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One-hit wonder
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Cardinals 2, Pirates 1
Chris Carpenter made just his fifth start since the 2006 season on Thursday. (AP)
Chris Carpenter kicked off his 2009 season in pursuit of the first no-hitter at the new Busch Stadium, but a hit in the seventh spelled the end of his dazzling bid. His outing was not for naught, however, as Yadier Molina and Brian Barden plated RBIs to lift the Cards to victory.
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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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