MLB roundup: Stunning comeback win for Cardinals
One out away from another defeat to a last-place team, the St. Louis Cardinals pulled off a stunning comeback.
Scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night, St. Louis beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 at Busch Stadium. Yadier Molina was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded from Ross Ohlendorf, capping the amazing rally.
Molina started the inning with a leadoff single, but Tony Cingrani (2-4) retired the next two hitters. Tommy Pham then walked, and pinch hitter Kolten Wong was plunked by a pitch to fill the bases.
Matt Carpenter singled home two runs, and Stephen Piscotty lined a single to left to drive in a third run. After Matt Holliday drew a four-pitch walk, Ohlendorf relieved Cingrani.
Ohlendorf issued a game-tying walk to Brandon Moss on a 3-2 pitch, setting the stage for the walk-off hit by pitch.
Blue Jays 7, Rays 5
TORONTO –Devon Travis drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with his fourth hit of the game, Jose Bautista followed with a two-run double and Toronto defeated Tampa Bay.
Edwin Encarnacion added three RBIs and a solo home run for the Blue Jays (64-49) who had lost their two previous games. Brad Miller had two doubles and two RBIs for the Rays (45-66). Bautista also had three RBIs.
Joaquin Benoit (2-1) pitched around a walk and a single in the top of the seventh to earn his first win for the Blue Jays after being obtained in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.
Rangers 4, Rockies 3
DENVER — Mitch Moreland lined a double into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth, completing a three-run uprising and giving Texas a win over Colorado.
Rockies closer Carlos Estevez (2-7) blew a save for the second straight start and gave way to left-hander Boone Logan, who had held left-handed hitters to an average of .141 (11-for-78) with 27 strikeouts before Moreland connected.
David Dahl, facing left-hander Jake Diekman, opened the Rockies ninth with a single, extending his hitting streak to 14 games to start his career. Diekman struck out Nick Hundley and got Cristhian Adames to ground into a game-ending double play to earn his third save.