St.-Louis – Albert Pujols hit his 2,200th career RBI in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
He became the third player in Major League Baseball history to reach this mark. Pujols is also trying to reach the 700 home run plateau by hitting 697 in his career.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, with the Cards leading 3–1, Pujols doubled to left field to allow Tyler O’Neill to cross the plate and increase St. Louis’ lead.
Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina paired up for the 325th game on Wednesday, setting a major league record for games with such duties.
The St. Louis club pair broke the regular-season mark of 324 that Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan made with the Detroit Tigers from 1963 to 1975.
Wainwright and Molina received a standing ovation from the crowd at Busch Stadium as they made their way to the dugout before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said, “A lot has happened in that time frame and that’s why I love that record so much.” I don’t think another pair is going to come close. ,
Molina hit a one-run single, breaking the tie at 1–1, in addition to pinning the runner who had stolen on second base.
Supporters were given towels bearing the number 325 upon arrival at the stadium.
Wainwright’s first shot was a quick shot to Christian Yelich for a strike. He earned his 11th win of the season after allowing eight hits and one run in five innings of work.
Career highlights of Wainwright and Molina were shown on giant screens after the first inning.
Wainwright and Molina first teamed on April 6, 2007 in Houston. Wainwright went 4–2, the first of his 212 wins with Molina at receiver.
At 40, Molina has already indicated he will retire at the end of the season.
Wainwright, who is 41, has yet to make a decision on the matter.
Closest pairing with the Cubs: Kyle Hendricks and Wilson Contreras have appeared in 105 games together.
Only six active players were already in the big leagues on April 6, 2007 – Albert Pujols, Nelson Cruz, Miguel Cabrera, Zack Greinke, Rich Hill and Justin Verlander.
Wainwright and Molina are good friends off the court. Wainwright introduced Molina to NHL hockey. They appeared in several games together in 2019 as the St. Louis Blues were on their way to winning the Stanley Cup.
Last November, Wainwright and his family celebrated American Thanksgiving at the Molina residence in Puerto Rico.
Elsewhere in the National
Pirates 10 – Reds 4
Ditch : Rodolfo Castro hit his 9th home run of the season and finished the game with four RBI.
NIC : Austin Romine and Kyle Farmer both hit solo homers
Brave 1 – Giants 4
atl : Charles Morton (8-6) struck out seven in 5.1 innings.
SF : Austin Vince gives away three runs. Carlos Antonio Rodon earned his 13th win in 21 decisions.
Phillies 1 – Marlins 6
PHI : JT Realmuto hit two home runs and finished the game with four RBI
MIA : Charles LeBlanc suffered three strikeouts and had no hits in four appearances
Orioles 6 – Nationals 2
ball : Gunnar Henderson finished the game with four RBI and two hits, including a triple.
was : Mason Thompson takes the loss after giving up four hits and four runs in a third of an inning
Cubs 6 – Mets 3
hcc : The Cubs sweep the two-game series against the Mets. He scored six runs in the first innings
nym :Starter David Peterson allowed two hits and five runs in one-third of an inning
Dodgers 3 – Diamondbacks 5 (10 innings)
D : Starter Michael Grove allowed two hits and two runs in five innings of work
ARI Sergio Alcantara hits three runs late in 10th inning to give Diamondbacks victory