, July 29 (UPI) -- On the day Ozzie Smith was inducted into the Hall of Fame, another shortstop cappped a memorable comeback for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Edgar Renteria's three-run homer off Antonio Alfonseca completed a six-run uprising in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cardinals rallied for a stunning 10-9 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
It was the third walk-off homer of the season for the Cardinals, who lead the major leagues with 32 come-from-behind victories.
With the Cubs holding a 9-4 lead, Tom Gordon started the ninth but surrendered three hits without retiring a batter. After Fernando Vina reached on an infield single, Gordon gave up an RBI double to pinch hitter Miguel Cairo and a run-scoring single to Jim Edmonds that pulled the Cardinals within 9-6.
Renteria crushed a 1-0 fastball 412 feet over the fence in left-center field, setting off a wild celebration at Busch Stadium.
Dave Veres (4-6), who gave up a solo homer to Bill Mueller that gave the Cubs a 9-4 lead in the eighth, tossed two innings for the win.
Busch Stadium continues to be a house of horrors for the Cubs, who dropped to 2-18 in their last 20 trips to St. Louis, despite opening a 6-0 lead in the top of the third.