Sunday, May 3, 2015
- Kolten Wong’s home run with one out in the bottom of the 14th inning gave the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Pirates today at Busch Stadium, their third consecutive extra-inning walk-off win in the series.
- The win also was the sixth in a row by the Cardinals and improved their record to 18-6, keeping pace with the best start in franchise history. Both the 1941 and 1944 Cardinals also were 18-6 after 24 games.
- Combined with the Cubs loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals increased their lead in the NL Central to 4 ½ games, equaling their biggest lead from last year. They led by 4 ½ games for three days, Sept. 7-9.
- This is the first time the Cardinals have won three consecutive games by walk-offs since Sept. 1-3, 2000 against the Mets and the first time they won three consecutive extra-inning games with walk-offs since July 8-10, 1987.
- Before the game the Cardinals placed reliever Jordan Walden on the disabled list because of bicep tendinitis and recalled pitcher Sam Tuivailala from Memphis. They expect to know more about Walden's status on Monday.
- The homestand will continue Monday night with the Cubs coming to town to open a four-game series. Carlos Martinez will pitch against Travis Wood. The Cardinals also said Tyler Lyons will be recalled from Memphis to start on Tuesday night.