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Cardinals weekend hitting feats


Albert Pujols’
six RBI against Kansas City in St. Louis’ interleague game on Sunday tied the Cardinals team high for RBI in an interleague series contest:

Albert Pujols-2009-KCR-6

Mark McGwire-1999-CHW-6

Ryan Ludwick-2007-OAK-5

Albert Pujols-2007-LAA-5

John Mabry-2005-KCR-5

John Mabry-2004-TEX-5


Pujols extended his team lead in games with five RBI or more over the last 55 years to 13.

Cardinals five-RBI games (1954-2009):

13-Albert Pujols

8-Mark McGwire

7-Ken Boyer

7-Stan Musial

6-Ted Simmons

4-Scott Rolen

4-Edgar Renteria

4-George Hendrick

4-Jim Edmonds


Over his career, Pujols has 28 multi-home run games. 19 of them were on consecutive plate appearances and 22 were on consecutive at-bats.

Before Pujols’ feats this past weekend, the only other Cardinal with multiple RBI games in all three games of an interleague series was Edgar Renteria on June 3-5, 2003 against Toronto in St. Louis.

The only player other than Khalil Greene to hit a home run in all three games of an interleague series was Pujols on May 19-21, 2006, also in Kansas City.


Home runs by Cardinals designated hitters (single game):

Player Date Opp **HR**
Albert Pujols 6/21/2009 @KCR 2
Larry Walker 6/14/2005 @TOR 2
Tino Martinez 6/14/2003 @NYY 2
Jim Edmonds 6/12/2003 @BOS 2-1 after moving to LF
Albert Pujols 6/29/2008 @KCR 1
Yadier Molina 6/20/2008 @BOS 1
Scott Spiezio 6/17/2007 @OAK 1
Chris Duncan 6/14/2007 @KCR 1
Chris Duncan 5/21/2006 @KCR 1
Larry Walker 5/21/2005 @KCR 1
Albert Pujols 6/10/2003 @BOS 1
Miguel Cairo 6/8/2002 @KCR 1
Fernando Tatis 7/17/2000 @MIN 1
Shawon Dunston 7/13/2000 @CHW 1
Thomas Howard 6/9/2000 @DET 1


Cardinals career DH home run totals:

4-Albert Pujols

3-Larry Walker

2-Tino Martinez

2-Chris Duncan

1-Jim Edmonds

1-Scott Spiezio

1-Yadier Molina

1-Miguel Cairo

1-Fernando Tatis

1-Shawon Dunston

1-Thomas Howard


Thanks to Tom Orf for gathering the above stats.

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