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Cardinals’ Yadier Molina celebrated a teammate’s home run before he swung the bat

Yadier Molina talks about his contract extension with the Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, the seven-time All-Star catcher and eight-time recipient of the Gold Glove award, signed a three-year, $60-million contract extension that will keep him with the Cardinals through at least the 2020 season
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, the seven-time All-Star catcher and eight-time recipient of the Gold Glove award, signed a three-year, $60-million contract extension that will keep him with the Cardinals through at least the 2020 season

No matter your feeling about the Cardinals, you have to admit this was freaky.

In the seventh inning of the Cardinals’ 6-5 win over the Rockies at Busch Stadium, St. Louis outfielder Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer. That swung the game in the Cardinals’ favor.

The odd thing is St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina celebrated the home run before Fowler even had a chance to swing the bat.

“For some reason, I knew,” Molina told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “He’d been swinging the bat pretty good all night ... I just knew.”

Molina raised his arms in celebration, Fowler then hit the ball and the rest of the Cardinals players joined Molina in cheering for their teammate.

Here is the moment:

“I think (Yadi) saw it before I did,” Fowler told the Post-Dispatch.

It sure looked that way.

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