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Big eighth seals win
Cardinals 7, Brewers 3
Albert Pujols drove in his 100th run of the year on a first-inning homer. (Morry Gash/AP)
 Pujols' homer
 Ludwick's two-run double
Albert Pujols struck with a homer in the first, and a two-run double by Ryan Ludwick gave the Cards the lead for good. But a tenuous lead turned into a certain victory after St. Louis pushed four more runs across in the eighth, polishing off the game and salvaging a win for the Cards in Milwaukee.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (74-84)
Won 1
St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 3   MIL
Milwaukee (81-77)
Lost 1
September 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0   7 9 2
Milwaukee
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 6 0
Standings thru 9/26/07  |  Recap: STL|MIL  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Brewers Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ryan, SS2000120.293
  d-Spiezio, PH0000100.264
  Franklin, P0000000.500
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Ankiel, CF5000015.276
  Barden, SS0000000.182
Pujols, 1B3321101.325
Ludwick, RF5012023.270
Schumaker, LF5120012.319
Cairo, 3B3100201.259
Stinnett, C2101211.176
Thompson, P2010001.167
  a-Branyan, PH1000010.196
  Falkenborg, P0000000.000
  Flores, P0000000.000
  b-Edmonds, PH0000000.248
  c-Taguchi, PH-CF1012000.290
Miles, 2B4121011.297
Totals337977915 

a-Struck out for Thompson in the 7th. b-Batted for Flores in the 8th. c-Doubled for Edmonds in the 8th. d-Walked for Ryan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ludwick (22, Villanueva), Taguchi (14, Shouse).
HR: Pujols (32, 1st inning off Villanueva, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Pujols 5; Ludwick 2; Schumaker 2; Thompson; Taguchi 2; Miles 2.
RBI: Pujols (100), Ludwick 2 (51), Stinnett (5), Taguchi 2 (27), Miles (32).
2-out RBI: Pujols; Ludwick 2; Stinnett; Taguchi 2; Miles.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schumaker; Ankiel 2.
S: Ryan.
GIDP: Stinnett.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Schumaker (1, 2nd base by Villanueva/Miller).

FIELDING
E: Cairo (6, fielding), Stinnett (4, throw).
DP: (Cairo-Pujols).

 
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B4100112.233
Hardy, SS5110003.276
Braun, 3B5033011.325
Fielder, 1B2000201.290
Hart, RF4000017.292
Jenkins, LF3010100.260
Hall, CF3000013.257
Miller, C4110012.240
Villanueva, P2000011.077
  a-Gwynn, PH1000000.261
  Linebrink, P0000000.000
  King, P0000000.000
  McClung, P0000000.000
  Turnbow, P0000000.000
  Shouse, P0000000.000
  Spurling, P0000000.000
  Aquino, P0000000.000
  b-Dillon, PH1000010.353
Totals343634720 

a-Grounded out for Villanueva in the 6th. b-Struck out for Aquino in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Braun 2 (24, Thompson, Thompson).
TB: Hardy; Braun 5; Jenkins; Miller.
RBI: Braun 3 (94).
2-out RBI: Braun 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hall 2; Hart 3; Villanueva.
GIDP: Miller.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Braun-Weeks-Fielder).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Thompson (W, 8-6)6.05203304.73
Falkenborg (H, 1)0.10000005.19
Flores (H, 12)0.20000104.33
Franklin 1.00000202.76
Isringhausen 1.01111102.43
 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Villanueva (L, 8-5)6.05334313.99
Linebrink 1.00000303.56
King 0.10000004.70
McClung 0.00110004.66
Turnbow 0.11332104.63
Shouse 0.02000003.02
Spurling 0.10001004.66
Aquino 1.01000204.85

McClung pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Shouse pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Pujols (by Villanueva).
HBP: Fielder (by Thompson), Hall (by Thompson), Pujols (by McClung).
Pitches-strikes: Thompson 94-63, Falkenborg 4-3, Flores 11-6, Franklin 13-8, Isringhausen 28-19, Villanueva 85-51, Linebrink 15-11, King 3-2, McClung 1-0, Turnbow 19-8, Shouse 11-6, Spurling 7-2, Aquino 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Thompson 9-6, Falkenborg 0-1, Flores 0-1, Franklin 0-1, Isringhausen 1-1, Villanueva 10-4, Linebrink 0-0, King 0-1, McClung 0-0, Turnbow 0-0, Shouse 0-0, Spurling 0-1, Aquino 1-0.
Batters faced: Thompson 29, Falkenborg 1, Flores 2, Franklin 3, Isringhausen 5, Villanueva 25, Linebrink 3, King 1, McClung 1, Turnbow 4, Shouse 2, Spurling 2, Aquino 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Turnbow 1-1, Shouse 3-3, Spurling 2-0.
EjectionsMilwaukee Brewers Manager Ned Yost ejected by HP umpire Tom Hallion. (8th); Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Seth McClung ejected by HP umpire Tom Hallion. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 69 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:12.
Att: 32,411.

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