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CLE
@CHW
5
8
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@DET
11
0
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@KCR
6
12
BOS
@NYY
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5
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@SEA
10
4
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@TOR
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@PIT
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@SFG
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@WSN
2
5
Saturday, August 8, 2009, 7:05PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 38,593, Time of Game: 3:07
Cardinals
5
61-51
 Won 2 
1st
at Pirates
3
45-65
 Lost 7 
6th, 15 GB
W: Adam Wainwright (13-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  1  4   0  0  0    5 10  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  2    3  9  0

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 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .293 .354 .389 .744 22 8 0.050 0.95 0.074 -0.024 0.3 3 3
Colby Rasmus CF 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .252 .308 .421 .730 18 8 0.190 1.32 0.207 -0.017 1.4 2 0
Albert Pujols 1B 5 0 1 3 0 1 5 .326 .445 .682 1.127 25 17 -0.045 1.36 0.153 -0.198 0.7 9 2 2B,GDP
Matt Holliday LF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .309 .397 .501 .898 20 13 0.081 0.77 0.138 -0.057 0.3 3 0 2B
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .268 .332 .480 .812 16 10 -0.023 0.62 0.026 -0.049 -0.4 0 0
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Thurston PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .328 .340 .669 5 3 -0.002 0.10 0.000 -0.002 -0.3
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark DeRosa 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .324 .466 .790 18 14 -0.032 0.71 0.015 -0.047 -0.5 0 2
Yadier Molina C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .282 .352 .369 .721 14 8 0.014 0.76 0.050 -0.037 0.0 6 0
Julio Lugo SS 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .304 .363 .447 .810 18 6 0.044 1.10 0.073 -0.028 0.3 1 1
   Brendan Ryan SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .316 .372 .689 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 2
Adam Wainwright P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .156 .156 .234 .391 7 7 -0.135 2.10 0.000 -0.135 -1.2 2 0 SH
   Rick Ankiel RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238 .290 .404 .694 5 3 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 10 5 5 9 41 .286 .375 .343 .718 168 97 0.140 1.00 0.736 -0.596 0.6 27 10
2B: A Pujols (28, off C Bootcheck); M Holliday (30, off J Hanrahan).
SH: A Wainwright (6, off C Bootcheck).
TB: M Holliday 3; C Rasmus 2; A Pujols 2; Y Molina 2; M DeRosa; R Ludwick; S Schumaker.
GIDP: A Pujols (16).
RBI: A Pujols 3 (100); M Holliday (68); C Rasmus (37).
2-out RBI: A Pujols 3; M Holliday; C Rasmus.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Ryan-S Schumaker-A Pujols.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andrew McCutchen CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .293 .354 .485 .839 17 9 0.025 0.75 0.064 -0.039 0.2 4 0
Lastings Milledge LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .230 .266 .262 .528 12 10 -0.048 0.96 0.028 -0.075 -0.5 1 0
Garrett Jones 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .357 .646 1.003 21 15 0.029 0.90 0.065 -0.036 0.3 7 0
Ryan Doumit C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .250 .426 .676 10 9 -0.131 1.29 0.000 -0.131 -1.7 9 0 GDP
Delwyn Young 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .298 .354 .410 .764 23 16 -0.037 0.97 0.041 -0.079 0.2 1 1
Brandon Moss RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .244 .306 .370 .676 14 9 -0.081 1.03 0.000 -0.081 -0.8 3 0
   Steve Pearce PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .228 .343 .404 .747 8 4 0.011 0.34 0.011 0.000 0.3
Andy LaRoche 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .329 .376 .705 14 13 -0.079 0.78 0.000 -0.079 -0.9 2 2
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .190 .232 .321 .553 10 9 0.001 0.46 0.028 -0.028 1.7 0 4 HR
Charlie Morton P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .133 .133 .133 .267 3 3 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0
   Jeff Salazar PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .048 .167 .048 .214 4 3 -0.035 1.26 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Chris Bootcheck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Evan Meek 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 1 0 0 0 1 .246 .361 .290 .651 5 3 0.012 0.21 0.012 0.000 0.2 2B
   Joel Hanrahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Luis Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .300 .333 .633 3 2 -0.014 0.55 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 1 6 36 .257 .278 .371 .649 144 105 -0.359 0.84 0.249 -0.609 -1.4 27 8
2B: R Vazquez (3, off A Wainwright).
HR: R Cedeno (7, off J Motte, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: R Cedeno 5; G Jones 2; A McCutchen 2; R Vazquez 2; L Milledge; D Young.
GIDP: R Doumit (7).
RBI: R Cedeno 2 (24); D Young (29).
2-out RBI: R Cedeno 2; D Young.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. A LaRoche-G Jones.

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
Adam Wainwright, W (13-7) 6.2 7 1 1 0 6 0 2.73 27 112 83 43 16 24 12 9 2 0 62 0.298 0.94 2.1
Kyle McClellan 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.11 2 6 4 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 -0.010 0.58 -0.1
Trever Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.15 2 5 4 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.055 0.94 0.9
Dennys Reyes 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.011 0.42 0.2
Jason Motte 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 5.67 3 14 9 5 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.008 0.29 -1.8
Ryan Franklin, S (26) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.26 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.55 0.1
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 1 6 1 3.00 36 144 105 55 18 32 15 14 3 0 62 2 0 0.360 0.84 1.4
K McClellan faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Charlie Morton, L (2-5) 5 7 1 1 2 3 0 3.81 23 93 58 36 12 10 12 6 1 0 50 0.120 1.21 1.4
Chris Bootcheck 1 2 4 4 3 0 0 36.00 8 30 11 8 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 -0.282 1.56 -3.5
Evan Meek 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.55 3 16 10 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.011 0.14 0.5
Joel Hanrahan 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 6.41 7 29 18 6 5 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.011 0.07 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 5 9 0 5.00 41 168 97 55 22 20 14 13 3 0 50 0 0 -0.140 1.00 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Mike Estabrook, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Greg Gibson.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 38,593.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 4mph in from Rightfield, Drizzle.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Skip Schumaker 2B 1 Andrew McCutchen CF
2 Colby Rasmus CF 2 Lastings Milledge LF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Garrett Jones 1B
4 Matt Holliday LF 4 Ryan Doumit C
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 5 Delwyn Young 2B
6 Mark DeRosa 3B 6 Brandon Moss RF
7 Yadier Molina C 7 Andy LaRoche 3B
8 Julio Lugo SS 8 Ronny Cedeno SS
9 Adam Wainwright P 9 Charlie Morton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RRR STL A. Pujols C. Bootcheck 15% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Lugo Scores; Schumaker Scores; Rasmus Scores
t5 0-0 0 12- 7,(3-2)  OO STL A. Pujols C. Morton -14% 48% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Rasmus to 2B
t5 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL M. Holliday C. Morton 14% 62% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Rasmus Scores
t6 1-0 2 123 4,(3-0)  R STL C. Rasmus C. Bootcheck 11% 80% Walk; Molina Scores; Lugo to 3B; Schumaker to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 4,(0-2)  O STL A. Wainwright C. Morton -9% 44% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Lugo to 2B

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' Charlie Morton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL S. Schumaker C. Morton -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL C. Rasmus C. Morton -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols C. Morton -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen A. Wainwright 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Milledge A. Wainwright 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones A. Wainwright 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday C. Morton -2% 48% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  STL R. Ludwick C. Morton 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. DeRosa C. Morton -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Ludwick to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina C. Morton -3% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Doumit A. Wainwright 2% 47% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Young A. Wainwright 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT B. Moss A. Wainwright 1% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Lugo C. Morton -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Wainwright C. Morton -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL S. Schumaker C. Morton 1% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL C. Rasmus C. Morton 2% 49% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Schumaker to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols C. Morton -5% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche A. Wainwright 2% 47% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Cedeno A. Wainwright 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Morton A. Wainwright 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Holliday C. Morton -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick C. Morton -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 --- 6,(0-2)  STL M. DeRosa C. Morton 2% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t4 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL Y. Molina C. Morton 2% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); DeRosa to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Lugo C. Morton 4% 53% Walk; DeRosa to 3B; Molina to 2B
t4 0-0 2 123 4,(0-2)  O STL A. Wainwright C. Morton -9% 44% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Lugo to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. McCutchen A. Wainwright -4% 40% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Milledge A. Wainwright 4% 44% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT G. Jones A. Wainwright -4% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); McCutchen to 2B
b4 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Doumit A. Wainwright 5% 45% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b4 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O PIT D. Young A. Wainwright 5% 50% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 1-2-3
t5 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL S. Schumaker C. Morton 5% 55% Walk
t5 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Rasmus C. Morton 7% 62% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Schumaker to 2B
t5 0-0 0 12- 7,(3-2)  OO STL A. Pujols C. Morton -14% 48% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Rasmus to 2B
t5 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL M. Holliday C. Morton 14% 62% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Rasmus Scores
t5 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ludwick C. Morton -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss A. Wainwright 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche A. Wainwright 2% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT R. Cedeno A. Wainwright -2% 63% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Jeff Salazar pinch hits for Charlie Morton (P) batting 9th
b5 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Salazar A. Wainwright 4% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Chris Bootcheck facing 6-7-8
Chris Bootcheck replaces Jeff Salazar (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. DeRosa C. Bootcheck -2% 64% Flyball: CF
t6 1-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  STL Y. Molina C. Bootcheck 3% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 1-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Lugo C. Bootcheck 4% 70% Walk; Molina to 2B
t6 1-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Wainwright C. Bootcheck -3% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Molina to 3B; Lugo to 2B
t6 1-0 2 -23 5,(3-1)  STL S. Schumaker C. Bootcheck 1% 69% Walk
t6 1-0 2 123 4,(3-0)  R STL C. Rasmus C. Bootcheck 11% 80% Walk; Molina Scores; Lugo to 3B; Schumaker to 2B
t6 2-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RRR STL A. Pujols C. Bootcheck 15% 95% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Lugo Scores; Schumaker Scores; Rasmus Scores
t6 5-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Holliday C. Bootcheck -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 1-2-3
b6 0-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT A. McCutchen A. Wainwright -2% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 0-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT L. Milledge A. Wainwright 2% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b6 0-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT G. Jones A. Wainwright -2% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive); Milledge to 2B
b6 0-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Doumit A. Wainwright 3% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-5 2 12- 11,(3-2)  R PIT D. Young A. Wainwright -4% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Milledge Scores; Jones to 3B
b6 1-5 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss A. Wainwright 4% 95% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Evan Meek facing 5-6-7
Evan Meek replaces Chris Bootcheck pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Ludwick E. Meek -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL M. DeRosa E. Meek -0% 94% Flyball: CF
t7 5-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina E. Meek -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 7-8-9
b7 1-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche A. Wainwright 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Cedeno A. Wainwright 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Ramon Vazquez pinch hits for Evan Meek (P) batting 9th
b7 1-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT R. Vazquez A. Wainwright -1% 95% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Kyle McClellan replaces Ryan Ludwick (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Rick Ankiel replaces Adam Wainwright (P) playing RF batting 9th
b7 1-5 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen K. McClellan 2% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Joel Hanrahan facing 8-9-1
Joel Hanrahan replaces Ramon Vazquez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Lugo J. Hanrahan -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t8 5-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Hanrahan -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Hanrahan -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 2-3-4
Brendan Ryan replaces Julio Lugo playing SS batting 8th
b8 1-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT L. Milledge K. McClellan -3% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
Trever Miller replaces Kyle McClellan pitching and batting 5th
b8 1-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Jones T. Miller 3% 96% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b8 1-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT R. Doumit T. Miller 3% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Joel Hanrahan facing 2-3-4
t9 5-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Hanrahan -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 5-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Pujols J. Hanrahan -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  STL M. Holliday J. Hanrahan 0% 99% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Joe Thurston pinch hits for Trever Miller (P) batting 5th
t9 5-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Thurston J. Hanrahan -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Dennys Reyes facing 5-6-7
Dennys Reyes replaces Joe Thurston (PH) pitching and batting 5th
b9 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Young D. Reyes 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Jason Motte replaces Dennys Reyes pitching and batting 5th
Steve Pearce pinch hits for Brandon Moss (RF) batting 6th
b9 1-5 1 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT S. Pearce J. Motte -1% 98% Walk
b9 1-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche J. Motte 1% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 1-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR PIT R. Cedeno J. Motte -1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pearce Scores
Ryan Franklin replaces Jason Motte pitching and batting 5th
Luis Cruz pinch hits for Joel Hanrahan (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Cruz R. Franklin 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 3.

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