Cardinals players pledge money to Houston for Carpenter home runs

Posted on 29 August 2017 at 12:37pm
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ST. LOUIS - Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter pledged to donate $10,000 to hurricane relief in Houston for every home run he hits for the rest of the season.

Carpenter sent a Tweet on Monday afternoon making the pledge, and soon after, he announced pitcher Adam Wainwright agreed to match his donations.

The first baseman is a native Texan, calls Fort Worth home and attended Texas Christian University.

In a suggestion for how to make donations rise, Carpenter Tweeted that fans can donate through a link or, "if you're a MLB pitcher throw balls down the middle."

Carpenter has hit 17 home runs so far this season.