A Comeback in the Cards

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Sunday, July 02 2006 Jul 2, 2006 Sunday, July 02, 2006 9:42:22 PM CDT July 02, 2006 in Sports

Interleague play wasn't a walk in the park for the Redbirds. "What we gotta try and do is hard contact," said Tony LaRussa, St. Louis manager.

But, the American League made it hard for the Redbirds to rack in the runs. The Cardinals need to get going again and July might be their month, "gotta start someplace hopefully today," LaRussa showed hope for his team.

Interleague play was rough for the Cardinals, but in the last game of the series against the Royals, they found themselves at home, and back in the bleacher section. Pujols found his spot after hitting a long awaited home run in the third inning. His first after coming off the disabled list. "You've gotta be watching this game. This guy's hitting the ball as hard as he has all season long," said LaRussa.

Homeruns from Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds followed shortly after, bringing home the win for Jason Marquis. "You're out there pitching to win, and if that means you owe five or six innings you're doing your job and that's what it means. If it goes eight or nine that's positive," commented Jason Marquis, who stayed in the game for seven innings.

But, the team plans on taking the wins one game at a time. "Who knows. We go out and play them everyday and see how they come out. And you take each one as it comes," said third baseman, Scott Rolen.

Tomorrow the Cardinals begin a series in Atlanta with the Braves.

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