The Reds were leading 8-6 with one out and Felipe Lopez at first in the bottom of the eighth. Austin Kearns was the batter and Aaron Boone was on deck. Boone seemed assured a shot at four homers in a game as long as Kearns didn't get doubled up.
The good news: Kearns struck out
The bad news: Lopez got caught stealing to end the inning (maybe they were trying to avoid a ground-ball double play to ensure boone's final at-bat).
The Cardinals failed to score in the top of the ninth and the game was over. Sometimes playing for a crappy team doesn't have its benefits.