The St. Louis Cardinals have completed the London Series against the Chicago Cubs in soccer’s home country of England with a 1-1 tie.
St. Louis came from behind to win game two of the London Series 7-5 at London Stadium in England.
After being swept 9-1 the day before, St. Louis evened the series with a win in Game 2.
After falling behind by four runs in the top of the first inning, the Reds got a lucky break in the bottom of the inning when Tommy Hyun-Soo Edmon’s throw to second base was missed by Cubs first baseman Trey Mancini.토토사이트
With two outs, Brendan Donovan hit a two-run single to right to cut the lead to 4-3.
In the third inning, with runners on first and third, Jordan Walker singled up the middle to tie the game at 4-4.
The Reds answered in the fifth inning with runners on first and second on Paul Goldschmidt’s RBI single to right and Lars Nutba’s sacrifice fly to left field.
In the fifth, Wilson Contreras’ double and Nolan Gorman’s RBI single to left put St. Louis up 7-4.
“With the game-winning hit, Goldschmidt became the first player to play a regular-season Major League Baseball game in five different countries,” according to MLB.com.
On March 22-23, 2014, Goldschmidt played the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
On June 22-23, 2016, he played against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On April 14-15, 2019, after moving to St. Louis, he played a two-game series against the Cincinnati Reds in Monterrey, Mexico.
This time in the United Kingdom, Goldschmidt made history by playing a regular season Major League Baseball game in five different countries, including the United States.
Goldschmidt breaks the record (Photo: AP, Yonhap)
In 2019, Major League Baseball hosted a rivalry game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in London.
It was the first major league game to be played in Europe.
The London Series resumed this year after a four-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
London Stadium, which hosted major league games in 2019 and again this year, is a sports complex that is home to West Ham United of the English professional soccer Premier League.
It served as the main venue for the 2012 London Olympics.
Major League Soccer removed the turf from London Stadium’s football field and laid the grass on top of 4,000 tons of aggregate to level the surface.
They also built special bleachers to convert the rectangular stadium into a baseball field.
Game 2 of the London Series between St. Louis and the Cubs was a box office success, with 112,227 fans in attendance.