Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/14/13
Better late than never has been a theme for the Cardinals of late one they used to advantage to take two of three games from Milwaukee this week. With a helpng hand from the opponent the offense showed up in the nick of time again Friday as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1. The baserunning of Pete Kozma – and the defense of the Mariners - proved to be the difference. Kozma dashed home with the determining run in the 10th inning on a passed ball. Entering in a key role in the eighth Kozma started the 10th with a single. With two outs he advanced to third as Seattle lefty Oliver Perez walked the first two hitters he faced lefthanded swingers Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay. With Matt Holliday at the plate Perez's pitch deflected off the glove of rookie catcher Mike Zunino and caromed away. Kozma took off for home and slid in safely. With the Pirates losing to the Cubs the victory pushed the Cardinals back into the penthouse of the National League Central one game ...
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