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Bucs rally in ninth
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Pirates 6, Cardinals 4
Jack Wilson connects on his go-ahead double in the ninth, notching his first hit of the day. (AP)
Jack Wilson plated three runs with a two-out double in the ninth, capping a four-run frame and giving the Bucs their third straight Opening Day win. Paul Maholm helped his cause with a two-out walk that set the table for Njyer Morgan's two-run single in the sixth.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (1-0)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 4   STL
St. Louis (0-1)
Lost 1
April 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4   6 11 3
St. Louis
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0   4 10 1
Standings thru 4/6/09  |  Recap: PIT | STL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cardinals stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 5 0 3 2 0 1 2 .600
Sanchez, F, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .400
McLouth, CF 3 0 0 0 2 2 1 .000
Doumit, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000
LaRoche, 1B 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .400
LaRoche, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .000
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Hinske, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Moss, RF 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Wilson, Ja, SS 5 0 1 3 0 2 2 .200
Maholm, P 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1.000
  Vazquez, R, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500
Totals 38 6 11 6 6 11 20  

a-Doubled for Grabow in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F (1, Motte), Hinske (1, Motte), Wilson, Ja (1, Motte).
TB: Sanchez, F 3; Wilson, Ja 2; Vazquez, R; Maholm; LaRoche 2; Morgan 3; Hinske 2.
RBI: Morgan 2 (2), LaRoche (1), Wilson, Ja 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Morgan 2; LaRoche; Wilson, Ja 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 2; Sanchez, F; Doumit; Vazquez, R.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Morgan (1, 2nd base off Wainwright/Molina, Y).

FIELDING
E: LaRoche 2 (2, fielding, fielding), Grabow (1, throw).
DP: (LaRoche-LaRoche).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ryan, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .200
Ankiel, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Pujols, 1B 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 .750
Greene, K, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 4 .200
Ludwick, RF 5 1 2 2 0 1 1 .400
Molina, Y, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Duncan, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333
  1-Thurston, PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Barden, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Schumaker, PH-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Wainwright, P 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500
  Kinney, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Freese, 3B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 4 10 4 2 2 14  

a-Singled for McClellan in the 8th.
1-Ran for Duncan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (1, Maholm), Duncan (1, Maholm), Wainwright (1, Maholm).
HR: Ludwick (1, 8th inning off Yates, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ryan; Greene, K; Ludwick 5; Duncan 2; Wainwright 2; Pujols 4; Schumaker.
RBI: Greene, K (1), Ludwick 2 (2), Freese (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Greene, K 2; Barden; Ryan 2.
SF: Freese.
GIDP: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Schumaker (1, 2nd base off Grabow/Doumit).

FIELDING
E: Greene, K (1, fielding).
PB: Molina, Y (1).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm 6.2 7 2 1 1 1 0 1.35
Yates 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 1 27.00
Grabow (W, 1-0) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Capps (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wainwright 5.1 4 2 2 5 7 0 3.38
Kinney (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Miller, T (BS, 1) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
McClellan 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Motte (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 4 4 4 0 1 0 36.00

WP: Maholm.
IBB: Pujols (by Maholm).
HBP: Moss (by Motte), Ankiel (by Maholm).
Pitches-strikes: Maholm 89-49, Yates 15-9, Grabow 11-9, Capps 15-10, Wainwright 94-54, Kinney 12-5, Miller, T 20-14, McClellan 14-8, Motte 29-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Maholm 11-2, Yates 0-0, Grabow 0-2, Capps 1-1, Wainwright 3-3, Kinney 0-0, Miller, T 1-0, McClellan 1-1, Motte 1-1.
Batters faced: Maholm 30, Yates 4, Grabow 3, Capps 4, Wainwright 25, Kinney 2, Miller, T 5, McClellan 5, Motte 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Yates 2-0, Grabow 1-1, Kinney 2-0, Miller, T 3-2, McClellan 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 42 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 45,832.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
April 6, 2009
April 6, 2009

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