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Box > St. Louis 9, Boston 2
Birds' big bats batter Boston
Matt Clement allowed seven runs in the first three innings, and the Red Sox never recovered as they suffered their second straight loss to the Cardinals. The right-hander won his first six decisions for Boston.
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Jim Edmonds admires his two-run homer in the first inning off Matt Clement. (Tom Gannam/AP)
Jim Edmonds and Reggie Sanders blasted home runs, and Albert Pujols delivered a two-run double as the Cardinals never trailed against the Red Sox. Jeff Suppan held his former team in check to earn his fifth victory.
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BOS
Boston (31-27)
Lost 2
St. Louis 9, Boston 2   STL
St. Louis (38-20)
Won 2
June 7, 2005
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Boston
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
St. Louis
2 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 X   9 9 0
Standings through 6/7/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4010012.346
Renteria, SS4010002.272
Ortiz, 1B4020000.297
Ramirez, M, LF2000102.254
b-Millar, PH1000001.254
Nixon, RF3000002.294
c-Payton, PH1010000.237
Varitek, C3131000.318
Mueller, 3B3100002.270
Embree, P0000000.000
d-Vazquez, PH1000003.218
Bellhorn, 2B4011013.244
Clement, P1000010.000
a-Olerud, PH1000001.350
Halama, P0000000.000
Mantei, P0000000.000
Youkilis, 3B0000000.302
Totals322921318 

a-Grounded out for Clement in the 5th. b-Flied out for Ramirez, M in the 9th. c-Singled for Nixon in the 9th. d-Lined out for Embree in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bellhorn (15, Suppan).
HR: Varitek (11, 2nd inning off Suppan, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Renteria; Ortiz 2; Payton; Varitek 6; Bellhorn 2.
RBI: Varitek (24), Bellhorn (15).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Nixon; Bellhorn 2.
GIDP: Renteria 2; Ramirez, M.
Team LOB: 6.

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5121002.315
Grudzielanek, 2B4211001.320
Pujols, 1B4112012.332
Edmonds, CF4112032.275
Sanders, LF3211100.267
Walker, RF2000000.245
Nunez, 3B3012000.270
Molina, C3110102.259
Suppan, P2110010.190
a-Taguchi, PH1000012.225
Reyes, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
b-Seabol, PH1000000.267
White, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Totals329992611 

a-Struck out for Suppan in the 6th. b-Popped out for King in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (16, Clement).
HR: Edmonds (11, 1st inning off Clement, 1 on, 2 out), Sanders (12, 3rd inning off Clement, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Grudzielanek; Pujols 2; Edmonds 4; Sanders 4; Nunez; Molina; Suppan.
RBI: Edmonds 2 (36), Eckstein (19), Grudzielanek (26), Pujols 2 (47), Sanders (29), Nunez 2 (16).
2-out RBI: Edmonds 2; Eckstein; Grudzielanek; Pujols 2; Nunez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; Eckstein; Molina.
S: Nunez.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Grudzielanek (5, 2nd base off Mantei/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols 2, Reyes-Pujols, Nunez-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clement (L, 6-1)4.07771223.79
Halama 2.01000205.29
Mantei 0.20221205.49
Embree 1.11000006.23
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (W, 5-5)6.06221114.28
Reyes 1.00000001.85
King 1.00000103.07
White 0.23000002.16
Tavarez 0.10000102.40

Reyes pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Walker (by Halama), Grudzielanek (by Mantei), Walker (by Mantei), Varitek (by Reyes), Youkilis (by Reyes).
Pitches-strikes: Clement 75-47, Halama 29-17, Mantei 23-10, Embree 13-11, Suppan 90-57, Reyes 12-6, King 4-4, White 16-11, Tavarez 6-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Clement 2-8, Halama 3-1, Mantei 0-0, Embree 1-3, Suppan 9-8, Reyes 1-2, King 2-0, White 0-2, Tavarez 0-0.
Batters faced: Clement 20, Halama 8, Mantei 5, Embree 5, Suppan 23, Reyes 4, King 2, White 5, Tavarez 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 3-2, King 1-0, Tavarez 3-0.
EjectionsSt. Louis Cardinals pitcher Al Reyes ejected by HP umpire Eric Cooper. (8th); Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona ejected by 3B umpire Larry Young. (7th); Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Mantei ejected by 3B umpire Larry Young. (7th); St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa ejected by HP umpire Eric Cooper. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Larry Young.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 47,496.

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