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Late Implosion Leads To Another Royals Loss

Associated Press - May 29, 2013 10:22 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso hit a two run single with the bases loaded to snap an eighth inning tie and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the Kansas City Royals with a 5-3 victory Wednesday night.

Luis Mendoza got his first career hit and RBI and held the Cardinals to a run in 5 2/3 innings before the bullpen failed for the Royals, who have lost a season worst eight in a row. They dropped the first two games of the inter league series by a combined 10-4 score and have totaled 11 runs the last six games.

Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight and lead the majors with a 35-17 record. Randy Choate (1-0) got the last out in the eighth and Edward Mujica finished for his 17th save in 17 chances.

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