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 Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in St. Louis.
Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Cat on field delay results in grand slam for Cardinals

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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