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Sunday, August 9, 2009, 1:35PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 24,369, Time of Game: 2:43
Cardinals
7
62-51
 Won 3 
1st
at Pirates
3
45-66
 Lost 8 
6th, 16 GB
W: Joel Pineiro (10-9)
L: Matt Capps (2-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   1  0  0   1  5  0    7 11  1
Pirates         0  2  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3 11  2

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brendan Ryan SS 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .275 .314 .369 .683 22 17 -0.061 1.21 0.053 -0.114 -0.5 3 6
Julio Lugo 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .305 .363 .445 .808 12 8 -0.039 1.28 0.081 -0.120 -0.0 1 4 GDP
   Skip Schumaker PH-2B 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 .294 .355 .398 .753 6 5 0.473 1.47 0.474 -0.001 1.6 0 1 HR
Albert Pujols 1B 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 .326 .447 .684 1.131 12 4 0.133 0.93 0.146 -0.013 1.3 10 1 2B,HBP
Matt Holliday LF 3 2 2 1 0 0 4 .312 .397 .502 .900 11 9 0.080 1.61 0.154 -0.074 0.7 0 0 CS,SF
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .268 .331 .480 .811 13 8 -0.026 1.46 0.102 -0.128 0.3 2 0 2B
Yadier Molina C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .285 .354 .370 .724 7 5 0.029 1.16 0.110 -0.081 -0.1 7 0
Khalil Greene 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .203 .280 .355 .635 8 6 -0.062 1.08 0.032 -0.094 0.2 2 1
   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
   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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Colby Rasmus CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .305 .416 .721 15 11 -0.092 0.88 0.000 -0.092 -0.8 2 0
Joel Pineiro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .174 .224 .217 .442 11 8 -0.028 0.57 0.000 -0.028 -0.3 0 2
   Mark DeRosa PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .258 .326 .467 .793 2 2 0.087 2.15 0.087 0.000 0.4
   Joe Thurston 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .327 .339 .666 2 1 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 11 7 1 3 38 .314 .342 .457 .799 121 84 0.492 1.18 1.239 -0.747 2.6 27 15
2B: A Pujols (29, off Z Duke); R Ludwick (13, off J Chavez).
HR: S Schumaker (4, off M Capps, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SF: M Holliday (4, off Z Duke).
HBP: A Pujols (6, by M Capps).
TB: S Schumaker 4; A Pujols 2; Y Molina 2; M Holliday 2; R Ludwick 2; J Lugo; B Ryan; M DeRosa; K Greene.
GIDP: J Lugo (1).
RBI: R Ludwick 2 (71); S Schumaker 2 (28); K Greene (21); Y Molina (37); M Holliday (69).
2-out RBI: K Greene.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Greene-A Pujols; J Lugo-B Ryan-A Pujols; A Pujols-B Ryan-A Pujols.
E: J Thurston (11).
Baserunning
CS: M Holliday (5, 2nd base by Z Duke POCS).
Pickoffs: J Lugo (1st base by Z Duke); Y Molina (1st base by J Jaramillo).

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 1 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .352 .486 .838 17 11 -0.013 0.69 0.043 -0.056 -0.1 3 0 2B
Lastings Milledge LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .246 .279 .277 .556 15 10 0.045 0.60 0.070 -0.025 0.8 0 0
Delwyn Young 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .301 .357 .411 .768 16 14 0.068 0.69 0.086 -0.017 1.0 2 4
Garrett Jones RF 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .291 .354 .642 .996 22 14 -0.022 1.07 0.064 -0.086 -0.8 3 0 2B
Steve Pearce 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .230 .338 .443 .781 16 12 0.053 1.03 0.138 -0.086 -0.1 12 1 HR,GDP
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .191 .232 .320 .552 8 6 -0.021 0.59 0.024 -0.045 -0.4 2 6
Ramon Vazquez 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .254 .365 .303 .668 11 7 0.040 0.65 0.090 -0.051 0.5 0 3 2B,GDP
Jason Jaramillo C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .318 .375 .693 14 9 -0.091 0.73 0.009 -0.100 -1.4 4 1 GDP
Zach Duke P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .186 .217 .233 .450 4 4 -0.063 0.79 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 0 1
   Matt Capps 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
   Evan Meek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Brandon Moss PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .305 .369 .674 4 2 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Team Totals 36 3 11 3 0 7 36 .306 .306 .472 .778 127 89 -0.005 0.74 0.524 -0.530 -1.4 27 16
2B: G Jones (9, off J Pineiro); A McCutchen (16, off J Pineiro); R Vazquez (4, off J Pineiro).
HR: S Pearce (2, off J Pineiro, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: S Pearce 4; R Vazquez 3; G Jones 2; A McCutchen 2; L Milledge 2; D Young 2; R Cedeno; J Jaramillo.
GIDP: R Vazquez (2); S Pearce (1); J Jaramillo (7).
RBI: S Pearce 2 (6); D Young (30).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Young-R Cedeno-S Pearce.
E: Z Duke (2); S Pearce (2).

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
Joel Pineiro, W (10-9) 7 9 3 3 0 6 1 3.22 28 99 71 42 9 20 16 6 2 0 53 -0.038 0.68 0.4
Jason Motte 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.67 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.028 0.58 -0.4
Trever Miller 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.12 2 11 7 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.004 1.60 -0.0
Kyle McClellan, S (2) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 5 15 9 6 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 0.076 0.77 1.4
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 0 7 1 3.00 36 127 89 53 12 24 20 9 3 0 53 3 0 0.006 0.74 1.4
J Motte 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
Zach Duke 7.1 7 3 2 1 2 0 3.40 28 97 66 44 2 20 11 14 4 0 55 0.207 1.31 1.4
Matt Capps, BS (3), L (2-7) 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 5.97 2 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 -0.498 1.78 -2.0
Jesse Chavez 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 3.99 5 14 10 9 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 -0.206 0.91 -2.5
Evan Meek 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.47 3 10 7 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 6 1 3 1 6.00 38 125 86 58 4 24 15 18 5 0 55 2 2 -0.494 1.18 -2.6
M Capps faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Chavez (4).
HBP: M Capps (3; A Pujols).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: Z Duke 2 (1; M Holliday, 2nd base (CS), J Lugo, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Estabrook, 1B - Andy Fletcher, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 24,369.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 16mph out to Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Brendan Ryan SS 1 Andrew McCutchen CF
2 Julio Lugo 2B 2 Lastings Milledge LF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Delwyn Young 2B
4 Matt Holliday LF 4 Garrett Jones RF
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 5 Steve Pearce 1B
6 Yadier Molina C 6 Ronny Cedeno SS
7 Khalil Greene 3B 7 Ramon Vazquez 3B
8 Colby Rasmus CF 8 Jason Jaramillo C
9 Joel Pineiro P 9 Zach Duke P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR STL S. Schumaker M. Capps 47% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ryan Scores
b2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR PIT S. Pearce J. Pineiro -14% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Jones Scores
t6 1-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO STL J. Lugo Z. Duke -10% 16% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t8 4-3 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RR STL R. Ludwick J. Chavez 10% 94% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Pujols Scores; Holliday Scores
t8 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. DeRosa Z. Duke 9% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)

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' Zach Duke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan Z. Duke -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL J. Lugo Z. Duke -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  STL A. Pujols Z. Duke 2% 48% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday Z. Duke -3% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Pineiro 2% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Milledge J. Pineiro 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT D. Young J. Pineiro 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick Z. Duke -2% 48% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina Z. Duke -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Greene Z. Duke -1% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT G. Jones J. Pineiro -6% 39% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR PIT S. Pearce J. Pineiro -14% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Jones Scores
b2 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT R. Cedeno J. Pineiro -2% 22% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO PIT R. Vazquez J. Pineiro 5% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Jaramillo J. Pineiro -1% 27% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT Z. Duke J. Pineiro 2% 28% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL C. Rasmus Z. Duke -2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL J. Pineiro Z. Duke -2% 24% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan Z. Duke -1% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT A. McCutchen J. Pineiro -4% 19% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b3 2-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  PIT L. Milledge J. Pineiro -4% 14% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); McCutchen to 3B
b3 2-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R PIT D. Young J. Pineiro -3% 11% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); McCutchen Scores; Milledge to 2B
b3 3-0 0 12- 8,(3-2)  O PIT G. Jones J. Pineiro 2% 14% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT S. Pearce J. Pineiro 4% 18% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 2-3-4
t4 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Lugo Z. Duke 4% 22% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 0-3 0 1-- 3,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols Z. Duke 4% 26% Lugo Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Lugo to 3B
t4 0-3 0 --3 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols Z. Duke 5% 31% Walk
t4 0-3 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO STL M. Holliday Z. Duke -4% 27% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Lugo Scores
t4 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ludwick Z. Duke -3% 23% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 1-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL Y. Molina Z. Duke 3% 26% Single to CF (Line Drive); Pujols to 3B
t4 1-3 2 1-3 4,(2-2)  O STL K. Greene Z. Duke -6% 21% Molina Picked off 1B (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno J. Pineiro 1% 22% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT R. Vazquez J. Pineiro -2% 21% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 3-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT J. Jaramillo J. Pineiro 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Vazquez to 2B
b4 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT Z. Duke J. Pineiro 2% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 7-8-9
t5 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Greene Z. Duke -3% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Rasmus Z. Duke -2% 19% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t5 1-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Pineiro Z. Duke -1% 18% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
b5 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Pineiro 1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Milledge J. Pineiro 1% 21% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-1 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O PIT D. Young J. Pineiro 1% 21% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 1-2-3
t6 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL B. Ryan Z. Duke 5% 27% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t6 1-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO STL J. Lugo Z. Duke -10% 16% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 1-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols Z. Duke -1% 15% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 4-5-6
b6 3-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones J. Pineiro 1% 16% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce J. Pineiro 1% 17% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Cedeno J. Pineiro 1% 18% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 4-5-6
t7 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Holliday Z. Duke 6% 24% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t7 1-3 0 1-- 1,(1-0)  STL R. Ludwick Z. Duke 6% 30% Holliday Caught Stealing (PO) 2B, safe on E3; Holliday to 3B
t7 1-3 0 --3 4,(2-1)  O STL R. Ludwick Z. Duke -7% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 1-3 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R STL Y. Molina Z. Duke 8% 31% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Holliday Scores/unER
t7 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL K. Greene Z. Duke -6% 25% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t7 2-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Rasmus Z. Duke -5% 21% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 7-8-9
b7 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT R. Vazquez J. Pineiro -5% 15% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 3-2 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O PIT J. Jaramillo J. Pineiro 5% 21% Fielder's Choice P; Vazquez out at 3B/P-3B; Jaramillo to 1B
b7 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT Z. Duke J. Pineiro 2% 23% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
b7 3-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Pineiro 2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 9-1-2
Mark DeRosa pinch hits for Joel Pineiro (P) batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. DeRosa Z. Duke 9% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 2-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan Z. Duke -8% 26% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
Matt Capps replaces Zach Duke pitching and batting 9th
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for Julio Lugo (2B) batting 2nd
t8 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR STL S. Schumaker M. Capps 47% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ryan Scores
t8 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Pujols M. Capps 2% 75% Hit By Pitch
Jesse Chavez replaces Matt Capps pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  STL M. Holliday J. Chavez 3% 79% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Pujols to 2B
t8 4-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Ludwick J. Chavez 5% 84% Wild Pitch; Pujols to 3B; Holliday to 2B
t8 4-3 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RR STL R. Ludwick J. Chavez 10% 94% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Pujols Scores; Holliday Scores
t8 6-3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina J. Chavez -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Ludwick to 3B
t8 6-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R STL K. Greene J. Chavez 3% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ludwick Scores
t8 7-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Chavez -0% 96% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 2-3-4
Jason Motte replaces Khalil Greene (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Skip Schumaker moves from PH to 2B
Joe Thurston replaces Mark DeRosa (PH) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT L. Milledge J. Motte -3% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Trever Miller replaces Jason Motte pitching and batting 7th
b8 3-7 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  PIT D. Young T. Miller -5% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Milledge to 2B
b8 3-7 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones T. Miller 5% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Kyle McClellan replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 7th
b8 3-7 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT S. Pearce K. McClellan 3% 96% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b8 3-7 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Cedeno K. McClellan 2% 99% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Pirates' Evan Meek facing 9-1-2
Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Thurston E. Meek -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 7-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan E. Meek -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker E. Meek -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 7-8-9
b9 3-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT R. Vazquez K. McClellan -2% 96% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Deep 3B)
b9 3-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT J. Jaramillo K. McClellan 4% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
Brandon Moss pinch hits for Evan Meek (P) batting 9th
b9 3-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT B. Moss K. McClellan 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 3.

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