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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Roberts hit a go-ahead RBI single in 
a  three-run 12th inning  Monday that lifted the New York Yankees to a 6-4 win 
over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game series. 

The Memorial Day game marked the first meeting between the two fabled teams in 
nine years. 

Roberts delivered a bases-loaded single through the left side off Randy Choate 
(0-2) and Alfonso Soriano added a sacrifice fly followed by Brendan Ryan's RBI 
base hit, both off Jason Motte. 

Jhonny  Peralta  scored on  Jon Jay's double  in the bottom  of the 12th after 
reaching  base on Derek Jeter's throwing error, but David Robertson got out of 
the inning to record his 11th save. 

The Yankees improved to 5-2 against Cardinals in the regular season, including 
a  three-game sweep in New York in 2003. The Cardinals won two out of three in 
their last meeting in 2005 in St. Louis. 

New  York pushed its  winning streak to three games after winning its last two 
in Chicago against the White Sox. 

The Cardinals lost for just the third time in their last 12 games. 

Cardinals  right-hander Michael  Wacha, pitching five days after taking a foul 
ball  of  his elbow in the  dugout, gave up four  hits and three runs in seven 
innings. 

Yankees  righty  Chase Whitley, still  chasing his  first MLB win, was charged 
with three runs on eight hits in five-plus innings. 

The Cardinals had other opportunities in extra innings. 

Jay  hit a  leadoff single in the bottom  of the 10th but the Yankees turned a 
double  play  to end the inning  when first baseman Brendan Ryan nabbed Kolten 
Wong's  sharp  grounder before  stepping on  the bag and  throwing to Jeter at 
second base to get Jay in a rundown. 

Alfredo  Aceves (1-2) hit Matt Holliday leading off the bottom of the 11th but 
he  was stranded at  first base. Brett Gardner leapt at the wall in left field 
to catch Yadier Molina's long drive for the second out. 

The  first  three Yankees  batters of  the game reached  base against Wacha -- 
Gardner  on a  walk, Jeter on a single  and Jacoby Ellsbury on an RBI base hit 
that scored Gardner. 

The Cardinals  tied the  score in the  bottom of the  first inning after Matt 
Carpenter led off with a triple and came home on Wong's double. 

The  Yankees  started the fifth  the same way they  started the first -- walk, 
single,  RBI single  by Kelly Johnson --  and Gardner added a sacrifice fly to 
make it 3-1. 

St.  Louis  tied the score  again and  knocked Whitley out  of the game in the 
sixth. 

Holliday  led  off with a  double off  the top of  the left-field wall and the 
Cardinals  loaded  the bases after Matt  Adams singled and Whitley hit Molina. 
Allen Craig's grounder plated the first run -- the Yankees were unable to turn 
a double play -- and Peralta followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-3. 

                                   Game Notes 

The start of the game was delayed an hour because of rain ... The Yankees (27) 
and Cardinals (11) have combined for 38 World Series titles, ranking first and 
second  all-time. They  have  met in  five World  Series,  with the Cardinal
winning three ... St. Louis opened a nine-game homestand. 

 
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