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BOS
@LAA
4
5
 
(12)
BAL
@KCR
9
5
DET
@MIN
5
6
CLE
@TBR
11
7
SEA
@TEX
2
3
NYY
@TOR
3
2
SDP
@CHC
3
11
HOU
@COL
5
3
FLA
@MIL
3
5
LAD
@PHI
5
3
 
(10)
STL
@PIT
5
1
NYM
@SFG
7
4
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 7:05PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 12,347, Time of Game: 2:43
Cardinals
5
21-14
 Won 1 
1st
at Pirates
1
14-20
 Lost 1 
6th, 6½ GB
W: Trever Miller (1-0)
L: Jeff Karstens (1-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  2  0   0  1  0   0  2  0    5 10  0
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1 12  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B-RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .321 .374 .438 .811 10 9 0.172 0.82 0.172 0.000 2.4 3 3
Shane Robinson RF-LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .250 .235 .313 .548 9 7 -0.073 1.19 0.026 -0.099 -0.7 0 0 SF,GDP
Albert Pujols 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .323 .428 .677 1.105 17 11 -0.040 0.62 0.036 -0.076 0.2 7 4 SB,GDP
Chris Duncan LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .274 .364 .487 .850 9 7 -0.066 0.84 0.000 -0.066 -0.8 1 0
   Brian Barden PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .339 .482 .821 4 3 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.4 0 0
Yadier Molina C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .303 .379 .440 .819 16 8 -0.001 0.54 0.028 -0.029 0.1 6 0 IW
Colby Rasmus CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .263 .343 .379 .722 8 5 0.152 0.58 0.185 -0.033 0.6 4 0 HR
Tyler Greene SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .296 .423 .719 20 11 0.021 0.42 0.037 -0.016 0.0 2 1 SB
Joe Thurston 3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239 .333 .380 .714 13 10 -0.060 0.58 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 2 3
Mitchell Boggs P 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .125 .125 .250 .375 6 4 0.048 0.78 0.065 -0.018 0.4 0 1 2B
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle McClellan P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.008 0.30 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 0 1
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Perez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Nick Stavinoha PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Team Totals 34 5 10 5 1 5 36 .294 .306 .412 .717 117 80 0.138 0.65 0.549 -0.412 0.6 27 13
2B: M Boggs (1, off J Karstens).
HR: C Rasmus (2, off J Karstens, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: S Robinson (1, off J Karstens).
IBB: Y Molina (1, by S Burnett).
TB: C Rasmus 4; S Schumaker 3; M Boggs 2; T Greene 2; S Robinson; Y Molina; A Pujols.
GIDP: A Pujols (4); S Robinson (1).
RBI: C Rasmus 2 (10); A Pujols 2 (37); S Robinson (1).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 3. A Pujols-T Greene-A Pujols; K McClellan-S Schumaker-A Pujols; J Thurston-S Schumaker-A Pujols.
Baserunning
SB: T Greene (2, 2nd base off J Karstens/R Diaz); A Pujols (6, 2nd base off S Burnett/R Diaz).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan LF 3 0 2 0 2 0 5 .311 .387 .370 .757 32 17 0.230 1.18 0.235 -0.005 1.6 2 0
Freddy Sanchez 2B 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .333 .373 .538 .911 20 14 0.019 1.44 0.152 -0.133 0.5 1 4 GDP
Nate McLouth CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .371 .458 .829 19 8 -0.111 1.80 0.044 -0.155 -1.2 3 0 GDP
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .234 .312 .476 .787 15 10 -0.076 2.09 0.112 -0.188 -0.6 9 0 3B
Robinzon Diaz C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .344 .364 .500 .864 10 7 -0.105 1.98 0.057 -0.162 -1.0 5 1
Eric Hinske 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .344 .339 .683 7 5 -0.011 1.44 0.059 -0.070 -0.2 0 2
   Andy LaRoche PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243 .328 .359 .687 4 3 -0.008 0.34 0.000 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
Brandon Moss RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .224 .269 .337 .606 11 8 0.026 1.19 0.096 -0.071 0.4 5 1 2B
Jack Wilson SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .254 .302 .322 .624 8 7 -0.223 1.30 0.000 -0.223 -1.9 2 3 GDP
Jeff Karstens P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .111 .000 .111 7 4 -0.058 1.15 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 0 0
   Delwyn Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .417 .476 .893 3 3 -0.034 1.21 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Evan Meek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Vazquez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .329 .179 .507 3 2 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
Team Totals 35 1 12 1 3 5 38 .343 .395 .429 .823 139 88 -0.362 1.44 0.755 -1.118 -3.4 27 11
2B: B Moss (4, off D Reyes).
3B: A LaRoche (1, off M Boggs).
TB: F Sanchez 3; B Moss 3; A LaRoche 3; E Hinske 2; N Morgan 2; N McLouth; R Diaz.
GIDP: N McLouth (2); J Wilson (1); F Sanchez (3).
RBI: R Diaz (5).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. F Sanchez-J Wilson-A LaRoche; B Moss-J Wilson; J Wilson-F Sanchez-A LaRoche.
E: A LaRoche (1).
Outfield Assists: B Moss (A Pujols at 2nd base).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mitchell Boggs 4.1 9 1 1 2 1 0 3.22 21 83 49 33 3 13 8 10 4 0 40 -0.047 1.50 -0.1
Trever Miller, W (1-0) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 4 14 10 8 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0.207 2.98 1.5
Kyle McClellan, H (5) 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.81 4 13 8 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.142 1.81 0.9
Dennys Reyes, H (6) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.97 5 17 12 7 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.030 0.60 0.3
Chris Perez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.013 0.43 0.3
Ryan Franklin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.15 3 10 8 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.22 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 1 1 3 5 0 1.00 38 139 88 58 10 20 13 17 5 0 40 5 0 0.362 1.44 3.4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jeff Karstens, L (1-2) 6 7 3 3 0 2 1 5.06 24 75 52 32 5 15 12 10 1 0 48 -0.084 0.81 -0.1
Evan Meek 1 3 2 2 0 2 0 4.22 6 23 17 9 3 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.069 0.57 -1.9
Sean Burnett 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.93 3 11 5 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.012 0.27 0.9
Jesse Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.63 3 8 6 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 1 5 1 5.00 36 117 80 48 11 21 15 15 3 0 48 1 0 -0.138 0.65 -0.6
E Meek faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: M Boggs (1).
WP: E Meek (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: S Burnett (3; Y Molina).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lance Barksdale, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Mike Winters.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 12,347.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 10mph out to Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Skip Schumaker 2B 1 Nyjer Morgan LF
2 Shane Robinson RF 2 Freddy Sanchez 2B
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Nate McLouth CF
4 Chris Duncan LF 4 Adam LaRoche 1B
5 Yadier Molina C 5 Robinzon Diaz C
6 Colby Rasmus CF 6 Eric Hinske 3B
7 Tyler Greene SS 7 Brandon Moss RF
8 Joe Thurston 3B 8 Jack Wilson SS
9 Mitchell Boggs P 9 Jeff Karstens P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL C. Rasmus J. Karstens 18% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Molina Scores
b4 1-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO PIT J. Wilson M. Boggs 16% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO PIT F. Sanchez K. McClellan 13% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. LaRoche M. Boggs -11% 59% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b5 1-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche T. Miller 11% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker J. Karstens 4% 54% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Schumaker to 1B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO STL S. Robinson J. Karstens -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols J. Karstens -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT N. Morgan M. Boggs -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  PIT F. Sanchez M. Boggs -5% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Morgan to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O PIT N. McLouth M. Boggs 5% 42% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche M. Boggs 4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Diaz M. Boggs 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan J. Karstens -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL Y. Molina J. Karstens 3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL C. Rasmus J. Karstens 18% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Molina Scores
t2 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Greene J. Karstens 2% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t2 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Thurston J. Karstens -2% 68% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t2 2-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Boggs J. Karstens -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT E. Hinske M. Boggs 2% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT B. Moss M. Boggs 2% 71% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Boggs 1% 72% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  STL S. Schumaker J. Karstens 3% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Robinson J. Karstens -1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B; Schumaker to 2B
t3 2-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols J. Karstens -3% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 2-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Duncan J. Karstens -3% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Karstens M. Boggs 3% 71% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
b3 0-2 1 --- 10,(3-2)  PIT N. Morgan M. Boggs -3% 68% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 0-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  PIT F. Sanchez M. Boggs -4% 63% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Morgan to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO PIT N. McLouth M. Boggs 10% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina J. Karstens -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Karstens -1% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL T. Greene J. Karstens 1% 72% Single to C/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
t4 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL J. Thurston J. Karstens 1% 72% Greene Steals 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Thurston J. Karstens -3% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. LaRoche M. Boggs -11% 59% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 0-2 0 --3 1,(0-0)  R PIT R. Diaz M. Boggs -6% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); LaRoche Scores
b4 1-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT E. Hinske M. Boggs 5% 57% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Diaz out at 3B/1B-2B-3B
b4 1-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  PIT B. Moss M. Boggs -9% 49% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Hinske to 3B
b4 1-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO PIT J. Wilson M. Boggs 16% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Boggs J. Karstens 7% 71% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 2-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Schumaker J. Karstens 7% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Boggs to 3B
t5 2-1 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO STL S. Robinson J. Karstens -1% 76% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Boggs Scores
t5 3-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO STL A. Pujols J. Karstens -4% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 9-1-2
b5 1-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Karstens M. Boggs 3% 75% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT N. Morgan M. Boggs -4% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 1-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT F. Sanchez M. Boggs -5% 66% Single to SS (Line Drive to Weak SS); Morgan to 2B
b5 1-3 1 12- 1,(1-0)  PIT N. McLouth M. Boggs -7% 60% Balk; Morgan to 3B; Sanchez to 2B
b5 1-3 1 -23 5,(3-1)  PIT N. McLouth M. Boggs -2% 57% Walk
Trever Miller replaces Mitchell Boggs pitching and batting 9th
b5 1-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche T. Miller 11% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b5 1-3 2 123 6,(3-2)  O PIT R. Diaz T. Miller 11% 79% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 4-5-6
t6 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Duncan J. Karstens -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina J. Karstens -1% 76% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t6 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Karstens -1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Trever Miller facing 6-7-8
b6 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT E. Hinske T. Miller -6% 69% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b6 1-3 0 1-- 5,(0-2)  O PIT B. Moss T. Miller 5% 74% Strikeout Swinging
Kyle McClellan replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 9th
b6 1-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson K. McClellan 4% 79% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Jeff Karstens (P) batting 9th
b6 1-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT D. Young K. McClellan 3% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Evan Meek facing 7-8-9
Evan Meek replaces Delwyn Young (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL T. Greene E. Meek -1% 81% Flyball: RF
t7 3-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL J. Thurston E. Meek -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t7 3-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. McClellan E. Meek -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 1-2-3
b7 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT N. Morgan K. McClellan -7% 72% Walk
b7 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO PIT F. Sanchez K. McClellan 13% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
Dennys Reyes replaces Kyle McClellan pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT N. McLouth D. Reyes -2% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b7 1-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche D. Reyes 4% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Evan Meek facing 1-2-3
t8 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Schumaker E. Meek 2% 89% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t8 3-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Robinson E. Meek 3% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Schumaker to 2B
t8 3-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  STL A. Pujols E. Meek 3% 94% Wild Pitch; Schumaker to 3B; Robinson to 2B
t8 3-1 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RR STL A. Pujols E. Meek 3% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Schumaker Scores; Robinson Scores
Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek pitching and batting 9th
Brian Barden pinch hits for Chris Duncan (LF) batting 4th
t8 5-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  STL B. Barden S. Burnett 0% 98% Pujols Steals 2B
t8 5-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Barden S. Burnett -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL Y. Molina S. Burnett 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t8 5-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO STL C. Rasmus S. Burnett -1% 96% Line Drive Double Play: RF (CF-RF); Pujols out at 2B/RF-SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Dennys Reyes facing 5-6-7
Joe Thurston moves from 3B to 2B
Brian Barden moves from PH to 3B
Shane Robinson moves from RF to LF
Skip Schumaker moves from 2B to RF
b8 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Diaz D. Reyes 1% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Andy LaRoche pinch hits for Eric Hinske (3B) batting 6th
b8 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche D. Reyes 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT B. Moss D. Reyes -1% 97% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Chris Perez replaces Dennys Reyes pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Wilson C. Perez 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Jesse Chavez facing 7-8-9
Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett pitching and batting 9th
Andy LaRoche moves from PH to 3B
t9 5-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Greene J. Chavez -0% 98% Flyball: RF
t9 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Thurston J. Chavez -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
Nick Stavinoha pinch hits for Chris Perez (P) batting 9th
t9 5-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL N. Stavinoha J. Chavez -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 9-1-2
Ryan Franklin replaces Nick Stavinoha (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Ramon Vazquez pinch hits for Jesse Chavez (P) batting 9th
b9 1-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Vazquez R. Franklin 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 1-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Franklin 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b9 1-5 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Franklin 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.

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