The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday 6-3 thanks to two home runs from Albert Pujols and eight strong innings from Miles Mikolas.
St. Louis now has a 1 1/2 game lead over Milwaukee in the National League Central thanks to home runs from Dylan Carlson and Tyler O’Neill.
Carlson’s eighth home run of the 2022 season, a shot to left center off Taylor Rogers in the 8th (1-6), ended a tie game at two runs apiece.
Milwaukee won their game 3-2 against St. Louis in extra innings on Saturday night with two home runs from Hunter Renfroe and Rowdy Tellez.
This Was Albert Pujols 63rd Career Multihomer
A two-homer performance by Albert Pujols in the 8th inning brought his career total to 689. He now shares fifth place with Willie Mays for the most multihomer games in baseball history with 63.
Pujols, now 42 years old, trails just Hank Aaron (755), Barry Bonds (762), Alex Rodriguez (696), and Babe Ruth (714).
‘I am the grandfather in this clubhouse,’ Pujols joked. As they say, “I am having a blast.”
In the season that he promised will be his final season, Albert Pujols has hit 10 home runs and driven in 30 runs.
All year long, I have been putting nice swings together,” Pujols said. In other words, you can expect breaks every once in a while. There will be occasions when you are not.”
Again for the twenty-first time in his career, Pujols has hit at least 10 home runs.
Pujols not only performed admirably on the pitch, but he also provided helpful insight to the team’s batters in a pregame meeting.
Mikolas surrendered four hits and two runs in his 9th win. During the game, he had six Ks and 0 WALKS. Mikolas had just through a difficult game. In Tuesday’s 16-5 loss to Colorado, he allowed 10 runs on 13 hits.
In the second inning, Renfroe blasted a two-run home run off Mikolas, but Mikolas settled down and retired the next ten batters. For the season, Renfroe hit number 20 of his home runs. In the sixth inning, O’Neill hit his seventh home run and knotted the score. St. Louis is now up 8-7 on the season. Each team will play the other four more times this season.