Pujols says farewell as Angels down Cardinals 6-4
The Pujols era in St. Louis has come to its end. No, not the era of Pujols as a Cardinal, as we all know that ended in 2011, but the entirety of his Busch Stadium career has concluded (barring an Angels/Cardinals World Series or an acquisition of Pujols by the Cardinals). The Cardinals won two out of three in the series, despite a dismal showing from the offense once again. The focus was on Pujols for most of the series, and his home run Saturday was certainly the greatest highlight. Cardinals fans gave Albert a standing ovation in every plate appearance, and Albert gave the crowd a final curtain call in the 9th inning. Yadi and Pujols exchanged jerseys after the game and that put a bow on Pujols' visit to the Gateway to the West. Pujols went two for five in the game with two singles, as the Angels defeated the Cardinals 6-4.
The rest of the game went as follows:
• Tyler Skaggs did what all young lefties do against the Cardinals and shut them down for five innings, only giving up four singles.
• The Angels pushed across two runs in the first six innings.
• Kolten Wong made a crazy smooth flip to Paul DeJong for a sure-fire SportsCenter top play.
• Tommy Edman hit his first career triple in the 8th inning.
• John Gant had a bat day on the mound, giving up four runs in the top of the 9th inning, making it 6-0 Angels.
• Albert gave his final wave to the St. Louis fans.
• The Cardinals threatened with two outs in the 9th, scoring four runs, before Paul DeJong grounded out to end the game with two runners on base.
Thanks for the memories Albert. We love you.
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