Freese leaves game with concussion in Cards' 7-4 win over Marlins
St. Louis Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse throws to the Florida Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) By J Pat Carter
MIAMI (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his 25th home run and finished a triple shy of the cycle, and six relievers combined to pitch six innings and help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 7-4 on Thursday night.
Pujols came into the game only 1 for 14 on the Cardinals' trip. He walked and scored in the first inning, singled and scored in the third, homered in the fourth and doubled in the sixth. The first baseman also made a lunging backhanded stop to start a 3-6-3 double play.
The Cardinals' David Freese earned a tough go-ahead RBI when he was hit in the helmet by a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning. That put the Cardinals ahead to stay, 4-3.
Freese left the game with a mild concussion and a bruise.
After the game Freese posted on his Twitter feed Freese posted "All good yall. Lil concussion. Not much up there anyway." You can see tweets from Freese and other players on the BaseballStL mobile app.
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