Randy Choate hit a batter around two walks to start the 12th inning and the New York Yankees took advantage of the gifts scoring three times to grab a 6-4 win over the Cardinals late Monday evening at Busch Stadium.
Jacoby Ellsbury drew a leadoff walk, and stole second. The Cardinals challenged by replay and lost. Then Choate got two strikes on Brian McCann and hit him. A sacrifice bunt and an intentional walk loaded the bases for Brian Roberts who singled through the infield which was drawn in. Jason Motte allowed two inherited runs to score.
The Cardinals rallied in the bottom of the 12th, scoring one run, but twice had the tying run up at the plate. Yadier Molina had a ball hit near the top of the wall caught by Brett Gardner in the 11th which might of won the game.
Michael Wacha pitched well despite needing to work around another rain delay. He allowed two runs in seven innings. Both runs scored via leadoff walks. An interesting stat provided by the Cardinals website. Four of Wacha’s starts have been delayed or halted because of rain, bringing the total to four hours and 52 minutes of waiting out weather.