Cardinals’ frustrations on offense reach new low in series loss to White Sox

ST. LOUIS — When Bryan Ramos crossed home plate in the top of the seventh inning, he didn’t just score the fourth run of the frame for the Chicago White Sox. He also took what little morale was remaining at Busch Stadium and squashed it flat.

The Cardinals mustered four hits and took just one at-bat with a runner in scoring position in their 5-1 loss to the White Sox, who entered the series on Friday winners of one road game and one series. After a weekend in St. Louis, they tripled the former total and doubled the latter. The Cardinals on the other hand fell four games under .500 and back to last place in the National League Central.

“A day like today, a series like this one, you have to figure out a way to take this series,” manager Oli Marmol said. “We didn’t even give ourselves opportunities to do that today.”

No, the Cardinals did not. In what has become the defining storyline of their season, the offense came up short, leading to a series loss to one of…

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