Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13, 1990: Rookie Ray Lankford Shines In Win Over the Expos

On September 13, 1990, Cardinals rookie Ray Lankford turned in a 3 for 5 performance in a 6-4 victory over the Expos in Montreal. The 23 year old Lankford put the Cardinals on the board early with an rbi single in the first inning, then added to the run total with a solo shot in the fifth. It was the second home run of his career. The game also featured another rookie by the name of Omar Olivares who pitched his way to the first major league win of his career. Olivares gave up 6 hits and allowed 3 runs in six innings of work. John Tudor took over on the mound in the seventh and kept the Expos off the board before handing the ball over to Lee Smith in the ninth, who was set to close the door. Things got interesting for Smith in that final frame, a Redbird error led to an Expo run before the Cardinals locked down his 30th save of the season. 

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