Chris Carpenter delivers a pitch at PNC Park on Friday night. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By Wayne Staats / MLB.com
Though Chris Carpenter was touched early, he settled in at PNC Park. Luckily, Matt Holliday delivered in a big way to pick up the slack -- first, with a two-run homer, and then with a single that put him in position to score the go-ahead run.
Game Scores: Carpenter, C , Maholm . HBP: Molina, Y (by Ascanio). Pitches-strikes: Carpenter, C 111-81, Franklin 14-10, Maholm 99-62, Ascanio 30-22. Groundouts-flyouts: Carpenter, C 11-3, Franklin 0-1, Maholm 10-3, Ascanio 2-2. Batters faced: Carpenter, C 34, Franklin 3, Maholm 29, Ascanio 10. Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B:
Tim McClelland. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Andy Fletcher. Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 7
mph, Out to LF. T: 2:30. Att: 24,854. Venue: PNC Park. August 7, 2009 August 7, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner