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Carpenter runs on Duncan
Early runs plague Lowe
Derek Lowe allowed 11 hits and four earned runs in six-plus innings, with the major damage coming during a three-run third inning, while the Dodgers were held to just two hits by Chris Carpenter to lose their second straight to the Cardinals. Lowe struck out five batters while walking just one.
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Cardinals 5, Dodgers 0
Chris Duncan had three hits, including a two-run homer, his fourth of the season. (James A. Finley/AP)
Series at a glance:
Carpenter tough as nails
Chris Duncan's two-run homer in the third inning was enough of a cushion for Chris Carpenter, who twirled a two-hit shutout to lead the Cardinals over the Dodgers. Juan Encarnacion also homered, while David Eckstein contributed four singles.
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 Duncan's two-run homer
 Encarnacion's home run
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 14, 2006
LA Dodgers (46-44)
Lost 2
St. Louis 5, LA Dodgers 0   STL
St. Louis (50-39)
Won 5
July 14, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
St. Louis
1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 7/14/06  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Furcal, SS4010020.272
Lofton, CF4000011.286
Garciaparra, 1B3000001.350
Drew, RF3000011.280
Kent, 2B2000000.267
Ethier, LF3000011.339
Izturis, 3B3010010.295
Martin, C3000001.282
Lowe, P2000010.081
  Carrara, P0000000.000
  Baez, P0000000.000
  a-Ledee, PH1000000.250

a-Grounded out for Baez in the 9th.

TB: Furcal; Izturis.
GIDP: Ethier.
Team LOB: 2.

Eckstein, SS5240001.315
Duncan, LF4132000.295
  1-Taguchi, PR-LF0000000.292
Pujols, 1B4011012.316
Rolen, 3B4110004.332
Edmonds, CF4010014.261
Encarnacion, RF4122012.276
Molina, C3000112.218
Miles, 2B3000101.259
Carpenter, P3000023.059

1-Ran for Duncan in the 7th.

HR: Duncan (4, 3rd inning off Lowe, 1 on, 0 out), Encarnacion (12, 8th inning off Baez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein 4; Duncan 6; Pujols; Rolen; Edmonds; Encarnacion 5.
RBI: Pujols (78), Duncan 2 (11), Encarnacion 2 (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion; Carpenter 2; Edmonds; Eckstein.
S: Carpenter.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Rolen (5, 3rd base off Lowe/Martin).
CS: Eckstein (4, 2nd base by Lowe/Martin).

DP: (Miles-Eckstein-Pujols).

Lowe (L, 7-6)6.011441513.98
Carrara 1.00000103.52
Baez 1.01111013.94
Carpenter (W, 8-4)9.02000702.85

Lowe pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Miles (by Lowe).
HBP: Kent (by Carpenter).
Pitches-strikes: Lowe 99-59, Carrara 17-13, Baez 12-8, Carpenter 101-68.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lowe 8-4, Carrara 0-2, Baez 2-1, Carpenter 12-8.
Batters faced: Lowe 29, Carrara 3, Baez 5, Carpenter 29.
Inherited runners-scored: Carrara 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:08.
Att: 45,704.

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