After several big innings of RBIs and homers, the Cardinals fell apart in the ninth allowing the Cubs to rally and score 6 runs to take the lead and win the game on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Busch Stadium. The series is tied 1-1 with two more games to go. Photos by Colter Peterson, cpeterson…

It took 11 months, a few round trips to the minors and back, more than 1,400 pitches, and, almost improbably, 17 starts for Johan Oviedo to get within one inning of the career first he’s been chasing the entire time. It all came apart with him watching from the dugout. Closer Alex Reyes entered a tenuous ninth and could not douse the bases-loaded kindling left behind by reliever Luis Garcia. ...

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