The inning started innocently enough with a David Freese leadoff single followed by Jon Jay popping up a bunt for the first out. Then, St. Louis went crazy. The next six hitters reached base either by a hit or a walk. After Lance Berkman popped out for the second out, it began to rain doubles. Five of the next six St. Louis batters got two-baggers, driving in eight runs in the process.
Freese, Allen Craig and Skip Schumaker each had two hits in the inning with Shumaker going 2-2 with a double, triple and three RBI. In all, the Cardinals ran up 17 at-bats. 10 hits, seven doubles and three walks en route to their 12 runs. Chicago used four different pitchers in the inning with James Russell taking the most damage with six earned runs.