We understand from media accounts that the woman meant to take it home and care for it, but lost track of it in City Gardens. He reached base three times Wednesday night with two walks and a hit, upping his average to.253 and his on-base percentage to.388.
The kitten's scamper across Busch Stadium's outfield had fans first roaring with laughter as they watched, then roaring with cheers as Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina belted a grand slam on the very next pitch.
The Royals were outscored 37-9 in the series, but led in all four games. Ambushing a 94 miles per hour four-seam fastball, Fowler lofted it 404 feet into the bleachers behind St. Louis' bullpen in right-center for a 7-3 lead.
St. Louis got two of those runs back in its half of the second on a successful safety squeeze by Leake and a run-scoring single by Carpenter.
MIKE MATHENY: I'm not a cat person, but I sure like that one. Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong each had two hits and drove in a run.
St. Louis apparently wasn't keenly interested in trying to acquire slugging right fielder Jay Bruce through a post-deadline trade.
BULLPEN INTRIGUE: Closer Trevor Rosenthal probably needs a break after getting heavy usage this week. However, St. Louis tied it in the sixth thanks in part to a throwing error by Peter Moylan. Verlander (8-7) won for the third consecutive start, allowing three walks while striking out six. That could be the case again today with Hammel on the mound for Kansas City.
The Cardinals are just a game-and-a -half behind the Cubs in the NL Central entering Thursday.
But Kansas City is one of the few teams that has had Lynn's number since he became a full-time starter in 2012.
Venezuelan pitching prospect Alvaro Seijas, 18, is 4-1 with a 5.24 ERA in nine appearances for Johnson City this season.