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Cubs have grand time at Busch
Cubs slam rival Cards
Aramis Ramirez delivered a grand slam in the fourth inning to give the Cubs a lead they would never relinquish in their second straight victory over the Cardinals. Phil Nevin added his first home run in a Cubs uniform to help make a winner out of southpaw Glendon Rusch.
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Cubs 8, Cardinals 5
Aramis Ramirez rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning. (Bill Boyce/AP)
Series at a glance:
Cards suffer costly loss
Mark Mulder surrendered five runs in the fourth inning as one disastrous frame haunted him for his second straight start. Perhaps more costly for the Cardinals, reigning MVP Albert Pujols left the game with a strained right oblique muscle and will undergo further examination on Sunday.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 03, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (22-32)
Won 2
Chi Cubs 8, St. Louis 5   STL
St. Louis (34-21)
Lost 2
June 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0   8 13 0
St. Louis
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2   5 7 3
Standings thru 6/3/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4000003.241
Perez, 2B5100005.194
Barrett, C4230100.299
Nevin, 1B5212004.215
Ramirez, 3B5114000.237
Murton, LF5120010.284
Jones, RF4130100.301
Cedeno, SS5021013.299
Rusch, P1000002.222
Novoa, P1011000.333
Williamson, P0000000.000
Howry, P0000000.000
Totals3981382217 

BATTING
2B: Jones (8, Mulder), Novoa (1, Mulder).
HR: Ramirez (10, 4th inning off Mulder, 3 on, 0 out), Nevin (10, 5th inning off Mulder, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Barrett 3; Nevin 4; Ramirez 4; Murton 2; Jones 4; Cedeno 2; Novoa 2.
RBI: Ramirez 4 (29), Cedeno (15), Nevin 2 (33), Novoa (1).
2-out RBI: Novoa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierre; Perez 4; Rusch.
S: Rusch 2.
GIDP: Nevin.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierre (17, 2nd base off Mulder/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Cedeno-Perez-Nevin 2, Perez-Cedeno-Nevin).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4011002.327
Luna, LF-1B4000011.318
Pujols, 1B1000010.308
Rodriguez, LF3000020.326
Rolen, 3B4110010.329
Encarnacion, RF4020011.244
Taguchi, CF2200212.288
Molina, C4123011.203
Miles, 2B3100103.290
Mulder, P1011000.304
Thompson, P0000000.500
a-Perez, T, PH0000100.000
Johnson, P0000000.000
Totals305754810 

a-Walked for Thompson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (8, Rusch), Encarnacion (7, Novoa).
TB: Eckstein; Rolen; Encarnacion 3; Molina 3; Mulder.
RBI: Eckstein (15), Molina 3 (19), Mulder (5).
2-out RBI: Eckstein; Molina 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Miles.
S: Mulder.
GIDP: Taguchi; Eckstein 2.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Eckstein (5, throw), Rolen (6, fielding), Taguchi (3, fielding).
DP: (Rolen-Miles-Luna).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rusch (W, 2-5)5.04332506.86
Novoa 3.01001104.44
Williamson 0.22221204.22
Howry (S, 1)0.10000002.36
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (L, 5-4)6.212852124.71
Thompson 1.11000002.45
Johnson 1.00000103.86

WP: Williamson 2.
HBP: Pierre (by Mulder).
Pitches-strikes: Rusch 90-59, Novoa 33-19, Williamson 20-10, Howry 5-4, Mulder 101-63, Thompson 14-9, Johnson 18-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rusch 7-3, Novoa 5-3, Williamson 0-0, Howry 1-0, Mulder 14-5, Thompson 2-2, Johnson 2-0.
Batters faced: Rusch 19, Novoa 10, Williamson 5, Howry 1, Mulder 37, Thompson 4, Johnson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Howry 1-0, Thompson 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 45,820.

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