Chris Carpenter won his fourth consecutive decision. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
With the help of four double plays, Chris Carpenter allowed just one run in seven-plus innings, lowering his ERA to 2.19. A four-run seventh inning, sparked by Mark DeRosa's homer to lead off the frame, blew the game open after Matt Holliday opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first in his Busch Stadium debut.
Leach pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Carpenter, C pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. McClellan
pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Game Scores: Wolf , Carpenter, C . WP: Carpenter, C. HBP: Hudson, O (by Carpenter, C), Martin, R (by Carpenter, C), DeRosa (by Wolf). Pitches-strikes: Wolf 98-62, McDonald, Ja 28-18, Leach 2-2, Mota 4-2, Kuo 10-6, Carpenter, C 99-61, Miller, T 14-8,
McClellan 4-4, Franklin 18-15. Groundouts-flyouts: Wolf 5-4, McDonald, Ja 1-1, Leach 0-0, Mota 0-1, Kuo 1-1, Carpenter, C 9-3, Miller, T 0-0, McClellan
0-0, Franklin 2-1. Batters faced: Wolf 28, McDonald, Ja 5, Leach 1, Mota 2, Kuo 3, Carpenter, C 30, Miller, T 3, McClellan 1, Franklin
5. Inherited runners-scored: Leach 2-1, Mota 2-2, Miller, T 1-0, McClellan 2-0, Franklin 3-0. Umpires:
HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Tim Timmons. Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
4 mph, Out to LF. T: 3:03. Att: 43,756. Venue: Busch Stadium. July 27, 2009 July 27, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner