Right fielder Ryan Ludwick hit his ninth and 10th home runs of the season, including a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to lift St. Louis over Tampa Bay, 9-8, on Saturday
The Cardinals were leading 8-4 when the bullpen fell apart, giving up three in the 7 th and one in the 8 th . Randy Flores was charged with three runs on three hits as the Rays battled back.
Albert Pujols tied Ludwick for the team lead after Ludwick homered in the 2 nd for his 9 th . Pujols’ shot came in bottom of the 6 th . Ludwick now leads the team with his ten homers.
Ryan Franklin gets the win, as Kyle McClellan gets the blown save for giving up the tying run in the 8 th .