#RallyCat interrupts Cardinals game in St. Louis

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Wednesday night in the sixth inning, a small cat ran onto the field at Busch Stadium as the Royals battled the Cardinals in the third game of the I-70 series.

The next pitch, Molina hit a grand slam to give St. Louis the lead, and the legend of Rally Cat was born.

Badly in need of a well-pitched game from a starter, Kansas City (57-56) will call on Jason Hammel (5-9, 4.73).

The Cardinals said the fan claimed the cat was hers and abruptly left with the animal after answering some questions from security.

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The viral story of the Rally Cat that invaded Busch Stadium continues. Louis Cardinals game and it sparked a comeback for the home team. Lorenzo Cain's double to right-center field scored Whit Merrifield. Catcher Yadier Molina was up to bat with the bases loaded and trailing by one.

Merrifield made it 3-0 when he scored on Molina's throwing error in the second.

Early Thursday afternoon the Cardinals explained precisely what happened in a statement.

Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth to garner his ninth save. The first four Royals batters collected hits. In 2011, a squirrel caused a big distraction during an NLDS game between the Cardinals and Phillies, running across home plate during Philadelphia pitcher Roy Oswalt's delivery before jumping into the stands. Kansas City SS Alcides Escobar started his 284th straight game, tying Baltimore's Miguel Tejada (2004-05) for the longest streak in the majors at the position since the Orioles' Cal Ripken Jr. started 2,216 consecutive games from 1982 to 1996. St. Louis had an 11-3 win on Monday and then followed it up with a 10-3 victory last night.

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