Cardinals Vs. Royals Score Update: St. Louis Falls In 15-inning Marathon

The rubber match in the series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals took 15 innings to settle, as the Royals eventually held on for the 5-3 win.

Both teams rallied when they were down to their last outs, with the Royals tying the game at two in the top of the 9th inning off of Jason Motte. It was Billy Butler who tied the game with his 12th home run of the season. The Cardinals rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the bottom of the 14th, with Yadier Molina tying the game on a single off of Jonathan Broxton.

Kansas City finally did enough to pull away in the top of the 15th, as Yuniesky Betancourt hit his fourth homer of the season. Adam Wainwright pitched very well for St. Louis, allowing just one earned run in seven innings.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos, and for more general baseball coverage head over to Baseball Nation.

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