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Box > St. Louis 6, Tampa Bay 4
Cards' dirty dozen downs Rays
Coming off a loss in Toronto, St. Louis righted the ship in St. Pete behind seven solid innings from Mark Mulder and a 12-hit performance by the offense. Mulder improved his career record in Tropicana Field to 4-0.
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Mark Mulder gave up three runs in seven innings of work against the Rays. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Second baseman Jorge Cantu continued his torrid hitting, going deep twice against St. Louis, but it wasn't enough to give Tampa Bay the win. Reliever Travis Harper allowed two runs in four innings to take the loss.
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STL
St. Louis (42-24)
Won 1
St. Louis 6, Tampa Bay 4   TB
Tampa Bay (23-44)
Lost 1
June 17, 2005
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St. Louis
1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1   6 12 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1   4 8 2
Standings through 6/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS3101202.297
Taguchi, CF5031012.257
Pujols, 1B4100124.327
Sanders, LF4131000.283
Grudzielanek, 2B5011023.315
Walker, RF4010002.250
Seabol, DH3220100.255
Nunez, 3B4121011.276
Molina, C3000012.247
Totals3561254716 

BATTING
2B: Seabol (2, Kazmir).
TB: Taguchi 3; Sanders 3; Grudzielanek; Walker; Seabol 3; Nunez 2.
RBI: Grudzielanek (27), Nunez (17), Eckstein (21), Taguchi (12), Sanders (33).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek; Taguchi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walker; Taguchi.
S: Molina.
SF: Sanders.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Taguchi (1, 2nd base by Kazmir/Hall).

FIELDING
DP: (Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF5011002.274
Lugo, SS5110002.288
Cantu, 2B-3B4223011.309
Huff, RF-1B4010000.257
Perez, 1B3000010.260
a-Lee, PH0000000.254
b-Green, PH-2B1000012.276
Gonzalez, 3B1000200.248
c-Taylor, PH-CF1000012.267
Gomes, DH2010010.303
Hall, C4000005.284
Hollins, CF-RF4120001.310
Totals344842515 

a-Batted for Perez in the 8th. b-Struck out for Lee in the 8th. c-Struck out for Gonzalez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gomes (2, Mulder).
HR: Cantu 2 (9, 3rd inning off Mulder, 1 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Mulder, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crawford; Lugo; Cantu 8; Huff; Gomes 2; Hollins 2.
RBI: Cantu 3 (34), Crawford (40).
2-out RBI: Cantu 2; Crawford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hall 2; Crawford; Taylor; Lugo.
GIDP: Hall.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Cantu (10, missed catch), Huff (2, missed catch).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (W, 8-4)7.04332124.27
Tavarez (H, 16)0.12000102.81
King (H, 7)0.10000103.06
Thompson (H, 3)0.10000102.50
Isringhausen (S, 19)1.02110102.11
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 4.06223504.69
Harper (L, 1-5)4.05320007.32
Carter 1.01111203.90

WP: Mulder.
HBP: Gomes (by Mulder), Gomes (by Mulder).
Pitches-strikes: Mulder 91-59, Tavarez 13-7, King 4-3, Thompson 10-8, Isringhausen 16-13, Kazmir 87-56, Harper 53-41, Carter 23-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mulder 18-2, Tavarez 0-0, King 0-0, Thompson 0-0, Isringhausen 1-1, Kazmir 3-3, Harper 6-5, Carter 0-1.
Batters faced: Mulder 28, Tavarez 3, King 1, Thompson 1, Isringhausen 5, Kazmir 20, Harper 16, Carter 5.
Inherited runners-scored: King 2-0, Thompson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:02.
Att: 19,099.

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