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Billingsley is back
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Dodgers 7, Cardinals 3
James Loney slides in with a run in the seventh inning. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
After missing a start with a strained hamstring, Chad Billingsley showed a return to form, allowing just three hits in six solid innings as the Dodgers snapped a four-game losing skid at home. Seven players had RBIs, including Andre Ethier, who fell a homer short of the cycle.
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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: vs STL, 7:10 PM PT
STL
St. Louis (68-53)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 7, St. Louis 3   LAD
LA Dodgers (71-49)
Won 1
August 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0   3 5 0
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 X   7 14 0
Standings thru 8/18/09  |  Recap: STL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Dodgers stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .294
  c-DeRosa, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
  Hawksworth, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ryan, SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .286
Pujols, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .321
Holliday, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .317
Ludwick, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .266
Ankiel, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .235
Greene, K, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .212
LaRue, C 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Boggs, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Thurston, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .232
  Thompson, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
  b-Lugo, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .307
Totals 31 3 5 3 2 3 8  

a-Doubled for Motte in the 6th. b-Flied out for Thompson, B in the 8th. c-Lined out for Schumaker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Thurston (16, Billingsley).
TB: Greene, K; Ryan; Ludwick; Thurston 2; Ankiel.
RBI: Schumaker (31), Ryan (21), Greene, K (23).
2-out RBI: Greene, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Greene, K.
GIDP: Pujols.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ludwick (Billingsley at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Ludwick-Ryan, Ryan-Schumaker-Pujols).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 .262
Pierre, CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .319
Ethier, RF 4 1 3 1 1 1 0 .285
Ramirez, M, LF 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 .309
Blake, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .279
Loney, 1B 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 .280
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Martin, R, C 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 .263
Hudson, O, 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .294
Billingsley, P 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .217
  McDonald, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Sherrill, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Loretta, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
Totals 36 7 14 7 4 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Martin, R 2 (15, Boggs, Thompson, B), Pierre (16, Hawksworth), Ethier (31, Hawksworth).
3B: Ethier (3, Boggs).
TB: Hudson, O 3; Billingsley; Blake; Pierre 2; Ethier 6; Furcal; Ramirez, M; Loney; Martin, R 4.
RBI: Billingsley (4), Furcal (34), Ramirez, M (45), Loney (71), Hudson, O (57), Martin, R (34), Ethier (81).
2-out RBI: Hudson, O; Martin, R; Ethier.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake; Furcal; Hudson, O; Ramirez, M.
GIDP: Martin, R.
Team RISP: 7-for-14.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Blake-Hudson, O-Loney).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Boggs (L, 1-2) 4.0 9 5 5 3 3 0 4.58
Motte 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.82
Thompson, B 2.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 5.11
Hawksworth 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.55
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Billingsley (W, 12-6) 6.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 3.70
McDonald, Ja (H, 4) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.40
Sherrill (H, 5) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.94
Broxton, J (S, 26) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.11

Boggs pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

HBP: LaRue (by Billingsley).
Pitches-strikes: Boggs 83-50, Motte 11-9, Thompson, B 28-19, Hawksworth 13-11, Billingsley 77-53, McDonald, Ja 7-3, Sherrill 27-16, Broxton, J 20-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Boggs 4-3, Motte 1-0, Thompson, B 3-1, Hawksworth 1-1, Billingsley 8-3, McDonald, Ja 0-1, Sherrill 2-1, Broxton, J 1-1.
Batters faced: Boggs 23, Motte 4, Thompson, B 8, Hawksworth 5, Billingsley 21, McDonald, Ja 2, Sherrill 6, Broxton, J 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Motte 2-2, Sherrill 1-1, Broxton, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 49,052.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009

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