During the sixth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals matchup with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, play was suspended when a cat wandered on the field at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium.
Lucas Hackman, a member of the Cardinals grounds crew, ran on the field and removed the cat, receiving a few scratches and bites along the way.
After the cat was removed, Cardinals catcher Yadir Molina finally stepped up to the plate and hit a grand-slam to left field, scoring Greg Garcia, Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler.
The Cardinals went on to win Wednesday's game, 8-5.
The hero of the game, Hackman took to Twitter after the incident writing, “I’m okay. You’re welcome.”
After the game, fellow Cardinals grounds crew member and Hackman’s brother, Matt, posted a few photos of Lucas having his right hand examined at a St. Louis area hospital .
The Braves travel to St. Louis on Friday to begin a three-game series with the Cardinals. Friday’s game begins at 8:15 p.m.
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