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Thompson shines
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Cardinals 3, Rockies 0
Brad Thompson set a career high with six strikeouts Thursday. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
Brad Thompson had perhaps the best start of his career in his season debut Thursday, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings and driving in a run to lift the Cardinals past the Rockies for their first series win of 2008.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (1-2)
Lost 2
St. Louis 3, Colorado 0   STL
St. Louis (2-1)
Won 2
April 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 0
St. Louis
0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 4/3/08  |  Recap: COL | STL  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Cardinals stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Spilborghs, CF4010010.200
Tulowitzki, SS4000020.250
Helton, 1B4010020.333
Holliday, LF3000110.100
Atkins, 3B4030000.364
Hawpe, RF3000102.182
Baker, 2B4010003.200
Iannetta, C3020010.667
Jimenez, P2000022.000
  Herges, P0000000.000
  a-Podsednik, PH1000001.500
  Vizcaino, P0000000.000
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
Totals32080298 

a-Grounded out for Herges in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Atkins (1, Thompson), Baker (1, Thompson), Iannetta (1, Thompson).
TB: Spilborghs; Helton; Atkins 4; Baker 2; Iannetta 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baker; Jimenez; Podsednik.
GIDP: Baker.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Spilborghs (1st base by Thompson).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hawpe (LaRue at 3rd base).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, LF4000101.000
Miles, 2B5120001.400
Pujols, 1B4120001.500
Ankiel, CF3011100.364
Glaus, 3B3021110.182
Ludwick, RF2100205.429
LaRue, C3000124.000
Thompson, P3011022.333
  Villone, P0000000.000
  Reyes, P0000000.000
  a-Barton, PH1000000.500
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Izturis, SS3000100.000
Totals313837514 

a-Flied out for Reyes in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (1, Jimenez), Glaus (1, Vizcaino).
TB: Miles 2; Pujols 3; Ankiel; Glaus 3; Thompson.
RBI: Ankiel (2), Glaus (2), Thompson (1).
2-out RBI: Thompson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick 2; Thompson; LaRue.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ludwick (1, 2nd base off Jimenez/Iannetta).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Schumaker (Helton at home).
DP: (Izturis-Miles-Pujols).
Pickoffs: Thompson (Spilborghs at 1st base).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jimenez (L, 0-1)5.07335405.40
Herges 1.00000000.00
Vizcaino 1.010011027.00
Fuentes 1.00001000.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Thompson (W, 1-0)6.27002600.00
Villone (H, 2)0.10000000.00
Reyes (H, 1)1.00000300.00
Isringhausen (S, 1)1.01000000.00

WP: Jimenez 2.
IBB: Ankiel (by Jimenez).
Pitches-strikes: Jimenez 100-54, Herges 9-4, Vizcaino 14-9, Fuentes 19-11, Thompson 91-63, Villone 6-4, Reyes 21-16, Isringhausen 11-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jimenez 6-4, Herges 1-2, Vizcaino 0-2, Fuentes 2-1, Thompson 10-2, Villone 1-0, Reyes 0-0, Isringhausen 2-1.
Batters faced: Jimenez 26, Herges 3, Vizcaino 5, Fuentes 4, Thompson 26, Villone 1, Reyes 3, Isringhausen 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Villone 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 48 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:33.
Att: 36,262.

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