Theriot Breaks Open Game, Cards Beat Mets

5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago September 20, 2011 Sep 20, 2011 Tuesday, September 20 2011 Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:02:00 PM CDT in Baseball
By: Associated Press

St. LOUIS (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Ryan Theriot hit a go-ahead double with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals came back to beat the New York Mets 11-6 Tuesday night.

The Cardinals' 11th win in 13 games kept them 2 1/2 behind Atlanta in the wild card chase.

The Cardinal scored six times in the seventh to come back from an early 4-0 deficit after the Braves beat Florida 4-0.

Albert Pujols went 4 for 5 to push his batting average to a season-high, .304. It was the 36th four-hit game of his career and seventh of the season.

Theriot hit a pitch from Tim Byrdak into the gap in left-center to bring Pujols and Lance Berkman and give the Cardinals their first lead of the night 7-6.

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