Sunday’s Major League Baseball action saw 7 teams win their games in walk-off fashion - the most since May 28th, 2004. Unfortunately, for the St. Louis Cardinals, they were on the losing end of a walk-off contest against the Dodgers, losing 4-3 in 10 innings to Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.
The Cardinals managed 7 hits on the day, including a run scoring double from Albert Pujols. Andre Ethier had 3 hits for the Dodgers, with his game winner coming in the bottom of the 10th inning. A line-drive to right field scored Jaun Pierre from second base and the Dodgers salvaged one game from the weekend set against the Redbirds.
Clayton Kershaw had a memorable Big League debut on the mound for LA, going 6 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while strikng out 7. Takashi Saito (3-1) pitched 2 scoreless innings for the win. Mike Parisi (0-1) game up the game winner on 2 hits to take the loss. St. Louis starter Todd Wellemeyer allowed 3 earned runs in 6 innings.
The Cardinals have Memorial Day off before opening a series with the Houston Astros Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. Braden Looper (6-3) is slated to pitch for the Redbirds against Shawn Chacon (1-0) for the Astros.