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Cardinals 9, Dodgers 6
Ryan Ludwick hit his 29th home run, and had two RBIs on the night. (Kyle Ericson/AP)
Albert Pujols' fourth-inning grand slam highlighted a 4-for-4 night. Ryan Ludwick followed with a solo shot to tie a club record, homering in five straight games. Joel Pineiro gave up four runs on eight hits in seven innings, and new callup Chris Perez recorded the save.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (56-57)
Lost 2
St. Louis 9, LA Dodgers 6   STL
St. Louis (64-52)
Won 2
August 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0   6 11 0
St. Louis
1 0 2 5 0 0 1 0 X   9 17 0
Standings thru 8/6/08  |  Recap: LAD | STL  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Cardinals stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kemp, CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .295
Ethier, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .271
Martin, R, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .293
Ramirez, M, LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .314
Loney, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .299
Blake, 3B 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .299
Ozuna, 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .263
  b-Sweeney, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .114
  c-Kent, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .256
Berroa, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .216
Lowe, D, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .178
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Jones, An, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .164
  Falkenborg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Park, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Pierre, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .279
Totals 38 6 11 6 1 4 16  

a-Grounded out for Troncoso in the 7th. b-Batted for Ozuna in the 8th. c-Struck out for Sweeney in the 8th. d-Walked for Park in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kemp (26, Pineiro), Blake 2 (30, Pineiro, Thompson, B), Berroa (5, Pineiro), Loney (28, Thompson, B).
3B: Berroa (1, Pineiro).
HR: Ramirez, M (23, 2nd inning off Pineiro, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Berroa 5; Ramirez, M 5; Kemp 3; Blake 5; Loney 2; Martin, R.
RBI: Ramirez, M 2 (75), Berroa (5), Kemp (61), Loney (63), Blake (62).
2-out RBI: Berroa; Ramirez, M; Kemp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowe, D 2; Ethier; Berroa; Martin, R.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Blake-Ozuna-Loney).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, CF 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 .302
Kennedy, A, 2B 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 .274
Pujols, 1B 4 2 4 4 1 0 0 .352
Ludwick, RF 5 2 3 2 0 0 2 .307
Glaus, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 .272
Molina, Y, C 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .307
Lopez, F, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .235
  Mather, LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .253
Pineiro, P 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .108
  a-Ankiel, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282
  Thompson, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
  Perez, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Izturis, C, SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .239
Totals 38 9 17 8 3 5 15  

a-Struck out for Pineiro in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (27, Lowe, D).
HR: Pujols (23, 4th inning off Lowe, D, 3 on, 1 out), Ludwick (29, 4th inning off Lowe, D, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Molina, Y; Pujols 8; Glaus; Schumaker; Ludwick 6; Mather; Izturis, C 2; Pineiro; Kennedy, A 2; Lopez, F.
RBI: Ludwick 2 (82), Molina, Y (42), Pujols 4 (73), Schumaker (34).
2-out RBI: Ludwick; Molina, Y; Schumaker.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus 2; Lopez, F; Kennedy, A.
SAC: Pineiro.
GIDP: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mather (1, 2nd base off Beimel/Martin, R).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe, D (L, 8-10) 3.1 13 8 8 0 2 2 4.10
Troncoso 2.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.56
Falkenborg 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.17
Beimel 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.97
Park 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pineiro (W, 4-5) 7.0 8 4 4 0 2 1 5.04
Thompson, B 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.19
Perez, C (S, 1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.91

Game Scores: Lowe, D , Pineiro .
WP: Lowe, D 2, Thompson, B.
IBB: Izturis, C (by Beimel).
Pitches-strikes: Lowe, D 65-44, Troncoso 36-24, Falkenborg 11-7, Beimel 16-9, Park 12-9, Pineiro 78-59, Thompson, B 16-11, Perez, C 21-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe, D 6-1, Troncoso 3-2, Falkenborg 0-0, Beimel 0-1, Park 1-1, Pineiro 14-2, Thompson, B 0-0, Perez, C 2-0.
Batters faced: Lowe, D 22, Troncoso 10, Falkenborg 2, Beimel 4, Park 4, Pineiro 29, Thompson, B 4, Perez, C 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Beimel 1-1, Perez, C 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 42,581.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
August 6, 2008
August 6, 2008

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