The St. Louis Cardinals were the first team to clinch their division this season, and they did it with some help from the bench. Backup catcher Jason LaRue hit a solo-shot in the top of the eighth that put the Cardinals up 4-3. They would eventually win by a score of 6-3 over the Colorado Rockies. LaRue entered the game as a defensive replacement for Yadier Molina, who took a foul ball off the knee. Ryan Ludwick hit a pinch-hit, two run homer that gave the Cardinals some insurance runs in the top of the ninth, and Ryan Franklin secured the save. Now that they have clinched a playoff spot and their sixth division title in the last decade, where do the Cardinals go from here? The Cardinals will finish up the season with series against Milwaukee and Cincinnati, and then can expect to see the ...
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