Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and finished with three hits, surpassing Rogers Hornsby on the St. Louis Cardinals’ all-time list, who beat the Toronto Blue Jays’ winning streak 6-1 on Wednesday to seven Gave. ,
Adam Wainwright made seven inspired innings to help St Louis split the two-match series, despite playing without sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, who are unvaccinated and unable to travel to Canada.
Nolan Gorman built the house, while Dylan Carlson and Lars Knutbar added the pair.
Foreigners who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 cannot enter Canada, with limited exceptions that require a 14-day quarantine. Non-vaccinated players are placed on a restricted list where they are not paid and days of Major League service do not count.
Goldschmidt, Arenado and catcher Austin Romain, who were placed on the banned list on Tuesday, will be eligible to return to the Cardinals on Friday when they begin the three-match series in Washington.
Facing Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gossman, Pujols scored a single in the first inning, doubled in the fourth, and homeridden. His hits allowed him to reach 2,110 and 2,111 with the Cardinals, surpassing Hornsby for fourth place in franchise history.
For the Cardinals, Dominican Albert Pujols scored 4–3 and scored three.
For the Blue Jays, Dominican Vladimir Guerrero scored 4-2 with a run, Raimel Tapia 3-1 and Teoscar Hernandez 3-0; and Mexican Alejandro Kirk 4-0.