August 22, 2010

Feliz continues to impact Cards offense

Pedro Feliz tripled and singled in runs for the Redbirds Saturday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants. Brought to the Cards to shore up third base, Feliz has had an immediate impact on the sputtering offense.

Feliz also scored a run, gaining involvement in three out of the five Cardinals runs in a 5-1 victory. Feliz led Cardinals hitters with a 2-for-4 game.

Randy Winn also added some pop at the plate with a solo homer to right field.

Jon Jay singled home Albert Pujols as well.

Chris Carpenter notched his 14th win, giving him a 14-4 record. Tim Lincecum suffered the loss, now 11-8.

The win pulled the Cardinals within 3 1/2 games of the Cincinnati Reds for first place in the NL Central.

The Cardinals play the rubber match with the Giants Sunday at 1:15 CT in St. Louis.