Date: August 6, 2022, 11:49 am

The Cardinals Paul DeJong erased a one run deficit and turned it into game winning RBI's with a two run double in the bottom of the eighth lifting St. Louis to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees Friday night at Busch Stadium.

Trailing 3-2, the Redbirds picked up a one out single from Nolan Arenado in the bottom of the eighth that was followed by a two out walk to Tyler O'Neill. DeJong was able to take a pitch from Yankees reliever Clay Holmes into the right field corner to score the go ahead runs. DeJong, recently called back up to the majors, was happy to be able to contribute after his early season struggles.

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Ryan Helsley worked around a walk in the top of the ninth to earn his tenth save of the season. Andrea Pallante pitched four scoreless innings of relief for St. Louis and earned the win to up his record to 5-4.

The Cardinals picked up the series opening win despite being outhit by the Yankees 10-5. Matt Carpenter made his first return to Busch Stadium after playing eleven seasons in St. Louis and drew a standing ovation on his first at bat. Carpenter was 2 for 5 with a pair of singles.

St. Louis remains tied with Milwaukee at the top of the NL Central after the Brewers beat the Reds 5-1 Friday night.

The Cardinals and Yankees play game two of their weekend series Saturday night at 6:15 p.m. Cardinal Network coverage starts at 5:20 p.m. on KNEM/KNMO.

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