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Three-run blast cinches it
Cardinals 12, Cubs 9
Scott Rolen's two-run triple in the ninth looked like a game-winner. (James A. Finley/AP)
Comebacks and rallies were plentiful at windy Wrigley Field, but Albert Pujols, as he has done more than once this season, served up some Sunday heroics, launching a three-run shot to left field that put the Cardinals up for good in the 10th over the game Cubs.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 22, 2007
STL
St. Louis (8-10)
Won 1
St. Louis 12, Chi Cubs 9   CHC
Chi Cubs (7-11)
Lost 1
April 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 3   12 17 0
Chi Cubs
2 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0   9 16 0
Standings thru 4/22/07  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, SS-2B6110023.258
Duncan, LF4212110.323
  Eckstein, SS1110000.239
Pujols, 1B6333010.229
Rolen, 3B6353010.268
Edmonds, CF5122113.212
Spiezio, RF4010014.182
  Franklin, P0000000.000
  b-Schumaker, PH-LF1000001.160
Kennedy, 2B3012212.204
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Springer, P0000000.000
Molina, C4000103.213
Wainwright, P3000010.250
  Flores, P0000000.000
  a-Wilson, PH-RF2120000.250
Totals451217125916 

a-Singled for Flores in the 8th. b-Popped out for Franklin in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kennedy (2, Miller), Spiezio (2, Eyre).
3B: Rolen (1, Howry).
HR: Edmonds (1, 2nd inning off Miller, 1 on, 0 out), Duncan (4, 5th inning off Miller, 1 on, 1 out), Rolen (2, 5th inning off Miller, 0 on, 2 out), Pujols (5, 10th inning off Dempster, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Miles; Duncan 4; Eckstein; Pujols 6; Rolen 10; Edmonds 5; Spiezio 2; Kennedy 2; Wilson 2.
RBI: Edmonds 2 (4), Kennedy 2 (4), Duncan 2 (7), Rolen 3 (10), Pujols 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Kennedy 2; Rolen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 2; Kennedy 2; Spiezio.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kennedy (1, 2nd base by Cotts/Barrett).
PO: Kennedy (1st base by Cotts).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, 2B6130002.347
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Floyd, LF6010024.261
Lee, 1B5310123.348
Ramirez, 3B6223013.339
Barrett, C4232100.281
Jones, RF3022110.292
  Cotts, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
  b-Murton, PH-CF1000001.278
Cedeno, SS-2B5000036.107
Pie, CF4010012.136
  c-Soriano, PH1010000.260
  1-Izturis, PR-SS0100000.182
Miller, P2010002.250
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  a-Ward, PH1000002.200
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  DeRosa, RF2012000.259
Totals46916931025 

a-Popped out for Eyre in the 5th. b-Lined out for Howry in the 9th. c-Doubled for Pie in the 9th.
1-Ran for Soriano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Theriot 2 (2, Wainwright, Wainwright), Soriano (7, Isringhausen).
HR: Barrett (4, 3rd inning off Wainwright, 1 on, 1 out), Ramirez (3, 6th inning off Wainwright, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot 5; Floyd; Lee; Ramirez 5; Barrett 6; Jones 2; Pie; Soriano 2; Miller; DeRosa.
RBI: Jones 2 (3), Barrett 2 (15), Ramirez 3 (12), DeRosa 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Jones 2; DeRosa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cedeno; Miller; Ward.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-Lee).
Pickoffs: Cotts (Kennedy at 1st base).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wainwright 5.112773725.04
Flores 1.20000100.00
Franklin 1.01000001.00
Isringhausen (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.03220103.38
Johnson (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Springer 0.20000104.26
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miller 4.297703310.54
Eyre 0.110001013.50
Wuertz 1.21000200.00
Cotts 0.20003000.00
Howry 1.23222004.50
Dempster (L, 0-1)1.03330313.00

WP: Wainwright.
IBB: Kennedy (by Howry).
Pitches-strikes: Wainwright 106-71, Flores 14-10, Franklin 11-8, Isringhausen 25-18, Johnson 3-3, Springer 6-5, Miller 98-57, Eyre 8-5, Wuertz 15-13, Cotts 23-8, Howry 40-20, Dempster 18-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wainwright 2-7, Flores 1-3, Franklin 1-2, Isringhausen 1-1, Johnson 1-0, Springer 0-1, Miller 4-7, Eyre 0-0, Wuertz 1-2, Cotts 0-1, Howry 2-3, Dempster 0-0.
Batters faced: Wainwright 31, Flores 5, Franklin 4, Isringhausen 6, Johnson 1, Springer 2, Miller 23, Eyre 2, Wuertz 6, Cotts 4, Howry 9, Dempster 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 1-0, Cotts 1-0, Howry 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:39.
Att: 40,193.

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