cloudyn.png
Sunday November 27th, 2022 10:58PM

Pujols reaches 695 HRs, Mikolas goes 8 in Cards' win vs Cubs

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols collected home run No. 695 in the eighth inning and Miles Mikolas tossed eight shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Pujols drilled the two-run, pinch-hit shot off reliever Brandon Hughes (2-2).

A probable future Hall of Famer, Pujols trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the all-time home run list.

Pujols has seven pinch-hit homers in his career, including two this season. He has homered against 451 different pitchera, an all-time record.

The 42-year-old jumped on an 0-1 offering.

“It's just pretty special to be able to do that,” Pujols said. “There's some nights that you're going to come through and some nights that you don't. The nights that you do, you just enjoy it. And that's what I'm going to enjoy tonight.”

Tommy Edman started the rally with a one-out double.

“I was 100% confident that he was going to find a way to drive me in,” Edman said. “As crazy as it is, we just expect that to happen now. He's the best right-handed hitter of our generation.”

Pujols, in his last season, has found a way to come through in dramatic fashion all season long.

“There's times in this game where you take a step back from being locked into the game and you get to be a fan for a minute, and experience it the way everyone else is,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “That was one of them. You take it all in because what he's doing is absolutely incredible.”

Pujols hit his 130th career home run on Sundays, the most of any day.

Chicago manager David Ross indicated that he would have walked Pujols if Hughes got behind in the count.

“You've got to trust your guys," Ross said. “Wanted to attack Albert. He just left one over the middle.”

St. Louis has won four in a row, 18 of its last 20 home games and is a season-best 24 games over .500 at 79-55. It was the Cardinals' eighth series sweep of the season.

Chicago has lost seven of eight.

Mikolas (11-10) gave up two hits. He struck out three and walked one. Ryan Helsley earned his 13th save in 17 chances.

Chicago starter Marcus Stroman allowed four hits in seven shutout innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter in a 98-pitch stint.

The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 28 minutes by rain.

HOMETOWN HERO

Boston Celtics standout Jayson Tatum, a St. Louis native, threw out the first pitch. Tatum played high school basketball at Chaminade College Prep, located 14 miles from Busch Stadium.

QUICK GETAWAY

The Cardinals have scored 91 runs in the first inning, second to the Los Angeles Dodgers with 95.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: C Willson Contreras missed the game with a sore left foot. He suffered the injury Tuesday against Toronto.

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz will make a rehab start on Tuesday at Double-A Springfield. He has been out since Aug. 8 with a left knee sprain.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Wade Miley (1-0, 2.84 ERA) will start on Tuesday as the Cubs begin a six-game homestand by hosting Cincinnati. Miley has been out since June 11 with a left shoulder strain. RHP Justin Dunn (1-2, 4.63) will start for the Reds.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (0-0, 5.63) will face Washington RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-5, 5.05) in the first of a four-game series on Monday afternoon in St. Louis. Flaherty has been out since June 27 with a right shoulder strain. He made five rehab starts in the minors.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Sheriff: 2 dead in Northern California wildfire
A sheriff says two people have died in a blaze that ripped through a Northern California town
6:30PM ( 7 minutes ago )
Gauff advances to 1st Open quarterfinal | US Open updates
No. 12 seed Coco Gauff wagged her finger and showed the prowess that made her a U.S. Open championship contender in a 7-5, 7-5 win over Zhang Shuai
6:18PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Pujols reaches 695 HRs, Mikolas goes 8 in Cards' win vs Cubs
Albert Pujols hit his 695th career home run in the eighth inning and Miles Mikolas tossed eight scoreless innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0
6:16PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Ruud set for U.S. Open quarterfinals clash with Berrettini
Casper Ruud continued his run at the U.S. Open and his bid to become the first No. 1-ranked player out of Norway with a four-set win over Corentin Moutet
5:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
Lithuania protests double-OT loss to Germany at EuroBasket
Lithuania protested its double-overtime loss to Germany at the EuroBasket tournament on Sunday
4:58PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gaby Lopez birdies final 3 holes for 63 to win Dana Open
Gaby Lopez has won the Dana Open with a great finish at Highland Meadow
4:12PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Sports
Grossman draws bases-loaded walk in 9th, Braves beat Marlins
Robbie Grossman drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk against Steven Okert in the ninth inning, bailing out closer Kenley Jansen and giving the Atlanta Braves a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins
11:41PM ( 18 hours ago )
Scherzer exits for side fatigue, says he's OK; Nats top Mets
Mets ace Max Scherzer exited with left side fatigue after five sharp innings and 67 pitches and NL East-leading New York lost to the Washington Nationals 7-1
11:39PM ( 18 hours ago )
Cease comes within 1 out of no-hitter, ChiSox rout Twins
Dylan Cease came within one out of his first career no-hitter, and the streaking Chicago White Sox pounded the Minnesota Twins 13-0
9:58PM ( 20 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
Braves rookie Strider fans Atlanta record 16 in win over Rox
Rookie Spencer Strider set an Atlanta record with 16 strikeouts while allowing only two hits in eight innings to lead the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies
11:08PM ( 2 days ago )
Rookie Strider fans 16 for Braves record in 3-0 win over Rox
Rookie Spencer Strider set an Atlanta record with 16 strikeouts while allowing only two hits in eight innings to lead the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies
9:57PM ( 2 days ago )
Díaz escapes in 8th, Mets take series from MLB-best Dodgers
Edwin Díaz struck out Gavin Lux on a 102.8 mph fastball to escape a jam in the eighth inning, and the New York Mets beat the major league-best Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3
9:05PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
Sheriff: 2 dead in Northern California wildfire
A sheriff says two people have died in a blaze that ripped through a Northern California town
6:30PM ( 7 minutes ago )
Gauff advances to 1st Open quarterfinal | US Open updates
No. 12 seed Coco Gauff wagged her finger and showed the prowess that made her a U.S. Open championship contender in a 7-5, 7-5 win over Zhang Shuai
6:18PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Yankees' Benintendi has broken wrist bone, status uncertain
New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi has a broken bone in his right wrist that will need surgery, but manager Aaron Boone says he doesn't know whether it is a season-ending injury
6:10PM ( 28 minutes ago )
Citing imminent danger Cloudflare drops hate site Kiwi Farms
Citing “imminent danger,” Cloudflare has dropped the notorious stalking and harassment site Kiwi Farms from its internet security services
5:57PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Judge hits 53rd HR, Yankees stop Rays, avoid 3-game sweep
Aaron Judge led off the game with his major league-leading 53rd homer and the New York Yankees stopped the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 to avoid a three-game sweep
5:45PM ( 52 minutes ago )