Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals slugged their way to a 16-7 game 3 victory and a 2-1 World Series lead.
Allen Craig started the action with a solo homer run in the first to give the Cards an early lead. Texas trailed 5-0 heading into the bottom of the 4th but cut the lead to 5-3 on home runs by Michael Young and Nelson Cruz. Texas found themselves down 8-3 in the bottom of the 5th inning but again rallied to make it a 8-6 game. In the following inning the Cardinals scored four runs, including a long 3-run homer by Albert Pujols. Little did anyone know that the Albert Pujols show was just beginning.
Pujols was not done as he hit a 2-run homer in the 7th to give St. Louis a 14-6 lead. Albert capped things off in the 9th by hitting his 3rd home run of the game. The Cardinals would win the game by a final score of 16-7. Albert Pujols became the first player since Reggie Jackson in 1977 to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game. Pujols finished with 5 hits, 3 home runs, and 6 RBI’s.
Both teams will be back at it Sunday night for game 4.