Royals lose to Cardinals 8-5

Rallycat helps Cardinals with Grand Slam

Rallycat helps Cardinals with Grand Slam

A member of the Busch Stadium grounds crew removes a cat that had run onto the field during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals on August 9, 2017, in St. Louis.

"But I liked that one", he said of the kitten that ran on the field just before Yadier Molina sank his claws into the Kansas City Royals.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth on Tuesday night, the game was delayed for a couple minutes when a small, feisty cat sprinted onto the field at Busch Stadium. Except it's even better than a rally cat because it's a tiny, adorable, RALLY KITTEN. Then, on the first pitch after the cat was removed from the field, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina smacked a grand slam over the left field fence.

Before Trevor Rosenthal, St. Louis' sixth pitcher, worked a scoreless ninth to post his ninth save in 11 chances, #rallykitty had become a trending item on social media. I thought there was a streaker on the field, to be honest.

This victory came after Kansas City (57-56) opened a 3-0 lead against Mike Leake in the second inning.

Louis Cardinals' unofficial mascot during their 2011 World Series championship run.

Cameras soon showed the cat making its way way to the outfield, running past a smiling Lorenzo Cain. Jason Hammel will be on the mound for the Royals and Lance Lynn makes the start for the Cardinals. They ended up beating the Royals 8-5 and moved into second place in the NL Central division, MLB.com reported.

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