Final in 14
8:10 PM ET, June 20, 2007
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
• Summary: Ryan Ludwick homered off Jorge de la Rosa leading off the 14th inning, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-6
victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
• Unsung hero: St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols hit a run-scoring double that plated Aaron Miles to tie the game at six in the bottom of the ninth.
• Change of plans: Royals manager Buddy Bell brought in de la Rosa in the 14th inning, even though the pitcher was slated to start Friday's game against the Brewers.
• Quotable: "He threw two real good pitches, and then we went at him with a fastball and he left it out over the plate. And you saw what happened." -- Royals catcher John Buck on Ludwick's game-winning at-bat
-- ESPN.com news services
Cardinals 7, Royals 6 (14 innings)
The Cardinals have been outscored 54-20 in the first inning. ... Kennedy started for the first time in five games and was 0-for-3 with two groundouts and a strikeout before getting taken out in a double-switch. ... The Royals' run of four games without an error ended in the eighth on Pena's fielding error at SS and 2B Fernando Cortez's throwing error.
Regular Season Series
|1st||M Teahen singled to center, D DeJesus scored, J Gathright to third.||1||0|
|1st||J Buck hit sacrifice fly to right, J Gathright scored.||2||0|
|1st||F Cortez safe at first on error by third baseman S Rolen, M Teahen scored, A Gordon to second.||3||0|
|1st||S Spiezio hit sacrifice fly to right, S Taguchi scored, A Pujols to third.||3||1|
|5th||M Teahen grounded into double play, shortstop to first, D DeJesus scored, J Gathright out at second.||4||1|
|5th||S Rolen singled to center, A Miles and A Pujols scored, S Spiezio to third.||4||3|
|5th||C Duncan singled to right, S Spiezio scored, S Rolen to second.||4||4|
|6th||T Pena singled to left, A Gordon scored, R Shealy to third.||5||4|
|6th||D DeJesus singled to center, R Shealy scored, T Pena to third.||6||4|
|7th||S Rolen grounded into double play, shortstop to second to first, A Miles scored, S Spiezio out at second, A Pujols to third.||6||5|
|9th||A Pujols doubled to deep right, A Miles scored.||6||6|
|14th||R Ludwick homered to center.||6||7|
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|Stadium||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO|
|Attendance||42,623 (96.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Adam Dowdy, Third Base - Dan Iassogna|