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Box > St. Louis 7, Boston 1
Mo's masterpiece huge for Cards
Tim Wakefield had his knuckleball dancing to the tune of three passed balls by catcher Jason Varitek, but the Cardinals put their bats on it enough to earn a victory in the Red Sox's return to the stadium where they won it all.
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Matt Morris (right) hugs catcher Yadier Molina after his gem. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
Matt Morris ran his record to 7-0 with his first complete game of the season, and David Eckstein pounded out three hits and knocked in three runs to upstage Edgar Renteria in his return.
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BOS
Boston (31-26)
Lost 1
St. Louis 7, Boston 1   STL
St. Louis (37-20)
Won 1
June 6, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
St. Louis
0 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 X   7 9 0
Standings through 6/6/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bellhorn, 2B3010100.244
Renteria, SS4000002.272
Ortiz, 1B4010000.294
Ramirez, M, LF3110001.256
Nixon, RF3000002.300
Varitek, C3011011.306
Payton, CF3000001.228
Mueller, 3B3000001.275
Wakefield, P2000000.000
Mantei, P0000000.000
Embree, P0000000.000
a-Youkilis, PH1000000.302
Halama, P0000000.000
Totals29141118 

a-Grounded out for Embree in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, M (11, Morris).
TB: Bellhorn; Ortiz; Ramirez, M 2; Varitek.
RBI: Varitek (23).
GIDP: Renteria 2.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Renteria (11, fielding).
PB: Varitek 3 (4).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5033000.313
Grudzielanek, 2B4000103.322
Pujols, 1B3000110.333
Edmonds, CF4000022.275
Sanders, LF4220002.265
Walker, RF2210011.248
a-Taguchi, PH-RF1000000.227
Nunez, 3B3111101.269
Molina, C3122101.257
Morris, P3101004.091
Totals327974414 

a-Flied out for Walker in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Eckstein (3, Halama).
TB: Eckstein 5; Sanders 2; Walker; Nunez; Molina 2.
RBI: Nunez (14), Molina 2 (19), Morris (1), Eckstein 3 (18).
2-out RBI: Eckstein 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morris; Sanders; Grudzielanek 2.
S: Morris.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sanders 2 (9, 2nd base off Wakefield/Varitek, 3rd base off Wakefield/Varitek), Grudzielanek (4, 2nd base off Wakefield/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Grudzielanek-Eckstein-Pujols, Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 4-6)5.27544305.13
Mantei 0.20000004.74
Embree 0.20000106.57
Halama 1.02200005.64
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morris (W, 7-0)9.04111103.43

HBP: Walker (by Wakefield).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 102-61, Mantei 6-3, Embree 5-4, Halama 13-11, Morris 101-68.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 8-5, Mantei 1-1, Embree 0-1, Halama 2-1, Morris 14-12.
Batters faced: Wakefield 28, Mantei 2, Embree 2, Halama 6, Morris 30.
Inherited runners-scored: Mantei 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:25.
Att: 50,270.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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