Game Log: Cards run over Mets, win 5-2

Game Log: Cards run over Mets, win 5-2

Game Log: Cards run over Mets, win 5-2

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by JJ Bailey / BaseballStL | @TheJJBailey

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Posted on June 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 17 at 8:53 PM

(BaseballStL) -- Jason Motte came on to wrap things up, but lasted only five pitches when he allowed a home run and a double. 

Behind him, Pat Neshek took the ball and recorded three soft outs, wrapping up the contest in an orderly fashion. 

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Jhonny Peralta reached for the second time Tuesday when he ripped a one-out double into right center. The ball hopped over the wall though he would have been standing on second with ease. 

Mark Ellis nearly had his 11th RBI when he ripped a ball into left, but Eric Young Jr. raced it down for the second out. 

Daniel Descalso appeared to end the action when he hit a spinner softly in the air to second, but Eric Murphy couldn't keep the ball in his mitt, and Descalso beat the throw to make it first and third. 

With Wacha due up, Mike Matheny opted to go with Kolten Wong at the dish instead. Showing his appreciation, the rookie deposited a ball into the gap for an RBI and pushed the Cardinal advantage to three runs. 

To follow, Peter Bourjos cracked the hit column when he hit a ball in the hole between short and third to score Descalso. 

When the smoke cleared, the Cardinals had two unearned runs and led 5-2. 

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After Michael Wacha dodged a jam in the top of the fifth, the Cardinals rewarded him with another run. 

The young righty struck out Daniel Murphy with men on second and third to preserve the tie, then helped his own cause in the bottom half of the inning. 

After Daniel Descalso was hit to lead off the inning, Wacha bunted him over to second for Peter Bourjos. A strikeout left him stationary, but Descalso would be off and running one pitch later when Jon Jay smoked a triple into the right field corner.

It was Jays 19th RBI of the season and it gave the Cardinals the advantage once again. 

Jay would trot hime himself when Matt Holliday hit a screamer into right of his own, continuing to climb the RBI ranks and pushing the Cardinal lead to 3-1. 

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David Wright answered Molina's shot with one of his own, a no-doubter in the second. Coming off an eight pitch inning in the third, Michael Wacha went 2-2 on New York's third baseman to start the fourth inning before surrendering a 398-foot bomb to left. 

It was Wright's fifth homer of the year and his 227th overall. 

The rest of the Mets in the frame went down without a fight, but the game was back to even. 

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The power train kept rolling through St. Louis Tuesday, as Yadier Molina ripped his sixth homer of the season. 

After a first inning that saw Jon Jay raise his average to .312 with a single up the middle, the Cardinals managed the first run two pitched into the second inning. 

Molina's ball barely carried the wall in left, traveling 374 feet, but it was enough to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead on lefty Jon Niese and the Mets. 

They picked up three hits the first time through the order. 

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