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Pujols' power prevails
Cardinals 8, Reds 7
Albert Pujols hit home runs in the fifth, seventh and ninth innings. (Tom Gannam/AP)
When Albert Pujols went deep in the fifth inning, he was just getting started. The reigning National League Most Valuable Player crushed another home run in the seventh inning, and his two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth gave the Cardinals a dramatic victory.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 16, 2006
CIN
Cincinnati (7-5)
Lost 2
St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 7   STL
St. Louis (7-5)
Won 2
April 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0   7 12 1
St. Louis
2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2   8 13 2
Standings thru 4/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF3210211.333
Lopez, SS5210023.286
Aurilia, 1B5032001.263
Dunn, LF3112213.310
Coffey, P0000000.000
Weathers, P0000000.000
Kearns, RF5122014.340
Encarnacion, 3B4010104.243
Phillips, 2B5000003.167
Ross, C3020000.312
b-McCracken, PH-LF2111000.500
Arroyo, P2000012.333
a-Womack, PH1000000.250
White, P0000000.000
c-Valentin, PH-C2000000.200
Totals4071275621 

a-Grounded out for Arroyo in the 6th. b-Homered for Ross in the 8th. c-Grounded out for White in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Freel (4, Mulder), Aurilia 2 (3, Mulder, Looper).
HR: Dunn (7, 5th inning off Mulder, 1 on, 2 out), Kearns (4, 5th inning off Mulder, 0 on, 2 out), McCracken (1, 8th inning off Wainwright, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Freel 2; Lopez; Aurilia 5; Dunn 4; Kearns 5; Encarnacion; Ross 2; McCracken 4.
RBI: Kearns 2 (11), Dunn 2 (11), McCracken (1), Aurilia 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Kearns 2; Dunn 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion 2; Kearns; Phillips.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Lopez (2, throw).
DP: (White-Lopez-Aurilia).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4120103.300
Miles, 2B4110004.300
Looper, P0000000.000
a-Marquis, PH1110000.286
Pujols, 1B4435100.341
Rolen, 3B4111012.311
Rodriguez, RF3012000.333
Encarnacion, RF1010000.227
Spiezio, LF3000011.125
Thompson, P0000000.000
Wainwright, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
Luna, 2B1010000.500
Molina, C4020000.225
Schumaker, CF2000201.214
Mulder, P2000012.429
Taguchi, LF2000003.179
Totals3581384316 

a-Singled for Looper in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (2, Coffey).
3B: Rodriguez (1, Arroyo).
HR: Pujols 3 (8, 5th inning off Arroyo, 1 on, 1 out; 7th inning off White, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Weathers, 1 on, 0 out), Rolen (3, 5th inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Miles; Marquis; Pujols 12; Rolen 4; Rodriguez 3; Encarnacion; Luna; Molina 3.
RBI: Rodriguez 2 (2), Pujols 5 (17), Rolen (13).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez 2; Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spiezio; Miles 2; Eckstein 2.
GIDP: Miles.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Schumaker (2, 2nd base off Arroyo/Ross).
CS: Encarnacion (1, 2nd base by Coffey/Valentin).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (1, fielding), Encarnacion (2, fielding).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo 5.06553323.86
White 2.02110016.43
Coffey (H, 4)1.03001001.35
Weathers (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.02220015.79
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder 5.010440424.05
Thompson (H, 1)1.00001101.50
Wainwright (H, 2)1.01112011.17
Flores (H, 2)0.10211004.15
Looper (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.21001102.84

Weathers pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.
Wainwright pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Arroyo.
IBB: Schumaker (by Coffey), Dunn (by Looper).
Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 94-51, White 15-10, Coffey 25-14, Weathers 7-5, Mulder 99-60, Thompson 13-8, Wainwright 16-6, Flores 13-7, Looper 21-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Arroyo 8-4, White 4-2, Coffey 0-2, Weathers 0-0, Mulder 9-2, Thompson 1-1, Wainwright 1-2, Flores 1-0, Looper 2-2.
Batters faced: Arroyo 24, White 7, Coffey 6, Weathers 2, Mulder 25, Thompson 4, Wainwright 6, Flores 3, Looper 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Looper 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Joe Brinkman. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 82 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 40,068.

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