ST. LOUIS (KMOX) updated at 5:10 p.m.– The St. Louis Cardinals are dominating the Kansas City Royals on the field, but KC is up 1-0 in off-the-field games. Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and outfielder Dexter Fowler apparently fell for a prank by the Royals bus driver after Tuesday night’s 10-3 win.
The Cardinals have won four straight overall, scoring 38 runs in that stretch, and have taken the first two meetings in their four-game, two-city cross-state series. Fowler was 1-4 last night, with a double and scoring a run in the fifth inning. Wainwright started on Sunday’s game in Cincinnati, and is not expected to pitch in this series.
But the two were involved in a different game, when they were looking for the Cardinals’ team bus.
Fowler tweeted: “Welp. @UncleCharlie50 & I just got on the wrong team bus 😫”
And Wainwright gave a short explanation, saying: “Yep, the @Royals bus driver set us up! He got us… well done”
Before Wednesday’s game, both Fowler and Wainwright were asked about the “trick.” Fowler says he was just following Wainwright’s lead, and followed him on the bus. But says as soon as he walked on he realized it was the Royals bus.
Wainwright says he almost sat down, then he noticed Royals relief pitcher Mike Minor on the bus.
“I knew he was not on our team,” Wainwright says. “He just pitched against us, like the inning before.”
The Cardinals ace partially blames the Royals bus driver who was standing outside the door.
“He didn’t go out of his way to tell us,” “And I questioned him after, I said ‘Is that funny? You think you got us good huh?’ He said ‘I told you Royals.’ And I was like ‘you didn’t tell me Royals, you just pointed to the door.'”
The Royals are in St. Louis tonight, so we’ll have to wait and see if there is some retaliation.
Kansas City should definitely be on high alert.
First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. and pre-game coverage can be heard on KMOX 1120AM at 6:20 p.m.