Yadi becomes 4th on the Cardinal All-Time hit list Simmons gets a statue. Cards go 3-2 for the week.

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Yadier Molina via Jeff Roberson-AP

After a day off on Monday, the Cardinals set up for inter-league play. With a two-game set at Cleveland and 3 games at home vs. Minnesota. With a month of sub .500 competition, Can the birds put on a run and make a charge? If so, they need to take advantage of what they have in front of them.

Game 1 July 27, @ Cleveland Cardinals 4 - Indians 2

Adam Wainwright is on the mound in Cleveland doing what Adam Wainwright does. It has become almost automatic that we see good pitching from Adam that what he has does get past us.

For the 10th time in 20 starts, Adam goes 7 innings or more en route to his 8th victory. It seems like a mail-in stat line for Waino 7 IP, 4 H, 2R, 2BB, 8 SO. It was also the first game Adam has pitched in progressive field.

Giovanny Gallegos and Alex Reyes came in to handle the 8th and 9th innings. With Reyes notching his 24th save.

The Cardinal bats, while not booming, were productive enough to outscore the Indians.

Harrison Bader via cardinals insider

Have a day, Harrison Bader! He would go 3-4 with a home run, a double, an RBI, and a stolen base. Hitting safely in 8 out of his last 10 ball games ticked his average to just over.301. The home run was his 9th of the season, and his double was his 25th

Paul DeJong would add a two-run Home run to give the birds a lead in the 7th that they would not let loose of. Carlson walked in the 9th with the bases loaded to bring home Bader with the insurance run.