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Ankiel snaps slump
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Cardinals 6, Mets 4
Rick Ankiel slides home safely with an insurance run in the eighth inning. (AP)
Brendan Ryan tripled over the head of Daniel Murphy, who slipped in left field, to lead off the eighth, and Rick Ankiel's third hit of the night drove him in with the go-ahead run. St. Louis got four innings of scoreless relief, capped by Ryan Franklin's third save in as many chances.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (6-7)
Lost 2
St. Louis 6, NY Mets 4   STL
St. Louis (9-5)
Won 1
April 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   4 11 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 X   6 11 1
Standings thru 4/21/09  |  Recap: NYM | STL  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Cardinals stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .339
Murphy, Dn, LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .320
Wright, D, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .306
Delgado, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .300
Beltran, CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .354
Church, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .350
Castro, R, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .150
Castillo, L, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .400
Perez, O, P 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .200
  Fossum, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cora, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Putz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Sheffield, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Totals 33 4 11 4 3 4 10  

a-Flied out for Fossum in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Putz in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran (2, Wellemeyer).
3B: Castillo, L (1, Wellemeyer).
TB: Wright, D 2; Reyes 2; Delgado; Castillo, L 4; Beltran 3; Murphy, Dn; Perez, O.
RBI: Beltran (8), Reyes (6), Murphy, Dn (5), Wright, D (5).
2-out RBI: Beltran; Murphy, Dn; Wright, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Church 2; Wright, D.
SAC: Church.
GIDP: Church.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
PO: Murphy, Dn (1st base by Molina, Y).

FIELDING
E: Castro, R (1, catcher interference).
DP: (Reyes-Castillo, L-Delgado).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ryan, 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .316
Ankiel, CF 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .227
Pujols, 1B 4 1 1 2 1 0 4 .294
Ludwick, RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .378
Molina, Y, C 4 1 3 0 1 0 3 .348
Duncan, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .362
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Greene, K, SS 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 .229
Thurston, 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 5 .313
Wellemeyer, P 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .333
  a-Barden, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .391
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Wainwright, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Schumaker, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Totals 33 6 11 6 7 6 26  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Wellemeyer in the 5th. b-Struck out for McClellan in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, Y (3, Perez, O), Pujols (4, Perez, O), Ankiel (3, Putz).
3B: Ryan (1, Putz).
TB: Wellemeyer; Molina, Y 4; Ryan 4; Duncan; Pujols 2; Ankiel 4.
RBI: Pujols 2 (16), Greene, K (7), Thurston (7), Ankiel (3), Ludwick (16).
2-out RBI: Greene, K; Thurston.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thurston 2; Barden 2.
SF: Ludwick.
GIDP: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Thurston (2, throw).
DP: (Pujols-Greene, K-Pujols).
Pickoffs: Molina, Y (Murphy, Dn at 1st base).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, O 4.2 6 4 4 5 4 0 7.80
Fossum 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Stokes 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Feliciano, P 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.76
Putz (L, 1-1) 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 3.38
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer 5.0 10 4 4 2 1 0 5.29
McClellan 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.00
Reyes, De 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.86
Motte (W, 1-1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
Franklin (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Perez, O 92-49, Fossum 5-1, Stokes 14-10, Feliciano, P 19-12, Putz 14-10, Wellemeyer 86-54, McClellan 30-21, Reyes, De 8-4, Motte 1-1, Franklin 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Perez, O 0-5, Fossum 1-0, Stokes 2-0, Feliciano, P 1-0, Putz 0-2, Wellemeyer 3-5, McClellan 1-3, Reyes, De 1-0, Motte 0-1, Franklin 2-0.
Batters faced: Perez, O 25, Fossum 2, Stokes 5, Feliciano, P 4, Putz 6, Wellemeyer 24, McClellan 7, Reyes, De 2, Motte 1, Franklin 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Fossum 3-1, Motte 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 58 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 35,506.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
April 21, 2009
April 21, 2009

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