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Duke solves St. Louis
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Pirates 7, Cardinals 4
Freddy Sanchez enjoyed the 11th four-hit game of his career. (AP)
Zach Duke allowed one earned run in 6 1/3 innings, keeping Albert Pujols from doing damage, and he was backed by 17 hits, including four apiece by Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson. Nate McLouth capped the scoring with his first homer.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (2-1)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 4   STL
St. Louis (1-2)
Lost 1
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0   7 17 1
St. Louis
0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1   4 7 0
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: PIT | STL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cardinals stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 6 1 2 1 0 1 4 .400
Sanchez, F, 2B 5 1 4 1 0 0 2 .571
McLouth, CF 4 1 1 2 1 0 2 .100
Doumit, C 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .154
LaRoche, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .143
Moss, RF 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .375
  a-Monroe, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Vazquez, R, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 .167
Wilson, Ja, SS 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 .462
Duke, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-LaRoche, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Hinske, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 42 7 17 7 2 7 20  

a-Flied out for Moss in the 8th. b-Batted for Grabow in the 9th. c-Struck out for LaRoche in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Doumit (1, Wellemeyer), Moss (1, Wellemeyer), Sanchez, F (2, Thompson, B), Duke (1, Thompson, B).
HR: McLouth (1, 6th inning off Thompson, B, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Sanchez, F 5; Moss 4; Doumit 3; Wilson, Ja 4; Duke 2; McLouth 4; Morgan 2.
RBI: Wilson, Ja 2 (5), Morgan (3), Sanchez, F (3), Doumit (2), McLouth 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 5; Morgan 3; Sanchez, F.
SAC: Duke 2.
Team RISP: 7-for-16.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Doumit (1, catcher interference).
PB: Doumit (1).
Outfield assists: Morgan (Thurston at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Vazquez, R-Sanchez, F-LaRoche, Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-LaRoche).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rasmus, C, LF 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .286
Greene, K, SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .214
Pujols, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .600
Ludwick, RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .375
Molina, Y, C 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .182
Ankiel, CF 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .154
Freese, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .400
Wellemeyer, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  a-Thurston, PH-2B 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 .500
Ryan, 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167
  Thompson, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Barden, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Duncan, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333
Totals 30 4 7 4 5 5 19  

a-Doubled for Wellemeyer in the 5th. b-Flied out for Thompson, B in the 7th. c-Walked for Franklin in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Thurston 2 (3, Duke, Yates), Freese (1, Yates).
TB: Ludwick; Pujols; Freese 3; Thurston 4; Ankiel.
RBI: Ankiel (1), Ryan (1), Molina, Y (2), Thurston (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rasmus, C; Ankiel; Greene, K.
SF: Ryan; Molina, Y.
GIDP: Greene, K, Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ludwick (1, 2nd base off Duke/Doumit).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ludwick (Doumit at 2nd base).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke (W, 1-0) 6.1 5 3 1 2 4 0 1.42
Grabow 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Yates 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 27.00
Capps (S, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer (L, 0-1) 5.0 12 5 5 2 3 0 9.00
Thompson, B 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 1 6.00
Miller, T 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Franklin 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

WP: Miller, T.
Pitches-strikes: Duke 92-59, Grabow 30-17, Yates 10-5, Capps 8-8, Wellemeyer 93-63, Thompson, B 34-24, Miller, T 19-13, Franklin 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duke 6-8, Grabow 0-3, Yates 0-0, Capps 0-1, Wellemeyer 8-1, Thompson, B 3-2, Miller, T 2-1, Franklin 1-0.
Batters faced: Duke 26, Grabow 7, Yates 3, Capps 2, Wellemeyer 28, Thompson, B 10, Miller, T 6, Franklin 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Grabow 1-0, Capps 1-0, Franklin 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 56 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 35,535.
April 8, 2009

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