On this date in Cardinals History in the last 50 years, the Cardinals have two walk off winners and they were in 1981 and 2015. Today we will feature the most recent one.
Walk Off Winner May 3, 2015
The game was played on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Busch Stadium III against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a crowd of 44.382 and the game lasted for 4 hours and 28 minutes. Vance Worley started for Pirates and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals. The umpire were HP – Mark Wegner, 1B – Marty Foster, 2B – Mike Muchlinski, 3B – Mike Winters.
Neither team scored until the 4th inning when Matt Carpenter opened the Cardinals part of the frame with a home run. The Pirates were scoreless until the 9th inning as the Cardinals Trevor Rosenthal came in to close the door. Third baseman Jung Ho Kang tied the game to lead off with a home run. The game went to extra innings.
It stayed 1-1 until the top of the 12th with Pirates Pedro Alvarez hitting a solo homer of reliever Sam Tuivailala.
In the bottom half Pittsburgh sent Radhames Liz to collect the save and the Cardinals got a single from Yadi Molina, a fielder choice from Pete Kozma , Then Kolten Wong singled sending Kozma to third. Jon Jay walked and base were loaded. Peter Bourjos singled scoring one run and tying the game, Then Matt Holliday struck out and Matt Adams grounded out to first. The game is tied again!
The game remained tied until the bottom of the 14th inning. Pete Kozma fanned and Kolten Wong, who came in earlier as a replacement for the injured Matt Carpenter, promptly hit a HOME RUN. The Cardinals win 3-2. Miguel Socolovich was the winning pitcher of record.
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Here is the other Walk off winner boxscore (1981)
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