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Hudson strikes out 10, but bullpen bobbles slim lead; Cubs tie game, 1-1

If not for Albert Almora Jr. timing his leap and stealing a home run from Yadier Molina, the Cardinals would still have the lead and the bullpen would have had some welcome insurance headed into the top of the sixth inning.

Almora, who his teammates once described defensively as Jim Edmonds Jr. in center field, timed his leap just right so that he could get full extension with his glove and snag Molina's hit before it kissed the plants between the wall and the fans. Molina could only grin as he rounded first and saw Almora show off the ball.