Game 5 of the NLDS has been a thriller thus far.
The Mets just tied things up against Zack Greinke in the top of the fourth inning thanks to a nifty baserunning play from Daniel Murphy. After Murphy reached on a leadoff single, Yoenis Cespedes flew out to center field for the first out. Lucas Duda then drew a walk, but Murphy noticed that nobody was covering third base because of the shift, so he scampered all the way from first base to third on the play. He was eventually brought home on a sacrifice fly from Travis d'Arnaud.
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Jacob deGrom has given the Dodgers all sorts of chances thus far, but Game 5 is tied 2-2 as we move to the bottom of the fourth inning.
ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.
Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.
The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.
The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.
Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.
Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).