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Cubs deal pair of aces
Cards drop series to Cubs
Journeyman catcher Mike Mahoney delivered his first Major League homer against Cubs ace Mark Prior in the second inning to stake the Cardinals to an early lead, but St. Louis starter Matt Morris did not make it out of the sixth.
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Cubs 5, Cardinals 4
Mark Prior struck out seven in six innings before giving the ball to Kerry Wood. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Series at a glance:
Cubs aces lights out
Mark Prior and fledgling reliever Kerry Wood combined for 11 strikeouts in eight innings, and Jose Macias'
pinch-hit, two-run single put the Cubs ahead to stay as they took three out of four games from the rival Cardinals.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 14, 2005
CWS
BOS
PPD
STL
St. Louis (74-44)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 5, St. Louis 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (57-61)
Won 1
August 14, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1   4 8 0
Chi Cubs
0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 X   5 14 1
Standings through 8/14/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4020110.273
Rodriguez, LF5001013.286
Pujols, 1B4000102.336
Edmonds, CF3120110.268
Nunez, 3B2100212.306
Grudzielanek, 2B4020021.300
Taguchi, RF4011022.293
Mahoney, C3112002.164
a-Schumaker, PH1100000.143
Morris, P3000032.093
Flores, P0000000.000
Reyes, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
Eldred, P0000000.000
b-Mabry, PH1000011.263
Totals3448451215 

a-Reached on error for Mahoney in the 9th. b-Struck out for Eldred in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Mahoney (1, 2nd inning off Prior, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Edmonds 2; Grudzielanek 2; Taguchi; Mahoney 4.
RBI: Mahoney 2 (6), Taguchi (36), Rodriguez (12).
2-out RBI: Mahoney.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nunez; Morris; Pujols.
GIDP: Pujols.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Edmonds (5, 2nd base by Prior/Blanco).

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

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, LF5121004.273
Dempster, P0000000.077
Walker, 2B4030000.302
Lee, 1B4000014.346
Ramirez, 3B4010004.304
Burnitz, RF4110004.260
Garciaparra, SS4130000.229
Patterson, CF4212003.235
Blanco, C3010101.243
Prior, P2000011.212
a-Macias, PH1012000.299
Wood, P0000000.111
b-Hollandsworth, PH-LF1010000.254
Totals3651451221 

a-Singled for Prior in the 6th. b-Singled for Wood in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Garciaparra (2, Morris).
HR: Patterson (12, 2nd inning off Morris, 1 on, 0 out), Lawton (11, 5th inning off Morris, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lawton 5; Walker 3; Ramirez; Burnitz; Garciaparra 4; Patterson 4; Blanco; Macias; Hollandsworth.
RBI: Patterson 2 (27), Lawton (48), Macias 2 (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burnitz 2; Lawton.
GIDP: Ramirez; Lawton.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson (13, 2nd base off Morris/Mahoney).

FIELDING
E: Garciaparra (4, throw).
DP: (Walker-Garciaparra-Lee).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morris (L, 12-5)5.111551223.83
Flores 0.20000003.78
Reyes 0.21000002.51
King 0.21000003.16
Eldred 0.21000001.27
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Prior (W, 8-4)6.07334713.70
Wood (H, 2)2.00001404.20
Dempster (S, 16)1.01100104.08

WP: Reyes, King.
Pitches-strikes: Morris 95-61, Flores 5-3, Reyes 14-9, King 11-7, Eldred 14-8, Prior 123-72, Wood 28-18, Dempster 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Morris 6-8, Flores 2-0, Reyes 0-2, King 0-2, Eldred 0-2, Prior 3-7, Wood 1-1, Dempster 2-0.
Batters faced: Morris 27, Flores 1, Reyes 3, King 3, Eldred 3, Prior 27, Wood 7, Dempster 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores 2-0, King 1-0, Eldred 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 39,311.

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