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Series preview: Mets at Brewers

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USA TODAY Spors/Associated Press/Getty ImagesThe Mets face (l to r) Johnny Hellweg, Yovani Gallardo and tentatively Wily Peralta this weekend.
METS (35-47, fourth place/NL East) vs. MILWAUKEE BREWERS (34-50, fifth place/NL Central)

Friday: RHP Zack Wheeler (1-1, 5.06) vs. RHP Johnny Hellweg (0-1, 20.25), 8:10 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.03) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (6-8, 4.78), 7:15 p.m. ET

Sunday: RHP Jeremy Hefner (3-6, 3.54) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (5-9, 5.27), 2:10 p.m. ET

Brewers short hops

Wily Peralta was forced to leave Tuesday’s start against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning with a left hamstring strain. He is questionable to make Sunday’s start. Fellow starting pitcher Marco Estrada already has been on the DL for nearly a month with a left hamstring strain. If Peralta is not able to make the start, right-hander Tyler Thornburg, the Brewers’ top prospect, who currently is working out of the bullpen, is a candidate to fill in.

• Ex-Met Francisco Rodriguez has taken over the closer role from Jim Henderson. Manager Ron Roenicke told Milwaukee reporters the decision was performance-based and not intended to showcase K-Rod before the July 31 trade deadline, although Rodriguez clearly is a trade candidate. Rodriguez has a 0.92 ERA and has recorded seven saves. That included the 300th save of his career, which made him the 25th pitcher in major league history to reach that plateau. K-Rod joined the Brewers on May 16, four weeks after signing with the organization. His contract calls for a prorated portion of a $2 million base salary.


Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesEx-Met Carlos Gomez leads the NL in WAR.


• Center fielder Carlos Gomez signed a three-year, $24 million extension in March. After earning $4.3 million this year, he will receive $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016. Gomez was traded by the Mets to the Minnesota Twins in the Johan Santana deal. He recently missed a week with a sprained left shoulder, which he suffered crashing into the outfield wall. Gomez’s 4.8 WAR leads the NL. David Wright ranks second at 4.7.

• Left fielder Ryan Braun, who is on the disabled list with an inflamed nerve between the thumb and index finger in his right hand, has started swinging a bat. He potentially could return before the All-Star break.

Jean Segura, acquired from the Los Angeles Angels along with Johnny Hellweg for Zack Greinke before last year’s trade deadline, leads the National League in hits. He ranks third in NL All-Star balloting at shortstop. The only major leaguers with 10-plus homers and 20-plus steals this season are Segura and Mike Trout.

Juan Francisco was acquired from the Atlanta Braves on June 3 for Double-A left-hander Thomas Keeling. A natural third baseman, the Brewers nearly exclusively have used Francisco at first base, although he did play third base Thursday and commit two errors. His only previous pro experience at first base was three games in 2010 in Triple-A with the Cincinnati Reds.

• Hellweg, a 6-foot-9 rookie, allowed seven runs (five earned) in 1 2/3 innings in his major league debut last Friday. He then appeared once in relief. Kyle Lohse jumped ahead in the rotation because Lohse’s June 30 start lasted only 1 2/3 innings before a rain delay ended his outing. Hellweg touched 102 mph in a Triple-A game earlier this season.

Yovani Gallardo was charged with a season-high eight runs against Nats in his last start. That is as many earned runs as Gallardo surrendered in five June outings. The three-inning outing was his shortest since April 27, 2012. Gallardo, although signed for next season, is a trade candidate.

Jonathan Lucroy’s 40 RBIs as a catcher rank second in the NL at that position, trailing only St. Louis’ Yadier Molina.

Corey Hart, who has not appeared this season, needs left knee surgery that will sideline him the entire year. He had undergone surgery in January on his right knee. Hart is eligible for free agency after the season. He is one of three Brewers first basemen who have season-ending injuries. The others: Mat Gamel (torn ACL suffered during spring training) and Taylor Green (hip surgery).

• Third baseman Aramis Ramirez has required sporadic days off for a left knee issue. He twice has sprained the knee this season.

• The Brewers have drawn the fewest walks in the majors.

• Second baseman Rickie Weeks hit .355 with five homers in June.

• Former closer John Axford has not surrendered a run in his last 23 appearances. Axford reportedly is drawing trade interest.

Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 5, Mets 4

June, 4, 2012
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WHAT IT MEANS: No-hitter to their credit? Yes. But the Mets ain’t perfect.

A half-inning after Scott Hairston’s pinch-hitting dramatics, Jon Rauch served up a tiebreaking two-run homer to Allen Craig in the eighth.

The Mets rallied back within a run on Andres Torres’ sacrifice fly a half-inning later. But David Wright then lined out to right field against Jason Motte to leave the tying run at third base and the Mets ultimately fell shy of a four-game sweep of St. Louis with a 5-4 loss in Monday’s matinee finale at Citi Field.

With Washington and Miami idle, the Mets missed a chance to take a half-game lead in the National League East. Instead, the Mets (31-24) head to D.C. for a midweek series trailing the Nats (30-22) and Marlins (31-23) by a half-game.

It nonetheless was a solid weekend for the Mets, who took three of four from St. Louis while enjoying Johan Santana’s historic no-hitter, R.A. Dickey’s follow-up shutout and John Franco’s induction into the team's Hall of Fame.

JOSE WHO? Wright has matched Jose Reyes for the franchise record for runs scored. The moment belonged to Hairston, though.

Pinch-hitting for Ike Davis against left-hander Marc Rzepczynski, Hairston delivered a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh that evened the score at 3. The shot plated Wright.

Wright now has 735 runs scored as a Met, matching Reyes for most in a career with the team. Darryl Strawberry (662), Howard Johnson (627) and Edgardo Alfonzo (614) round out the top five.

OH, GEE: Dillon Gee limited the Cardinals to one run entering the seventh inning, when his arm let him down.

With the score tied at 1, Gee walked Craig and surrendered a single to David Freese to place runners on corners to open the inning. Daniel Descalso then hit a soft comebacker to Gee, and Craig held at third base while Gee began to initiate a double play.

However, Gee skipped the throw and sent it into center field, allowing Craig to score.

After shortstop Omar Quintanilla could not handle a grounder that was ruled an infield hit, Freese later scored on Rafael Furcal’s fielder’s choice grounder as the Cards took a 3-1 lead.

DUDE ABIDES: Lucas Duda got the Mets on the scoreboard in the fourth with his team-leading ninth homer, a solo shot off Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse.

BEL-BOTTOM: Carlos Beltran had a quiet but eventful return to Citi Field. He left two in scoring position with seventh-inning strikeout and went 2-for-18 during the four-game series. It marked his first time opposing the Mets since last July’s trade to San Francisco that netted Zack Wheeler. Beltran's grounder Friday down the third-base line, actually fair, was ruled foul by ump Adrian Johnson and preserved Santana's no-hit bid.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Mets have a showdown with the Nats in D.C. Chris Young will make his first major league start since May 1, 2011 in Tuesday's series opener, opposite Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.80 ERA). The reconfigured rotation now has Jeremy Hefner opposing Edwin Jackson on Wednesday and Dickey opposing Chien-Ming Wang on Thursday.

Mets morning briefing 6.4.12

June, 4, 2012
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They're the first-place New York Mets. Well, at least co-owners of the division lead with the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins. (See the standings here.)

The Mets ran their scoreless streak to 25 innings, all against St. Louis, before Elvin Ramirez allowed an eighth-inning run in his major league debut. The Amazin's nonetheless beat the Cardinals, 6-1, to improve to 31-23. Kirk Nieuwenhuis produced a career-high three RBIs, including a two-run homer.

The Mets, incidentally, have the two longest scoreless streaks in the majors this season -- 28 (May 25-28) and now 25 innings. Texas and Toronto each had 23-inning streaks.

As for the Mets being in first place, Terry Collins said: "Well, I wasn't aware of that. I do know that they should be very proud of where they are. They've played very hard. They've come through in big games. The one thing that makes them: They've never hung their heads. After a bad game, after a tough loss where somebody may come back and beat you late in the game, they get up, they come in, take their showers, go back to their apartments and come back the next day ready to play. And that's one of the things that, I think, makes these guys special. They just don't get down about stuff."

Monday's news reports:

• Political commentator Bill Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," acknowledged Sunday at Citi Field that he has purchased a minority stake in the Mets. Maher, 56, declined to specify the share he purchased as part of Fred Wilpon and family's sale of stakes totaling $240 million. He joked to reporters pregame: “I had my money in Lehman Brothers in 2008, so this looked pretty good."

Writes J.P. Pelzman in the Record:

Maher won’t be making any decisions for the team, nor does he want to. "I have enough stress in my real job," said Maher, wearing a Mets cap. "I don’t need to worry about this." Maher, a graduate of Pascack Hills High School, said he has been a Mets fan "my whole life," adding that he "vividly" remembers the 1969 World Series champions. He also said he watched the historic Game 6 of the 1986 World Series at the famed comedy club in Los Angeles, The Improv, with fellow comic Jerry Seinfeld. He was asked why Seinfeld, also a Mets fan, hasn’t bought a share of the team. "Why he didn’t, I have no idea," Maher said, smiling. "He’s sure got more money than I do."

Read more in the Post, Daily News, Times, Newsday and Star-Ledger.

Jon Niese experienced a rapid heartbeat during Sunday night's game. It was the same issue that forced Niese from a game last June 25 at Texas. The southpaw said his heartbeat had normalized before the game's completion. He underwent extensive testing after last year's episode and doctors could not detect anything alarming, he said.

• Flanked by former teammates from the Mets and St. John's as well as his family, John Franco became the 26th inductee to the Mets Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony. During his speech, Franco spoke about his affinity for the Mets growing up. He suggested the 2012 Mets have a vibe like the 2000 edition that reached the World Series. Read more in the Post, Newsday and Star-Ledger.

• Read game recaps in the Times, Record, Post, Star-Ledger, Daily News and Newsday.

• Mets fans apparently are a minority in New York State by a wide margin. A Quinnipiac University poll found 60 percent of state residents support the Yankees, with 22 percent supporting the Mets, 5 percent the Red Sox, and 2 percent for the Phillies.

Broken down by region: In New York City, the Yankees have a 62-21 edge over the Mets. The Yankees' edge drops to 56-38 in the city's suburbs. Upstate, the Yankees lead 59-22. Other teams account for the remainder.

The poll was conducted from May 22-28 and surveyed 1,705 New York State adults. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.

• With Johan Santana requiring extra rest, the Mets revamped their rotation for the upcoming week. Dillon Gee now pitches on standard rest opposite Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse in Monday's matinee series finale. Chris Young, returning from the same surgery Santana underwent on the anterior capsule of the pitching shoulder, starts Tuesday's series opener in Washington.

R.A. Dickey tentatively starts on short rest for the third time in his Mets career on Wednesday, although that it not set in stone yet. Dickey first wants to see how he feels during a between-starts bullpen session today. If Dickey is uncomfortable, Jeremy Hefner will take Wednesday's start. Either way, the hope is that Santana can start Thursday in D.C., with Niese going Friday at Yankee Stadium. Santana also will throw a bullpen session today, after which he will have a better gauge whether he requires more than one extra day rest.

Miguel Batista, meanwhile, will be activated from the DL on Tuesday and be available in case Young has a short start in his first major league game since May 1, 2011.

Read more on the rotation juggling in the Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, Newsday and Record.

Steve Serby in the Post has a Q&A with Santana. The exchange included:

Q: When you said after the game, “Yeah, baby, believe it!” was there anything special about that?

A: I always say that. It’s my thing with my fans and teammates.

Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) will begin a rehab assignment today with Triple-A Buffalo. Wally Backman indicated Tejada is scripted for five innings apiece Monday and Tuesday, seven innings Wednesday and a full game Thursday with the Bisons. Collins expects Tejada to be activated from the DL for Friday's game in the Bronx.

Jason Bay is due to play the field Monday with Class A St. Lucie after DHing in a pair of rehab games with the Florida State League club the past two days. Bay may be back for the midweek series in Washington. Collins added that it's logical for Bay to DH in American League parks, which the Mets visit this weekend to face the Yankees and then immediately thereafter at Tampa Bay. Read more in Newsday.

Mike Baxter, who had the no-hitter-saving catch for Santana, officially landed on the DL with a displaced collarbone and fractured rib cartilage Sunday. The Mets promoted corner infielder Josh Satin from Buffalo. The Mets also brought left-hander Robert Carson to New York, but Ramon Ramirez -- who injured a hamstring en route to the Santana postgame celebration -- remains active at least until a doctor's exam today.

• In light of Ramirez's injury, Jared Diamond in the Journal looked at celebration-induced baseball injuries. Writes Diamond:

Pitcher Jake Peavy broke his rib celebrating after the Padres clinched the National League West in 2005 and missed the playoffs. Former utility man Denny Hocking broke his nose after hitting a walk-off home run when his teammates pounded his head and smacked the bill of his helmet into his face. Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan tore his meniscus while attempting to smash his teammate with a shaving-cream pie. Those injuries seem insignificant compared to what happened to Angels designated hitter Kendrys Morales. In May 2010, Morales tried to jump onto home plate to celebrate hitting a dramatic walk-off grand slam. He landed unnaturally and severely fractured his leg, missing nearly two full seasons as a result.

Matt Harvey did not surrender a run, but the highly touted prospect lasted only four innings in Buffalo's 5-3 win against Toledo because he walked five and his pitch count reached 84. Matt Tuiasosopo belted a grand slam and Brad Emaus added a solo homer in the Bisons' win. Read Sunday's full minor league recap here.

• The three-day MLB draft begins Monday night with the first and supplemental rounds. The Mets pick 12th overall. They also will pick at No. 35 on the first night as one of two selections attained for losing Jose Reyes as a free agent to the Marlins. The Mets have been linked to Alabama high school outfielder David Dahl, Louisiana high school shortstop Gavin Cecchini and Texas A&M right-hander Michael Wacha. There may be an outside chance the Mets select California high school shortstop Tanner Rahier.

• Former Mets GM Jim Duquette is due to donate a kidney to his daughter Lindsey during a transplant Monday. Lindsey suffers from the kidney disease FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) and has been on constant dialysis. Read more in the Post and Daily News.

• Serby gives his take on the Amazin's in the Post. Tim Smith gives his take in the Daily News.

• Two fans who allegedly ran onto the field celebrating Santana's no-hitter Friday each were charged with two misdemeanors and released after being held for 38 hours. The penalty will include a Citi Field ban. Read more in the Post, Times, Journal and Newsday.

TRIVIA: Wyoming high school outfielder Brandon Nimmo was selected by the Mets with their first draft pick last June. Whom did the organization select with its second pick?

Sunday's answer: Bay was a member of the St. Lucie Mets as an actual minor leaguer in 2002. He was acquired that spring training in a trade that sent Lou Collier to the Montreal Expos. Bay then was dealt that July to San Diego along with Bobby Jones for right-handers Steve Reed and Jason Middlebrook.

Series preview: Mets vs. Cardinals

June, 1, 2012
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Carlos Beltran returns to Citi Field as a visitor this weekend.
METS (28-23, third place/NL East) vs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (27-24, second place/NL Central)

Friday: LHP Johan Santana (2-2, 2.75) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (4-5, 4.45), 7:10 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP R.A. Dickey (7-1, 3.06) vs. RHP Lance Lynn (8-1, 2.54), 4:10 p.m. ET

Sunday: LHP Jon Niese (3-2, 4.55) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (4-4, 3.69), 8:05 p.m. ET, ESPN

Monday: RHP Miguel Batista (1-1, 3.95) or RHP Jeremy Hefner (1-2, 5.60) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (5-1, 3.36), 1:10 p.m. ET

Cardinals short hops

• Ex-Met Carlos Beltran leads the National League with 15 homers, while his 42 RBIs trail only Los Angeles’ Andre Ethier (44). Beltran did not start Wednesday because of right-knee discomfort, although he entered in the eighth and singled. Beltran nonetheless has started 43 of St. Louis’ 51 games in right field and has appeared in all but two games. He signed a two-year, $26 million deal with St. Louis on Dec. 23. Beltran’s next steal will be the 300th of his career. He has 317 career homers, and will become the eighth member of the 300/300 club. He will join Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Andre Dawson, Steve Finley, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Reggie Sanders.


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Yadier Molina signed a $75 million contract extension during spring training.


• Left-hander Jaime Garcia, originally scheduled to face the Mets in the series opener, will be skipped this turn in the rotation because of elbow inflammation. Thursday’s off-day allows the Cardinals to slide the other members of the rotation up a game, including moving Kyle Lohse into the Mets series.

Lance Lynn is tied with Cole Hamels for the major league lead in wins with eight.

Mike Matheny has taken over for Tony La Russa as manager, and is one of two former players who has stepped right into managing without any coaching experience. The other: ex-Met Robin Ventura as skipper of the Chicago White Sox. Matheny was a catcher for the Cardinals from 2000 through 2004, during a 13-year career.

Skip Schumaker will land on the DL after pulling a hamstring Wednesday against the Braves. He likely will be replaced by first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, who is due to be activated. Schumaker began the season on the DL with an oblique strain, but had seen considerable playing time with center fielder Jon Jay (shoulder) and Craig (hamstring) sidelined. Also on the injury front, third baseman David Freese has missed three straight starts with right wrist soreness, although he entered Wednesday’s game as a replacement.

• Minus Albert Pujols, and with Lance Berkman lost for at least another eight to 10 weeks following surgery last Friday to repair damage in his right knee, rookie Matt Adams had settled in of late at first base.

Adam Wainwright has a pedestrian 4-5 record and 4.45 ERA as he returns from Tommy John surgery. But he has allowed one run in 15 innings over his past two starts, against San Diego and Philadelphia, as he puts more distance between himself and the procedure.

• Catcher Yadier Molina signed a five-year, $75 million extension during spring training. Molina left Sunday’s game in the fifth inning with dizziness, which was attributed to dehydration. Molina has caught 46 of the team’s 51 games, the most in that span to start a season in his career.

• The Cardinals promoted Maikel Cleto from Triple-A during Thursday’s off-day. Cleto originally was a Mets farmhand. He was traded to Seattle in the deal that returned J.J. Putz and Sean Green. Cleto made his major league debut last season with St. Louis, allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings over three relief appearances.

• Left fielder Matt Holliday scored an MLB-high 25 runs in May. He hit .340 with six homers and 21 RBIs during the month. He also walked 17 times, for a .432 on-base percentage.

Last series results

St. Louis won, 2-1, at Busch Stadium, Sept. 20-22 (AP game recaps)

Cardinals 11, Mets 6: Pinch-hitter Ryan Theriot’s go-ahead double with the bases loaded in the seventh inning gave St. Louis its 11th win in 13 games kept it 2 behind the Braves in the wild-card chase. The Cardinals scored six times in the seventh to come back from an early 4-0 deficit after the Braves beat Florida 4-0. Albert Pujols went 4-for-5. Theriot hit a pitch from Tim Byrdak into the gap in left-center to bring in Pujols and Lance Berkman, who both singled against Josh Stinson (0-2), for a 7-6 lead. More

Cardinals 6, Mets 5: David Freese drove in five runs with a go-ahead three-run homer and a triple. The Cardinals moved within 1 games of Atlanta in the National League wild-card race. Jaime Garcia (13-7), making his 30th start, pitched around four unearned runs in 7 2/3 innings. The Mets led 4-3 after six and the Cardinals were going quietly in the seventh when Albert Pujols singled off reliever Miguel Batista with two outs. Terry Collins brought in lefty Daniel Herrera (0-1) to make Lance Berkman bat right-handed, but Berkman foiled the strategy by singling. Collins then went to Pedro Beato, and Freese tagged him for a 389-foot, opposite-field homer to give the Cardinals a 6-4 advantage. More

Mets 8, Cardinals 6: Tony LaRussa insisted his playoff-hopeful team wouldn't be crushed after blowing a four-run cushion in the ninth inning. The loss dropped St. Louis two games behind idle Atlanta for the wild card, with each team having six games left. The Cardinals lost for only the third time in 16 games. Shortstop Rafael Furcal misplayed a potential double-play grounder at the start of the Mets' six-run burst, fueling the comeback. Ahead 6-2, the Cardinals walked three batters in helping the Mets take the lead. Willie Harris drew a walk to begin the inning and capped it with a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs. It was the Mets' biggest ninth-inning comeback since they scored five to beat the Cubs 6-5 on May 17, 2007. More

Rapid Reaction: Mets 4, Cardinals 2

July, 19, 2011
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WHAT IT MEANS: With scouts from a bevy of teams -- including the Phillies -- watching, Carlos Beltran as well as Jose Reyes successfully returned to the lineup in a 4-2 win against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Beltran, who missed three games and lost five pounds with the flu, went 3-for-3 with two walks. He doubled in each of his first two plate appearances. He then walked in his third and fourth trips to the plate. Beltran is now hitting .564 (22-for-39) with 11 walks in 51 career plate appearances against Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse.

Reyes went 2-for-5 and demonstrated no ill effects from the left hamstring strain that had sent him to the disabled list.

GEE WHIZ: In his first major league action in 12 days, Dillon Gee took a no-hit bid one out into the fifth inning. Gee walked Lance Berkman, then failed to field a comebacker from David Freese. Official scorer Howie Karpin properly ruled it an infield hit, although the crowd groaned. Later in the inning, opposing pitcher Lohse -- placed in the No. 8 hole by Cardinals manager Tony La Russa -- singled up the middle past Gee to score Berkman with the game’s opening run.

Gee surrendered a monstrous solo homer in the seventh to Berkman -- the former Astro’s National League-leading 26th long ball. The shot landed on the Shea Bridge. Gee nonetheless limited St. Louis to two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two in seven innings.

Unlike Lohse, Gee (9-3) could not come through with runners in scoring position. Gee batted with a runner on third base and two out in the second and fourth innings and was retired each time. Mets pitchers entered the series batting an NL-low .080, with long-departed Chris Young accounting for three of the 13 hits.

LIVE AT FIVE: Angel Pagan, who struggled in the leadoff spot, returned to the No. 5 hole with Reyes’ activation and produced a two-run double in the fifth inning with the bases loaded to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Jason Bay then struck out and, after Lucas Duda walked, Ronny Paulino lined out softly to second base as the Mets stranded the bases loaded.

No matter. Daniel Murphy upped the Mets’ lead to three runs an inning later with a two-run double off ex-Met Raul Valdes, with both runs charged to Lohse. Murphy entered the game hitting .360 (71-for-197) since May 21, the second-highest average in the majors during that span, trailing only Reyes’ .406.

POST-K-ROD TRACKER: In the first save opportunity since the trade of Francisco Rodriguez, Jason Isringhausen worked the ninth inning and notched career save No. 294. Isringhausen produced his first save since Aug. 1, 2008 with the Cardinals against Philadelphia. Izzy's last save as a Met came July 6, 1999.

Bobby Parnell turned over a two-run lead to Izzy for the ninth. Barely. St. Louis loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, but Albert Pujols grounded into his second double play of the game. On the preceding play, Parnell benefited from a diving stop by Reyes on a Jon Jay grounder. That grab kept the ball in the infield for a single and loaded the bases but kept St. Louis off the scoreboard.

It marked only the second time in four years Pujols has grounded into two double plays in the same game, according to STATS.

WHAT’S NEXT: R.A. Dickey (4-8, 3.70 ERA) opposes right-hander Kyle McClellan (6-6, 4.24) at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday in Game 2 of the series. Josh Thole should return to the active roster after missing one game on paternity leave, with Ruben Tejada expected to be sent to Triple-A Buffalo. Thole’s wife Kathyrn gave birth to the couple’s first child, son Camden, at 8:41 p.m.

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