Posted September 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Matt Carpenter knew he had done something special. The St. Louis Cardinals are confident there is more to come, too. Carpenter broke Stan Musial's team record for doubles by a left-handed batter in a season as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Saturday night to maintain a two-game lead in the NL Central. Carpenter's fifth-inning double was his 54th one more than Musial's total in 1953. Carpenter went into the game aware he was tied with Stan the Man. ''To know that you have done something, took a record from (Musial) or broke a record that he held, you can't put it into words,'' Carpenter said. ''It is pretty amazing. It is something I am extremely proud of and definitely a cool thing.'' Carpenter grounded out to start of the game and flied out in the second. But with two outs in the fifth, he hit a shot into the right-field corner to set the mark. ''Someone had mentioned to me that I tied him last night, so when I hit it today, I knew,'' Carpenter said. ''I got the ...
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