Scott Seabol’s first major league home run gave the Cardinals a 3-2 lead in the seventh and helped St. Louis to a 5-3 win over the Yankees. The Cardinals rallied for four runs in the seventh inning. Seabol, who was pinch-hitting, crushed the first pitch he saw to put St. Luis on top. Two outs later Jim Edmonds drove in two runs with a double and advanced to third base on an error to cap the rally.
Seabol’s home run had a little extra meaning for him: he was drafted by the Yankees in 1996 and released by the team in 2002. Seabol had just one major league at bat with the team in 2001. Seabol received a curtain call for his efforts, but had to be coaxed out of the dugout by his teammates.
Matt Morris was going for his eighth win of the season and allowed one run over six innings. He was replaced by Al Reyes in the seventh. Reyes, Ray King and Julian Tavarez all allowed a hit apiece; King got the win in just 1/3 inning of work. Jason Isringhausen threw just six pitches in the ninth inning to earn his 18th save of the season., but got the no decision, despite allowing one run over six innings. Ray King got the victory in relief and Jason Isringhausen recorded his 18th save. St. Louis took two of three from the Yankees.