Matt Carpenter did on Friday night what Little Leaguers dream of doing: he leaped over the catcher to score on what would’ve otherwise been a tag out at the plate. Carpenter led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and advanced to third base on a Jason Heyward ground out. Matt Holliday then lifted a Johnny Cueto offering to center field. Billy Hamilton made a good throw home to catcher Brayan Pena, but Carpenter was able to leap over him to tie the game at 1-1.
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Carpenter has enjoyed a good start to the 2015 season. Entering the game, he carried a .364/.432/.576 triple-slash line with four doubles, a home run, seven RBI, and seven runs scored in 37 plate appearances.