Game 7 winner laces ’em up with Blues



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Before he became the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace, pitcher Chris Carpenter was a pretty good high school hockey player.

The World Series Game 7 winner got a chance to lace up his skates with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, and impressed them with his skills. Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo joked that the Blues could use Carpenter on the power play, and Carpenter told them after he retires from baseball he might play in men’s leagues.

Several Blues players took batting practice earlier this year at Busch Stadium and thought Carpenter looked better on skates than they did in the cage.