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Sweet relief
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Giants 5, Cardinals 3
Rich Aurilia gets congratulations from Bruce Bochy after his homer. (George Nikitin/AP)
Rich Aurilia's first homer of the year produced the winning run as the Giants capped a winning month of May. Shutout work from four San Francisco relievers played a big part in the victory, which also included Aaron Rowand extending his hitting streak to 11 games.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (29-21)
Lost 1
San Francisco 5, St. Louis 3   SF
San Francisco (25-24)
Won 1
May 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0   3 8 0
San Francisco
1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 5/31/09  |  Recap: STL | SF  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Giants stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ryan, SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 .280
Thurston, 2B-3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .240
Pujols, 1B 4 1 3 0 1 1 1 .339
Ludwick, RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .256
Stavinoha, LF 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 .256
Molina, Y, C 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 .273
Barden, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .239
  a-Duncan, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .261
  Rasmus, C, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Wainwright, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .161
  b-Ankiel, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Perez, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Schumaker, CF-2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .307
Totals 33 3 8 3 6 7 18  

a-Struck out for Barden in the 5th. b-Flied out for Wainwright in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (9, Sanchez, J), Ryan (6, Sanchez, J), Stavinoha (4, Sanchez, J).
TB: Molina, Y; Ryan 4; Pujols 4; Stavinoha 2.
RBI: Ludwick (27), Stavinoha 2 (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick; Wainwright 3; Molina, Y 2; Thurston.
SAC: Thurston.
SF: Ludwick.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Barden-Thurston-Pujols, Thurston-Pujols, Ryan-Pujols).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rowand, CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .283
  Torres, A, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Renteria, SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .247
Winn, RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .275
Sandoval, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .308
Lewis, F, LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .276
Uribe, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .304
  Medders, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Schierholtz, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
  Valdez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  b-Molina, B, PH-C 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .254
Whiteside, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .286
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Burriss, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .271
Sanchez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Aurilia, 3B 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 .200
Totals 29 5 12 5 2 3 13  

a-Grounded out for Medders in the 6th. b-Hit a sacrifice fly for Affeldt in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rowand (15, Wainwright), Sandoval (14, Reyes, De).
HR: Aurilia (1, 7th inning off Wainwright, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sandoval 3; Whiteside; Lewis, F 2; Uribe; Rowand 3; Burriss; Renteria; Aurilia 5.
RBI: Winn (20), Renteria (23), Sandoval (20), Aurilia (11), Molina, B (32).
2-out RBI: Sandoval.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Winn; Burriss.
SAC: Sanchez, J.
SF: Winn; Molina, B.
GIDP: Sandoval, Uribe, Burriss.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lewis, F (3, 2nd base by Perez, C/Molina, Y).

FIELDING
PB: Whiteside (1).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wainwright (L, 5-3) 7.0 10 4 4 2 3 1 3.38
Reyes, De 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.86
Perez, C 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.30
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sanchez, J 4.1 6 3 3 3 2 0 4.75
Medders 1.2 0 0 0 2 3 0 2.78
Valdez, M (W, 2-0) 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.76
Affeldt (H, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.96
Wilson, Br (S, 12) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.07

Reyes, De pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Wainwright , Sanchez, J .
WP: Sanchez, J.
IBB: Pujols (by Sanchez, J), Molina, Y (by Medders).
HBP: Thurston (by Sanchez, J).
Pitches-strikes: Wainwright 101-64, Reyes, De 7-6, Perez, C 6-5, Sanchez, J 83-48, Medders 31-19, Valdez, M 27-14, Affeldt 6-3, Wilson, Br 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wainwright 9-4, Reyes, De 0-0, Perez, C 0-1, Sanchez, J 6-3, Medders 1-1, Valdez, M 4-1, Affeldt 0-0, Wilson, Br 0-2.
Batters faced: Wainwright 30, Reyes, De 2, Perez, C 2, Sanchez, J 23, Medders 7, Valdez, M 7, Affeldt 1, Wilson, Br 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez, C 2-1, Medders 2-0, Affeldt 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 59 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 41,440.
Venue: AT&T Park.
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009

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