KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Matt Carpenter had a career-high five hits, including the go-ahead double in the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
After the Royals rallied with two runs in the ninth, Peter Bourjos worked a one-out walk off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera in the 11th. Carpenter then rapped his double to center field.
Allen Craig added a two-run single off Tim Collins later in the inning, and Pat Neshek breezed through the bottom half to end the Royals’ six-game winning streak against National League clubs.
The Royals will go for the I-70 Series victory on Thursday night at 7:10pm. Pregame begins at 6:30 on NewsRadio 1350 KMAN from the Royals Radio Network.