The St. Louis Cardinals set a MLB record by hitting seven doubles in the same inning as the Cardinals scored 12 runs in the seventh inning to beat the Cubs 12-0 Saturday night at Busch Stadium.
David Freese led off with a hit against Justin Germano, who relieved starter Matt Garza who left with cramps. James Russel came in after the hit by Freese and with one out pinch-hitter Allen Craig doubled into the left-field corner. The Cubs then pulled the infield in, and Freese scored on Rafael Furcal’s single to left. Schumaker tripled to drive in two, and after Holliday walked, Carlos Beltran hit an RBI double. One out later, Russell departed, and Freese smacked a two-run double off Manuel Corpas, followed by Jay’s two-run double, followed by Craig’s RBI double. And the Cardinals weren’t finished. Furcal walked, Schumaker then hit an RBI double and Holliday added a two-run double.
The 12 runs and 10 hits were both season highs against the Cubs for a single inning.