Chris Carpenter improved to 13-3 and won his eighth straight decision. (Matt Sayles/AP)
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
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.
Game Scores: Carpenter, C , Haeger . 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