Brandon Moss Leads St. Louis with Walkoff Hit

Brandon Moss had his first big hit with St. Louis, a game-ending single in the ninth inning Sunday.

Brandon Moss had his first big hit with St. Louis, a game-ending single in the ninth inning, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Moss' one-out hit to left off reliever Scott Oberg (2-2) drove in Jason Heyward, who doubled with one out.

Closer Trevor Rosenthal (2-2) pitched a perfect inning for the win.

The Cardinals have won nine of 12 and have a major league-best 40-16 mark at home. Colorado has lost four of five.

St. Louis jumped to a 2-0 lead on Grichuk's home run off Colorado starter Yohan Flande in the fifth. It was Grichuk's 12th homer of the season and fifth since the All-Star break.

Colorado tied it in the sixth on singles by D. J. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado and a run-scoring double by Ben Paulsen. Arenado then came home on a wild pitch by reliever Steve Cishek.

Flande gave up two runs on four hits over five innings.

St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia allowed just one run on two hits in five-plus innings. He left with a 2-0 lead.

The Cardinals have won 17 of their last 21 at home against Colorado.


Colorado: RHP Kyle Kendrick will have an MRI in Denver on Monday. Kendrick was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with shoulder inflammation.


Colorado: RHP Eddie Butler (3-7, 4.82) will take on Seattle RHP Felix Hernandez (12-6, 3.02) in the first of a three-game series in Denver on Monday. Butler will be facing an American League foe for the first time.

St. Louis: RHP John Lackey (9-6, 2.78) will face Cincinnati RHP Anthony DeSclafani (6-7, 3.75) in the first of a three-game set in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Lackey will be making his team-high 22nd start of the season.

Link to box score: St. Louis (67-38) 3, Colorado (44-59) 2

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