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Carpenter picked up
Cardinals 6, Pirates 4
Chris Carpenter delivers a pitch at PNC Park on Friday night. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (60-51)
Won 1
St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4   PIT
Pittsburgh (45-64)
Lost 6
August 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1   6 12 0
Pittsburgh
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 1
Standings thru 8/7/09  |  Recap: STL | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Pirates stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lugo, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .308
Ankiel, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .239
  a-Greene, K, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .201
  Rasmus, CF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .248
Pujols, 1B 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 .327
Holliday, LF 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 .308
Ludwick, RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 .268
DeRosa, 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .256
Molina, Y, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Ryan, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .276
Carpenter, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .135
  b-Schumaker, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .293
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 6 12 6 2 5 8  

a-Doubled for Ankiel in the 7th. b-Doubled for Carpenter in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Greene, K (6, Maholm), Schumaker (25, Ascanio).
HR: Holliday (15, 1st inning off Maholm, 1 on, 2 out), DeRosa (21, 4th inning off Maholm, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lugo; Greene, K 2; Pujols 3; Holliday 5; Ludwick; DeRosa 6; Schumaker 2.
RBI: Holliday 2 (67), DeRosa (63), Greene, K (20), Ludwick (69), Rasmus (36).
2-out RBI: Holliday 2; Greene, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick; Ryan.
SAC: Lugo.
SF: Ludwick; Rasmus.
GIDP: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Holliday (14, 2nd base off Ascanio/Doumit).
PO: Lugo (1st base by Maholm).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, A, CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .289
Milledge, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .228
Jones, G, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .286
Doumit, C 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 .241
Young, D, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .299
Pearce, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .228
LaRoche, An, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .260
Cedeno, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .184
Maholm, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .070
  a-Vazquez, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .241
  Ascanio, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Moss, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .247
Totals 35 4 9 4 1 5 9  

a-Singled for Maholm in the 7th. b-Struck out for Ascanio in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Doumit (9, Carpenter), Young, D (8, Carpenter).
HR: Jones, G (12, 1st inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 2 out), Doumit (6, 1st inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Milledge; Jones, G 4; Doumit 6; Young, D 3; Pearce; Cedeno; Vazquez.
RBI: Jones, G (19), Doumit (22), Young, D (28), Pearce (4).
2-out RBI: Jones, G; Doumit; Young, D; Pearce.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen, A; Doumit 2.
SAC: Maholm.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Young, D (4, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Jones, G (Greene, K at 3rd base).
DP: (Young, D-Cedeno-Pearce).
Pickoffs: Maholm (Lugo at 1st base).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter (W, 11-3) 8.0 9 4 4 1 4 2 2.26
Franklin (S, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.27
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm 7.0 9 4 4 2 4 2 4.76
Ascanio (L, 0-2) 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.15

HBP: Molina, Y (by Ascanio).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter 111-81, Franklin 14-10, Maholm 99-62, Ascanio 30-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carpenter 11-3, Franklin 0-1, Maholm 10-3, Ascanio 2-2.
Batters faced: Carpenter 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.
August 7, 2009

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