Astros sweep Cardinals with ninth-inning rally

BY foxsports • July 23, 2009

Miguel Tejada refused to get down after missing the opportunity to drive in a run with the Houston Astros trailing by one and the bases loaded in the seventh inning Wednesday night.

He just hoped to get another chance.

He did.

Tejada singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 to complete a three-game sweep of their NL Central rival.

"In the seventh I was out with the bases loaded so I just put it in my mind that it doesn't matter what you do at one at-bat, more at-bats are coming," Tejada said calling the hit his favorite as an Astro. "When I (came) up in the ninth in that situation I just said: 'I've got to help my team here and try to be the guy.'"

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