Stuck out! Ball clings to Molina, Cubs rally past Cardinals
The Associated Press - April 7, 2017 9:23 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) – In a most sticky situation, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina couldn’t find a ball that clung to his chest protector and the Chicago Cubs turned the bizarre play into a late rally, beating St. Louis 6-4 Thursday.
The Cardinals led 4-2 in the seventh inning when things became crazy at Busch Stadium.
Pinch hitter Matt Szczur led off by striking out on a pitch from Brett Cecil that skipped in the dirt. The ball bounced into Molina’s protector and appeared to get trapped by a sticky substance.
Molina kept looking around for the ball, and only found it once Szczur was at first base. The Gold Glove catcher gave a bemused look and smiled.
The Cubs capitalized when a walk set up Kyle Schwarber’s go-ahead home run.