Tatis error helps Cards win 8th in row

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado's bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 8-7 Sunday for an eight-game winning streak.

Tatis' brutal error and mental mistake - he chose not to make an easy throw to second or third for a forceout - came one day after his dugout dustup with teammate Manny Machado.

"Looking back, maybe you'd take the out at second," Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. "He came in ready to make a play in case they were tagging there, so that's where his mindset was, to catch and go home. After the ball went on the ground, he just went with those instincts."


AL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 S. Perez, KC113
2 J. Abreu, CWS111
3 T. Hernández, Tor106
4t R. Devers, Bos104
4t V. Guerrero Jr., Tor104
6 M. Olson, Oak103
7 A. Meadows, TB100
8 Y. Alvarez, Hou98
9 K. Seager, Sea96
10t B. Bichette, Tor95
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NL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 A. Duvall, Atl103
2 N. Arenado, StL99
3 O. Albies, Atl94
4t J. Aguilar, Mia93
4t M. Machado, SD93
6 F. Tatis Jr., SD91
7 A. Riley, Atl89
8 J. Votto, Cin88
9t P. Alonso, NYM87
9t P. Goldschmidt, StL87
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