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Pirates pushed aside
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Cardinals 2, Pirates 1
Ramon Vazquez plated the Bucs' lone run Thursday, an unearned tally in the third inning. (AP)
The Bucs were held hitless through 6 2/3 innings Thursday, and even Ramon Vazquez's big base knock in the seventh and unearned run in the third couldn't undo a late St. Louis rally as Pittsburgh fell in the finale. Ross Ohlendorf lasted six-plus frames in what was a stellar start.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (2-2)
Lost 1
St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1   STL
St. Louis (2-2)
Won 1
April 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 1 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X   2 8 1
Standings thru 4/9/09  |  Recap: PIT | STL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cardinals stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 .316
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .444
McLouth, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .071
Doumit, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .125
Hinske, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .222
  b-Monroe, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Moss, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Vazquez, R, 3B 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 .250
Wilson, Ja, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .375
Ohlendorf, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-LaRoche, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 1 1 1 2 8 11  

a-Struck out for Burnett, S in the 8th. b-Flied out for Hinske in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Vazquez, R.
RBI: Morgan (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McLouth; Wilson, Ja.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Moss (Molina, Y at home).
DP: 2 (Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-Hinske, Moss-Doumit).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
  c-Freese, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ankiel, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Rasmus, C, CF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182
Pujols, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500
Duncan, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ludwick, RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .333
Greene, K, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .235
Molina, Y, C 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286
Thurston, 3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .444
  a-Barden, PH-3B 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200
Carpenter, C, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ryan, PH-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Totals 29 2 8 2 1 2 12  

a-Singled for Thurston in the 7th. b-Hit by pitch for Carpenter, C in the 7th. c-Lined out for Schumaker in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Molina, Y 2; Barden; Greene, K; Ludwick; Duncan; Pujols; Schumaker.
RBI: Molina, Y (3), Barden (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick; Schumaker.
SAC: Carpenter, C.
GIDP: Thurston.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Pujols (1, throw).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ohlendorf (L, 0-1) 6.0 7 2 2 1 1 0 3.00
Burnett, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Yates 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13.50
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter, C (W, 1-0) 7.0 1 1 0 2 7 0 0.00
Franklin (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Reyes, De (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Ohlendorf pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Ryan (by Burnett, S).
Pitches-strikes: Ohlendorf 94-58, Burnett, S 12-9, Yates 10-7, Carpenter, C 92-61, Franklin 15-11, Reyes, De 11-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ohlendorf 6-8, Burnett, S 0-1, Yates 1-1, Carpenter, C 12-1, Franklin 0-2, Reyes, De 2-1.
Batters faced: Ohlendorf 25, Burnett, S 4, Yates 3, Carpenter, C 26, Franklin 3, Reyes, De 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Burnett, S 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 58 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 2:31.
Att: 35,293.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009

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