Birds on the Battery

09/15/2022 Birds on the Battery

By: Jeff Yoder

Cardinals Duo Adam Wainwright & Yadier Molina Set MLB Record With 325th Combined Start

The St. Louis Cardinals are quickly rewriting records with players over 40. In the farewell season where Albert Pujols is chasing 700 home runs, another pair of Cards in their 40s made history on Wednesday. Pitcher Adam Wainwright (41) and catcher Yadier Molina (40) teamed up for their 325th battery. The duo’s first start came in 2007. They passed the Tigers duo of Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan for the most all-time. The Cards beat the Brewers (4-1) behind all three 40-year-olds. Wainwright struck out three and gave up just one run in five innings. Molina punched the go-ahead RBI in the 2nd inning, and Pujols added more runs with an RBI double in the 8th inning.


The veteran Cardinals (84-59) now hold an eight-game lead in the NL Central. There’s a good chance the Waino-Yadi battery record will stand the test of time.


Watch: Cardinals Beat Brewers as Wainwright-Molina Set Battery Record


MLB Quick-Hitters


Yanks Hot AgainThe Yankees completed a two-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 5-3 win on Wednesday behind Gleyber Torres’ three-run little league home run. New York gets a three-game series with the Brewers this weekend.


Vlad’s 100thVladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 100th career home run last night to lift the Blue Jays over the Rays (5-1). He became the youngest player in franchise history to hit 100 dingers (23 years old).


J-Rod’s Rookie Record: Mariners’ rookie Julio Rodriguez made history on Wednesday with his 26th home run and 25th stolen base, becoming the first rookie in MLB history to join the 25-25 club. He’s only 21 years old. The Mariners beat the Padres (6-1).


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