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Ace of club deals Cards a win
Carpenter tosses fine nine
Chris Carpenter threw a complete game to become the first pitcher to log 17 wins this year. Albert Pujols hit his 33rd homer to back Carpenter, who won his ninth straight decision and improved to 9-0 on the road.
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Cardinals 5, Cubs 2
Chris Carpenter allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out eight in nine innings. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Series at a glance:
Cubs waterlogged at home
After waiting out a two-hour and 42-minute pregame rain delay, Aramis Ramirez brought some thunder with a monstrous two-run shot in the third inning, his 29th of the season, but that was all the Cubs would muster. Jerome Williams tossed six solid innings, fanning a season-high seven.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 13, 2005
DET
KC
PPD
STL
St. Louis (74-43)
Won 1
St. Louis 5, Chi Cubs 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (56-61)
Lost 1
August 13, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0   5 7 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 1
Standings through 8/13/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4210121.271
Rodriguez, LF4011021.302
Taguchi, LF1010000.294
Pujols, 1B5112013.339
Edmonds, CF2000300.265
Nunez, 3B4011105.309
Mabry, RF2100113.265
Grudzielanek, 2B4010013.299
Mahoney, C4011022.155
Carpenter, P2100112.036
Totals3257571020 

BATTING
2B: Nunez (10, Williams).
HR: Pujols (33, 3rd inning off Williams, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein; Rodriguez; Taguchi; Pujols 4; Nunez 2; Grudzielanek; Mahoney.
RBI: Mahoney (4), Pujols 2 (93), Rodriguez (11), Nunez (35).
2-out RBI: Mahoney.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Carpenter; Eckstein; Mahoney; Mabry 2; Nunez.
S: Carpenter; Mabry.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taguchi (8, 2nd base off Wuertz/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, LF4110000.271
Walker, 2B4010021.296
Lee, 1B4010012.349
Ramirez, 3B4112002.304
Burnitz, RF4030010.260
Garciaparra, SS4000003.203
Barrett, C4000012.282
Patterson, CF3010000.235
Williams, P2000022.059
Williamson, P0000000.000
Ohman, P0000000.000
a-Hollandsworth, PH1000010.251
Wuertz, P0000000.000
Koronka, P0000000.000
Totals342820812 

a-Struck out for Ohman in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burnitz (25, Carpenter).
HR: Ramirez (29, 3rd inning off Carpenter, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lawton; Walker; Lee; Ramirez 4; Burnitz 4; Patterson.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (86).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams; Garciaparra.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez (16, throw).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter (W, 17-4)9.08220812.25
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (L, 3-6)6.04334715.12
Williamson 0.12221109.82
Ohman 0.20001002.67
Wuertz 1.21001204.47
Koronka 0.10000007.47

IBB: Edmonds (by Wuertz).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter 109-70, Williams 113-68, Williamson 16-8, Ohman 8-3, Wuertz 33-21, Koronka 5-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carpenter 11-8, Williams 6-5, Williamson 0-0, Ohman 1-1, Wuertz 1-2, Koronka 1-0.
Batters faced: Carpenter 34, Williams 26, Williamson 4, Ohman 3, Wuertz 7, Koronka 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Ohman 2-1, Koronka 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 73 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:45 (2:42 delay, 0).
Att: 39,923.

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