Ned Yost

Rally cat: Molina slam after cat runs on field leads Cards

The Rally Squirrel became the St. Louis Cardinals' unofficial mascot during their 2011 World Series championship run.

On Wednesday night, the Rally Cat was born.

Yadier Molina blasted a grand slam into the left field seats one pitch after a cat ran onto and across the field in the sixth inning, helping the Cardinals rally to beat the Kansas City Royals 8-5.

"It's amazing," Molina said. "You see some animal coming through a field. You expect people to jump on the field but you never expect an animal. It was fun."

The win was the third straight for the Cardinals against the Royals and the fifth straight overall. The Royals have lost eight of...

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