitched 1/3 of an inning allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. 'Wow, that was fun!', Gallardo said following the game. 'Once in a while you play a game that reminds you just why you got into this business to begin with!'

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