Kolten Wong drew a bases-loaded walk to cap off a four-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday night.
Tyler O’Neill tied the game at 5 with a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded off the glove of third baseman Maikel Franco.
Wong coaxed a five-pitch walk off Randy Rosario (0-1).
Alex Reyes (1-0) got the victory.
Ryan McBroom and Cam Gallagher homered for Kansas City, which has lost 13 of its last 17 to its cross-state rival.
Dylan Carlson tied it at 2 with an RBI double in the fourth. He also added a key hit in the ninth inning.
St. Louis starter Dakota Hudson allowed two runs on three hits over six innings. He retired the last 10 batters he faced.
Kansas City starter Jakob Junis gave up two runs and four hits over 3-2/3 innings in first start since Aug. 7. He struck out six and walked one.
Junis had been slowed by back spasms and came off the 10-day injury list prior to the contest.
The Royals have Thursday off and open a weekend series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
The Cardinals are scheduled to play a doubleheader versus Pittsburgh today at Busch Stadium. Game one is set to begin at 2:15. Game two is scheduled to begin at 5:15. The Cardinals are scheduled to start Kwang Hyun Kim in Game one and Johan Oviedo
is scheduled to start game two.