LaRue retires after concussion from brawl

LaRue retires after concussion from brawl

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Jason LaRue says he is retiring from the game after receiving a concussion during an August brawl with the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: St. Louis 13, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Chris Carpenter hit a grand slam and drove in six runs Thursday while pitching St. Louis to a 13-0 rout of Cincinnati.

MLB: St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, May 27 (UPI) -- Jason LaRue's sixth-inning RBI single Wednesday boosted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers.

MLB: St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 2

ST. LOUIS, May 7 (UPI) -- Todd Wellemeyer gave up two earned runs and just four hits in seven innings Thursday to help St. Louis to a 5-2 win and a two-game sweep of Pittsburgh.

MLB: St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 2

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Jason LaRue and Rick Ankel hit two-run homers for St. Louis, which scored eight runs in the first four innings Wednesday and buried the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-2.

MLB: St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Rick Ankiel and Jason LaRue had two RBI each Friday to key the St. Louis' 5-3 win against Cincinnati, the Cardinals' third win in a row.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Florida 4

MIAMI, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Jason LaRue's two-run double put St. Louis ahead in the seventh inning Wednesday and the Cardinals held on for a 6-4 victory over the Florida Marlins.

MLB: St. Louis 9, Kansas City 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 29 (UPI) -- Jason LaRue homered, tripled and drove in four runs for St. Louis in a 9-6 win Sunday over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: St. Louis 9, Boston 3

BOSTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Troy Glaus hit a grand slam in the top of the second inning to key the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-3 victory at Boston.

MLB: St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, June 11 (UPI) -- Braden Looper went the distance Wednesday, allowing three hits, and St. Louis got two first-inning homers en route to a 10-0 blasting of Cincinnati.

MLB: Milwaukee 8, St. Louis 3

MILWAUKEE, May 12 (UPI) -- Ryan Braun hit two home runs for the second straight day Monday to power the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB: St. Louis 11, San Francisco 1

ST. LOUIS, April 19 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Albert Pujols highlighted a six-run fourth inning Friday and lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-1 bashing of San Francisco.

MLB: Kansas City 1, Minnesota 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Larue drove in the game's lone run Thursday afternoon with a third-inning sacrifice fly, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 1-0.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Kansas City 3

MINNEAPOLIS, July 31 (UPI) -- Carlos Silva pitched eight innings and Torii Hunter homered Tuesday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to their fourth straight victory, a 5-3 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 17, Seattle 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3 (UPI) -- Rookie Billy Butler homered and had six RBI Tuesday, as the Kansas City Royals trounced the Seattle Mariners 17-3.
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Jason LaRue
Cincinnati Reds catcher Jason LaRue (L) tries to reach out and tag St. Louis Cardinals David Eckstein after LaRue dropped the baseball on a third strike in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 12, 2005. Eckstein was safe at first after homeplate umpire Andy Fletcher said LaRue missed the tag. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt).

Michael Jason "Rusty" LaRue (born March 19, 1974 in Houston, Texas) is a Major League Baseball catcher for St. Louis Cardinals. LaRue agreed to a two-year, $9.1 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds on December 20, 2005. On November 20, 2006, LaRue was traded to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. Since a player could not be agreed upon, the Royals opted to send the Reds cash considerations in the amount of one dollar.

After being selected in the 5th round of the 1995 MLB draft out of Dallas Baptist University, LaRue debuted with Cincinnati on June 15, 1999 and became Cincinnati's starting catcher in 2001. 2005 was his best overall season with 14 HR, 60 RBI and .260 batting average.

On Mother's Day, May 14, 2006, LaRue was one of more than 50 hitters who brandished a pink bat to benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation. He was also one of a handful of players to hit a home run with a pink bat.

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