St. Louis resides 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.
The viral story of the Rally Cat that invaded Busch Stadium continues.
On Wednesday, the team was in the midst of a heated game against cross-state rivals the Kansas City Royals - trailing on their home turf 5-4 in the sixth inning. Molina slapped a grand slam on Wednesday to help propel the win; Gyorko had a hit and an RBI.
The cat was instantly dubbed #RallyCat on Twitter, and St. Louis went on to win.
Previously, Rally Squirrel became the Cardinals' unofficial mascot during their 2011 World Series championship run. After taking the first pitch for a ball, Molina stepped out of the batter's box and pointed his bat toward the outfield where a field intruder was streaking across the outfield. Hackmann says he set the cat down near the Stan Musial statue with some Busch Stadium ushers and left to get his treatment on his hand.
Catching a few scratches and bites, the crew member carried the cat away from the action. "Our grounds crew is looking to develop a stray animal protocol to ensure the safety of both the grounds crew and animal should this happen again".
"I heard the crowd erupt and I thought there must have been something on the scoreboard", Moylan said. Then he was laughing about the cat biting the kid that snatched it up. "It's just scared, '" she said.
RT @Cut4: So the cat has to be named Yadi now, right?
The Cardinals said they caught up to the fan as she left the ballpark to ask her questions, but "she abruptly left with the cat".
"I'm not a cat person but I sure liked that one", Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters.
The Cardinals issued a statement Thursday on the rally cat's eventual escape.
"I just want to find him", she said.