(KSDK Sports) -- The Cardinals are the top team in the MLB for many reasons, but one of them is not their power, in fact the Cards are ranked 23rd in all of baseball with just 56 long balls on the season. Carlos Beltran leads the club in this statistical category with 14 homer's thus far.
So if home runs are not the path to their success, what is?
Well, just about everything else. The Cardinals may not be hitting home runs, but they are hitting. As a team the Cards are batting a collective .277 - good for second in the MLB behind the Tigers' .282.
And those hits are leading to runs, specifically because the Cardinals are getting timely hits with runners in scoring position. The club leads the league in average with runners with scoring position with .341. Even more impressive is their ability to get those hits with two outs. Remarkably their average in this situation is an identical .341.