St. Louis 6, NY Mets 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 40658

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 0
St. Louis 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 9 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 73-82 31-44 42-38 L2
St. Louis 86-69 43-34 43-35 W4

Recap


David Freese had a season-high five RBIs, three of them on a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday at Busch Stadium to gain a game in the National League wild-card race.

The Cardinals pulled within 1 1/2 games of the Atlanta Braves, 4-0 losers at Florida on Wednesday. St. Louis has won 12 of 14.

Freese started the scoring with a two-run triple in the first and he added an even bigger hit with two outs in the seventh, taking Pedro Beato the other way for a three-run blast to right.

Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia (13-7) allowed four runs – all unearned – over 7 2/3 innings to improve to 3-0 in four September starts.

New York leadoff man Jose Reyes went 1-for-4 to keep his average at .330 and pull even with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun for the NL lead. Braun went 0-for-4 Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs.

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 for St. Louis. He has reached base in 37 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors.

New York's Willie Harris hit a two-out, solo home run off Jason Motte in the ninth before Motte struck out Josh Thole for his eighth save, all of which have come in September.

The Mets (73-82) are assured of their third consecutive losing season. They have lost nine of 11 to drop a season-worst nine games below .500.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   St. Louis
Chris Schwinden Player Jaime Garcia
No Decision W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.2
5 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
NY Mets   St. Louis
Willie HarrisPlayer Yadier Molina
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 7 1 12 .212 5 7 3 0 0 0
St. Louis 9 1 16 .273 12 7 6 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .553 after a win and .557 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Mets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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