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2019 Schedule
40-37, 3rd in NL Cent

BBTN: Pujols in STL, Mets' Issues, Uni Quiz

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis, the Mets' continued issues and the sinking Phillies (17:10). Plus, an interview with Angels IF Tommy La Stella (34:18) and a "Uni Quiz" with Todd Radom (36:37).

Pujols: This weekend one of the best of my career (1:23)
Pujols, Molina swap jerseys after the game (0:39)
Pujols gets curtain call after last at-bat of series (0:32)
Wong starts double play in style (0:20)
Pujols gets another ovation, records single in 3rd (0:36)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Dakota Hudson pitched his eighth consecutive quality start today. That's tied for the third-longest active such streak with Lance Lynn, who pitches tonight. Only Max Scherzer (11) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (10) have lengthier active streaks.

Pujols gets standing ovation, later hits a homer (0:55)
Ozuna launches one up to Big Mac Land (0:20)
Pena's errant throw gifts Cards two runs (0:27)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

You just knew it would happen, right? Albert Pujols homers at Busch Stadium, taking Dakota Hudson into the left-field bullpen. The crowd is still buzzing. You would have thought the Cardinals had just won the World Series. Of course, Pujols doesn't play for the Cards and despite his visiting player status, he answered the crowd's plea for a curtain call. Just an amazing moment.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The announced attendance at Busch Stadium tonight for Albert Pujols' return: 48,423. It's the second-largest crowd in the history of Busch Stadium III.

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Pujols' Busch Stadium return 'just pretty amazing'

It had been nearly 11 years since Albert Pujols last played in Busch Stadium prior to Friday night. Greeted with ovations before all three plate appearances, he said there were several times when he nearly shed tears during the game.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The ovation for Albert Pujols at Busch Stadium went on for about 1 minutes and 20 seconds when he stepped to the plate for the first time tonight. It may have never stopped if Michael Wacha had not finally thrown a pitch. Pujols tipped his helmet to the crowd, pointed to the Cardinals' dugout and hugged St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina. Then he just missed barreling one up, flying out to medium-deep center. Great moment in St. Louis.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Hopelessly lost in the shuffle of Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis is the fact that this is Mike Trout's first game here. Trout singled and scored on Justin Upton's double to open tonight's scoring.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Who is the home team tonight? Fans came out early on a wet evening to crowd near the field beyond the Angels' dugout, hoping to catch a glimpse of Albert Pujols.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Well, it's SUPPOSED to be Albert Pujols' first game back in St. Louis tonight ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Pujols used to be bothered by how long it took for the Angels to go back to St. Louis, but he sees it differently now. "It's coming at the right time," he said.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.15
Quality Starts34
Batting Average.243
On Base Percentage.321
Slugging Percentage.402