SC Highlight Of The Night: Cards Batter Santana Early But Need Late Comeback To Beat Mets

Cardinals 8, Mets 7 (13)

Mets fall to MLB-worst 11-21 in 1-run games. Their 8 extra-inning losses is tied for 2nd-most in the majors, is most in NL. Albert Pujols's RBI single in the 13th inning was his 11th career extra-inning go-ahead hit (2nd vs the Mets). Johan Santana and Jaime Garcia were the starting pitchers. Santana allowed a career-worst 6 first-inning runs and 8 first-inning hits and allowed a career-high 13 hits in all. The Mets have played at least 13 innings three times over their last seven games: Wednesday night against the Cardinals (13 innings), July 24 at Los Angeles (13) and July 21 at Arizona (14). The last major-league team to play three games of 13-or-more innings over a seven-game span was the Pirates in September 1992.

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