Backed by a game-opening three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals rose to the challenge and vanquished the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon, 12-3. This win clinched the NL West Division title for the Los Angeles Dodgers, even before they take the field for tonight's game against the San Diego Padres.
CONGRATULATIONS, LOS ANGELES DODGERS, YOUR NL WEST CHAMPIONS!
Earlier this week, I had posted that I would cede my vote for Andre Ethier for the Hank Aaron Award, and give it to Albert Pujols, should he and the Cardinals step up for this series. Well, Pujols stepped up, and so did the Cardinals. And here's my proof of upholding my end of the deal:
THANK YOU, ST. LOUIS, FOR NOT PHONING IT IN!
WAY TO GO, DODGERS!