MLB: St. Louis 8, Miami 7 (10 innings)

June 25, 2012 at 11:51 PM

MIAMI, June 25 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina smashed a game-tying homer in the ninth inning Monday and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past Miami 8-7 in 10 innings.

Trailing 6-1 after seven innings, the Cards began a comeback in the eighth when Carlos Beltran scored on an error by Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez.

They made it 6-4 in the ninth on RBI from Beltran and Allen Craig before Molina came up with two outs and stunned the Marlins by pounding a pitch from closer Heath Bell into the left field bullpen for a two-run shot.

The Cards scored two more in the 10th off Chad Gaudin (1-1), with the first coming on Rafael Furcal's RBI double.

The decisive play, however, was a run-producing infield hit by rookie pitcher Joe Kelly, who was forced to bat after Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen caught Cardinals counterpart Mike Matheny in line-up mistake.

Jason Motte allowed a run in the bottom of the 10th but managed to hang on for his 15th save.

Victor Marte (2-1) earned the win for St. Louis, which notched its fourth triumph in five contests.

Jose Reyes supplied two hits and a pair of RBI for Miami.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury