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Homers back Carp
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Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2
Chris Carpenter improved to 13-3 and won his eighth straight decision. (Matt Sayles/AP)
With home run support from Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel, starter Chris Carpenter allowed five hits in eight strong innings to win his eighth straight decision. Closer Ryan Franklin retired two batters, including Manny Ramirez, to seal his 30th save.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 08/17: STL 3, LAD 2
  • Tue. 08/18: LAD 7, STL 3
  • Wed. 08/19: @ LAD, 9:10 PM CT
STL
St. Louis (68-52)
Won 5
St. Louis 3, LA Dodgers 2   LAD
LA Dodgers (70-49)
Lost 1
August 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   3 6 0
LA Dodgers
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Standings thru 8/17/09  |  Recap: STL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Dodgers stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296
  a-Lugo, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309
Ryan, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .285
Pujols, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .325
Holliday, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .320
  1-Rasmus, C, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Ludwick, RF 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .266
Ankiel, CF-LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .234
DeRosa, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .258
Molina, Y, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .294
Carpenter, C, P 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .140
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 3 6 3 0 5 6  

a-Popped out for Schumaker in the 8th.
1-Ran for Holliday in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (39, 4th inning off Haeger, 0 on, 0 out), Ankiel (9, 7th inning off Haeger, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Molina, Y; Pujols 4; Schumaker; Holliday; Carpenter, C; Ankiel 4.
RBI: Pujols (105), Ankiel 2 (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ryan; DeRosa.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rasmus, C (2, 2nd base off Broxton, J/Martin, R).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ludwick (Ethier at 3rd base).
DP: (Ludwick-DeRosa).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .262
Hudson, O, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .290
Ethier, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .281
Ramirez, M, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .310
Blake, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .279
Kemp, CF 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 .312
Loney, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .279
Ausmus, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .312
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .321
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Haeger, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
  Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Martin, R, PH-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Totals 29 2 5 2 1 8 6  

a-Singled for Ausmus in the 8th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Kuo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ethier (30, Carpenter, C), Kemp (20, Carpenter, C).
TB: Pierre; Ethier 2; Furcal; Loney; Kemp 2.
RBI: Blake (66), Loney (70).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Furcal; Hudson, O.
SAC: Martin, R.
SF: Blake.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Loney (7, 2nd base off Carpenter, C/Molina, Y).

FIELDING
E: Martin, R (6, throw).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter, C (W, 13-3) 8.0 5 2 2 1 8 0 2.27
Miller, T (H, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.91
Franklin (S, 30) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.16
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Haeger (L, 0-1) 7.0 5 3 3 0 2 2 3.86
Kuo 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.77
Broxton, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.19

IBB: Ramirez, M (by Carpenter, C).
HBP: Ludwick (by Haeger).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter, C 110-69, Miller, T 1-1, Franklin 3-2, Haeger 80-61, Kuo 9-8, Broxton, J 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carpenter, C 6-2, Miller, T 1-0, Franklin 0-1, Haeger 12-1, Kuo 0-0, Broxton, J 1-0.
Batters faced: Carpenter, C 29, Miller, T 1, Franklin 2, Haeger 27, Kuo 3, Broxton, J 4.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:20.
Att: 49,415.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 17, 2009
August 17, 2009

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