The Washington Nationals embittered the historic day that Yadier Molina had with the St. Louis Cardinals, after taking the 11-6 victory in a new day of the Major Leagues. The people from the capital were better and did not let them enjoy the record that the Puerto Rican achieved.
The catcher, who also hit two homers, tied an MLB record with pitcher Adam Wainwright by reaching 324 starts as a couple. Until now, this figure was held by pitcher Mickey Lolich and mask Bill Freehan with Detroit between 1963 and 1975.
After the achievement and before the first pitch of the commitment was given, Molina and the first baseman received a standing ovation from the more than 40 thousand spectators who attended Busch Stadium.
Then the catcher shone with a two-run homer in the third inning and another solo shot in the fourth. It is the ninth meeting in which the Puerto Rican baseball player connects more than one homer.
While Wainwright was scored with four runs and nine hits in five innings. However, the loss went to reliever Andre Pallante (6-5) and the victory ended up being carried by Masson Thompson (1-0).
Molina and his partner have made 13 All-Star appearances together, as well as 11 playoff appearances in 17 seasons with the Cardinals. They will be able to break the record in front of their public on September 14 against Milwaukee.
Already in the winning side of the ninth, Alex Call was the most outstanding man with four hits and five RBIs, including a home run off James Naile in the ninth that put three lines on the scoreboard.
Cubs 3-4 Reds
Brewers 2-1 Giants
Phillies 5-6 Marlins
Yankees 3-4 Twins