(BaseballStL) -- Despite drawing two walks including a 9th inning walk in Game 5, St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was unable to generate much offense again in the World Series.
With runners on first and third and one out in the top of the 3rd inning, Holliday grounded into an inning-ending double play.
Holliday also grounded out with the bases loaded in the top of the 5th inning to end a threat to score runs.
Holliday did hit a sharp single to center field in the top of the 7th inning with two outs to advance Pujols to third base.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa does not believe the slugger’s previously injured hand is the problem for Holliday’s woes.
“I think he was just pitched tough,” La Russa said. “I give their pitchers credit. Those were big at-bats.”
Holliday left a total of five runners on base in Game 5 and is 3-for-18 in the World Series.
The Cardinals left 12 runners on base and were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position in Game 5.
by Scott Bierman, BaseballStL
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