On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a perilous position.
After dropping two of their first three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, they came to within three outs of losing the series.
But they battled back late to tie the game and set up a key moment in the bottom of the 10th inning.
St. Louis entered the inning trailing 4-3, but had tied it on Nolan Gorman‘s ground-rule double.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Tommy Edman stepped up to the plate with a chance to win the ballgame.
Edman hit one back up the middle to score Tyler O’Neill from third base and deliver a much-needed win for the Cards as they improved to 7-9 on the season.
.@TommyEdman11 ends this one in #walkoff fashion!
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— MLB (@MLB) April 16, 2023
It’s no secret that the Cardinals haven’t been off to the best of starts.
The starting pitching appears to be improving, but the offense still remained in a bit of a funk, especially with the bases loaded.
However, Edman seemingly put an end to those struggles on Sunday with his walk-off hit off of Pirates reliever Wil Crowe.
St. Louis ultimately split the series with the Pirates and set up what should be a fun pitching matchup on Monday between Merrill Kelly and Jack Flaherty as the Arizona Diamondbacks come to town.
But it was Edman who delivered the key knock on Sunday and helped the Cardinals snap out of their offensive slump.
With the win, St. Louis remained four games back of first in the NL Central and moved out of last place.NEXT: 2 Key Offensive Issues Are Plaguing The Cardinals