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Michaels the hero
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Pirates 12, Cardinals 11
Yoslan Herrera struck out four and walked four on Saturday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Yoslan Herrera's first Major League start was a distant memory by the time Jason Michaels launched a two-run homer deep into the Pittsburgh night in the 10th inning to cap one of the most improbable comebacks in Pirates history. Michaels' homer was the fifth Bucs shot of the night.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (52-43)
Lost 1
Pittsburgh 12, St. Louis 11   PIT
Pittsburgh (44-49)
Won 1
July 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 1   11 22 0
Pittsburgh
2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 2   12 13 0
Standings thru 7/12/08  |  Recap: STL | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Pirates stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, SS-2B5320101.311
Ludwick, LF5234101.287
Pujols, 1B5131012.355
Ankiel, CF5221013.271
  Schumaker, CF1000001.292
Glaus, 3B4242200.271
Duncan, RF5020015.246
  Franklin, P0000000.000
  Villone, P0000000.000
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
  McClellan, P1000010.000
  Perez, C, P0000000.000
Molina, C6141002.313
Wellemeyer, P3000016.133
  Springer, P0000000.000
  b-Mather, PH-RF2011010.227
Kennedy, 2B3011003.276
  a-Izturis, PH-SS2000001.242
Totals471122114625 

a-Grounded out for Kennedy in the 7th. b-Doubled for Springer in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ankiel 2 (18, Herrera, Beam), Pujols 2 (20, Herrera, Beam), Molina (12, Beam), Miles (9, Burnett), Mather (2, Yates).
3B: Ludwick (3, Herrera).
HR: Ludwick (20, 4th inning off Herrera, 1 on, 1 out), Glaus (14, 10th inning off Bautista, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Miles 3; Ludwick 8; Pujols 5; Ankiel 4; Glaus 7; Duncan 2; Molina 5; Mather 2; Kennedy.
RBI: Ludwick 4 (64), Pujols (50), Molina (31), Kennedy (22), Ankiel (50), Glaus 2 (57), Mather (4).
2-out RBI: Molina; Mather.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wellemeyer 2; Duncan; Ankiel; Izturis.
S: Wellemeyer.
SF: Pujols.
GIDP: Kennedy; Molina.
Team LOB: 12.

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF4213110.284
Rivas, L, 2B4220001.252
Doumit, C-1B5010003.324
Bay, LF5225011.289
Nady, RF5010001.317
  Bautista, D, P0000000.200
LaRoche, 1B4221011.251
  Chavez, R, C1110000.239
Mientkiewicz, 3B1000000.265
  Bautista, J, 3B4011011.260
Herrera, P1000000.000
  Osoria, P0000000.400
  a-Sanchez, F, PH1000010.224
  Beam, P0000000.000
  Burnett, P0000000.000
  b-Gomez, PH1000011.307
  Yates, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  c-Michaels, PH-RF1212100.234
Wilson, Ja, SS4110001.299
Totals411213122610 

a-Struck out for Osoria in the 5th. b-Struck out for Burnett in the 7th. c-Walked for Marte in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (18, Wellemeyer).
HR: Bay 2 (19, 1st inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Franklin, 1 on, 2 out), LaRoche (11, 4th inning off Wellemeyer, 0 on, 2 out), McLouth (19, 9th inning off Isringhausen, 2 on, 1 out), Michaels (4, 10th inning off Perez, C, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: McLouth 4; Rivas, L 2; Doumit; Bay 8; Nady; LaRoche 6; Chavez, R; Bautista, J; Michaels 4; Wilson, Ja.
RBI: Bay 5 (51), LaRoche (43), Bautista, J (40), McLouth 3 (65), Michaels 2 (34).
2-out RBI: Bay 4; LaRoche.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: McLouth (Glaus at 1st base).
DP: 3 (Herrera-Doumit-LaRoche, McLouth-LaRoche, Wilson, Ja-Rivas, L-LaRoche).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wellemeyer 6.14441224.04
Springer 0.20000102.20
Franklin 0.23220113.51
Villone 0.10000104.98
Isringhausen 0.12331115.97
McClellan (BS, 4)0.23220003.06
Perez, C (BS, 2)(L, 2-1)0.11110014.18
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Herrera 4.1116644112.46
Osoria 0.20000005.94
Beam 1.04220007.50
Burnett 1.02110004.85
Yates 1.03110003.86
Marte 1.01000003.22
Bautista, D (W, 3-2)1.01110213.90

McClellan pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.

HBP: Rivas, L (by Wellemeyer).
Pitches-strikes: Wellemeyer 94-60, Springer 10-6, Franklin 17-13, Villone 5-3, Isringhausen 19-10, McClellan 19-13, Perez, C 5-3, Herrera 90-49, Osoria 10-7, Beam 22-13, Burnett 12-8, Yates 16-11, Marte 10-7, Bautista, D 20-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wellemeyer 6-11, Springer 0-1, Franklin 0-1, Villone 0-0, Isringhausen 0-0, McClellan 1-1, Perez, C 0-1, Herrera 4-5, Osoria 2-0, Beam 0-2, Burnett 3-0, Yates 2-1, Marte 2-1, Bautista, D 1-0.
Batters faced: Wellemeyer 25, Springer 2, Franklin 5, Villone 1, Isringhausen 4, McClellan 5, Perez, C 2, Herrera 27, Osoria 2, Beam 6, Burnett 5, Yates 5, Marte 4, Bautista, D 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 1-0, Villone 1-0, Perez, C 1-1, Osoria 1-0.
EjectionsPittsburgh Pirates first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz ejected by 2B umpire Eric Cooper. (4th).
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:39.
Att: 29,387.

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