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Looper roughed up
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Giants 8, Cardinals 2
Braden Looper allowed 10 hits in three-plus innings. (Tom Gannam/AP)
Braden Looper's third inning went awry, with the right-hander allowing six straight hits that produced six runs, giving the Cardinals their first two-game losing streak of the season. St. Louis scrapped for two runs in the ninth on RBI doubles by Troy Glaus and Rico Washington.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (8-11)
Won 2
San Francisco 8, St. Louis 2   STL
St. Louis (12-7)
Lost 2
April 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0   8 14 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 6 0
Standings thru 4/20/08  |  Recap: SF | STL  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Cardinals stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF5220012.304
Castillo, 3B4110112.246
  Valdez, P0000000.000
  Chulk, P0000000.000
Durham, 2B4221002.217
  Yabu, P0000000.000
  a-Ortmeier, PH-1B1000010.250
Molina, C5133000.292
Rowand, CF4122102.333
Bowker, RF5112022.364
Aurilia, 1B-3B4010101.182
Bocock, SS4010022.179
  Burriss, SS0000000.000
Sanchez, P3010011.125
  Velez, 2B1000001.231
Totals4081483815 

a-Struck out for Yabu in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina 2 (3, Looper, Looper), Durham (4, Looper).
HR: Bowker (3, 3rd inning off Looper, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lewis 2; Castillo; Durham 3; Molina 5; Rowand 2; Bowker 4; Aurilia; Bocock; Sanchez.
RBI: Durham (4), Molina 3 (13), Rowand 2 (8), Bowker 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Rowand.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand 2; Castillo.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lewis (2, 2nd base off Reyes/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Castillo-Durham-Aurilia, Durham-Bocock-Aurilia).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, CF3000021.317
  Villone, P1000010.000
Barton, LF4000031.321
Pujols, 1B4010010.349
Ludwick, RF-CF3110110.391
Glaus, 3B3121102.242
Molina, C3000113.263
Miles, 2B4010004.250
Looper, P0000100.167
  Reyes, P0000100.000
  Washington, RF2011001.158
Izturis, SS3000002.192
  a-Duncan, PH1000012.317
Totals3126251016 

a-Struck out for Izturis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Glaus 2 (7, Sanchez, Chulk), Ludwick (5, Chulk), Washington (2, Chulk).
TB: Pujols; Ludwick 2; Glaus 4; Miles; Washington 2.
RBI: Glaus (10), Washington (3).
2-out RBI: Washington.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Miles 2; Washington; Duncan 2.
GIDP: Glaus; Izturis.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Barton (Molina at 2nd base).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sanchez (W, 1-1)5.02004504.50
Yabu 2.00001203.18
Valdez 1.00000201.08
Chulk 1.04220106.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper (L, 3-1)3.010770115.49
Reyes 3.04111202.79
Villone 3.00002501.17

Looper pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

Pitches-strikes: Sanchez 101-59, Yabu 23-14, Valdez 14-9, Chulk 26-19, Looper 71-45, Reyes 63-39, Villone 49-28.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sanchez 7-3, Yabu 2-2, Valdez 1-0, Chulk 1-1, Looper 5-3, Reyes 2-4, Villone 3-1.
Batters faced: Sanchez 19, Yabu 7, Valdez 3, Chulk 7, Looper 19, Reyes 13, Villone 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
T: 3:08.
Att: 41,127.

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