St. Louis Cardinals defeat New York Mets, 12-7

Luis Castillo suffered a bizarre ankle sprain Tuesday night.

And that was only the beginning of the agonizing late-game twists for the Mets.

With Johan Santana poised to win a game in which he surrendered five earned runs for only the second time in his career, Francisco Rodriguez suffered his fourth blown save in 28 chances and Albert Pujols belted a grand slam an inning later as the Mets lost to the Cardinals, 12-7, in 10 innings.

In the 10th, Sean Green inherited ...