Ryan Ludwick hit his 29th home run, and had two RBIs on the night. (Kyle Ericson/AP)
By Lee Hurwitz / MLB.com
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.
Game Scores: Lowe, D 4, Pineiro 47. 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