ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong have experienced a little déjà vu while rounding the bases the bottom of the 14th against the Pirates on Sunday. Wong’s second home run of the, a 421-foot blast deep into the right-field bleachers over the bullpen, gave the Cardinals their third consecutive walk-off win against the Pirates — the latest by a. It was Wong’s second career walk-off the regular, and Antti Raanta Jersey both have come against the Bucs. I was sitting there waiting for something I knew I could drive, Wong said. I wasn’t trying to bloop something, I was trying to drive something and either score myself or get scoring position. The capped a 3-for-4 day for Wong, who came off the bench for Matt Carpenter after he left the game with dizziness. Driving the ball, almost got it the gap the previous at-bat, he’s exciting, impressive kid, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. We just want to keep working with him to the point where he’s getting that consistency.
But he can do some pretty impressive things. Wong’s Brian Leetch Jersey blast ended another back-and-forth contest between two of the Central Division’s frontrunners. Carpenter’s home run the fourth gave the Cardinals a 1 lead and ended a streak of 95 consecutive innings without a home run given up by Pirates pitchers. That at-bat have been overlooked, because it didn’t get past third base, but he got into a tough spot, and he gets a 3 slider, which is one he swung through a couple of times, and Harrison makes a great play to save that game from being over, Matheny said. Just incredible at-bat from Bourjos right there. It is the first time the Cardinals had three extra-inning walk-off wins a row since winning four consecutive July 7, 1987. It also prolongs a walk-off trend against the Pirates. Since the start of the 2013, the Cardinals have had 15 walk-off wins, with eight of those coming at the expense of the Bucs. Any time you can get a walk-off home run, it’s special, but to do it the fashion that we did three a row, it’s something big for us, especially against a team like the Pirates, Wong said. Joe is a contributor to. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Fla. — Reggie said Sunday he wanted to stay with the Detroit Pistons, and the team responded kind by reaching a five-year agreement worth $80 million to retain the restricted free agent and give him the highest-value contract team history. The contract was something of a formality. did not seek external offers and the Pistons made re-signing him their highest-priority piece of offseason business. came to Orlando this weekend specifically to meet with Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Gundy about his new contract, which does not include any options. can not sign the deal until Thursday and the Pistons might like to delay it even longer while they pursue another free-agent big man. They then could exceed the salary cap to retain. was acquired a February trade which the Pistons sent Singler and D.J. Augustin to Oklahoma City. Though received the largest contract team history, the Pistons are expected to sign center Drummond to a long-term extension, either this or next, which exceed it. not be the highest-paid Piston for a single, a distinction that still belongs to Iverson, who made $20 million 2008., 25, is entering his fifth NBA. He played 27 games with the Pistons after the trade and averaged 17 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds with them. last year turned down a four-year, $48 million extension offer to remain as Oklahoma City’s backup, which prompted the Thunder to seek trade opportunities.