Raul Ibanez ripped a solo home run off Cardinals reliever Mike Timlin in the bottom of the 9th to give the Royals a 3-2 over St. Louis. Carlos Febles got the Royals on board in the 2nd with a two-run single. Placido Polanco made it 2-1 with an RBI single in the 3rd, and Albert Pujols scored on a wild pitch in the 4th to tie it up at two apiece. It stayed that way til Ibanez’s walk off homer. Timlin was charged with the loss. Roberto Hernandez got the win in relief. The Royals and Cards meet at Busch Stadium this weekend. Tonight the Birds travel to Seattle to take on the Mariners. The Royals are at home to face the Marlins.