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Small ball pays off
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Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2
Adam Wainwright didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Albert Pujols walked three times and made the most of his free pass in the ninth. He stole second and moved to third on an errant throw before scoring on Matt Holliday's sac fly. Adam Wainwright was sharp but took a no-decision after allowing a pair of homers in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (69-53)
Won 1
St. Louis 3, LA Dodgers 2   LAD
LA Dodgers (71-50)
Lost 1
August 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1   3 7 0
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 4 3
Standings thru 8/19/09  |  Recap: STL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Dodgers stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ryan, SS 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 .292
Lugo, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298
Pujols, 1B 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 .321
Holliday, LF 3 0 0 1 1 1 5 .314
Ludwick, RF 5 0 1 0 0 3 3 .265
DeRosa, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .256
Molina, Y, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .296
Rasmus, C, CF 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 .256
Wainwright, P 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .159
  a-Greene, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 3 7 3 6 10 19  

a-Popped out for Wainwright in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, Y 2 (18, Kershaw, McDonald, Ja).
3B: Ryan (5, Kuo).
TB: Molina, Y 4; Ryan 5; Ludwick; DeRosa.
RBI: Molina, Y (42), Ryan (22), Holliday (77).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rasmus, C; Ludwick 2; Holliday 2; Wainwright; Lugo.
SF: Holliday.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pujols (12, 2nd base off Broxton, J/Martin, R).

FIELDING
DP: (Ryan-Lugo-Pujols).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .259
Kemp, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .309
Ethier, RF 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .285
Ramirez, M, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .305
Blake, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .279
Loney, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .279
Martin, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Hudson, O, 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .295
Kershaw, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .103
  McDonald, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Abreu, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 2 4 2 2 4 11  

a-Grounded out for McDonald, Ja in the 6th. b-Struck out for Kuo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Loney (22, Wainwright).
HR: Ethier (25, 7th inning off Wainwright, 0 on, 1 out), Blake (14, 7th inning off Wainwright, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hudson, O; Blake 4; Ethier 4; Loney 2.
RBI: Ethier (82), Blake (67).
2-out RBI: Blake.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Furcal; Martin, R; Loney.
GIDP: Loney.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Furcal (15, throw), Blake (9, fielding), Martin, R (7, throw).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wainwright 7.0 4 2 2 1 3 2 2.61
McClellan (W, 4-2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.88
Reyes, De 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.28
Franklin (S, 31) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.13
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kershaw 3.2 5 2 2 4 5 0 2.96
McDonald, Ja 2.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.18
Belisario 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.24
Kuo 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.52
Broxton, J (L, 7-1) 1.0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3.05

Reyes, De pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Kershaw.
IBB: Rasmus, C (by McDonald, Ja).
HBP: Pujols (by McDonald, Ja), Ethier (by Reyes, De).
Pitches-strikes: Wainwright 99-60, McClellan 16-8, Reyes, De 1-0, Franklin 13-7, Kershaw 97-60, McDonald, Ja 39-22, Belisario 17-10, Kuo 14-9, Broxton, J 18-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wainwright 11-1, McClellan 1-1, Reyes, De 0-0, Franklin 1-1, Kershaw 2-3, McDonald, Ja 4-3, Belisario 0-0, Kuo 0-0, Broxton, J 1-1.
Batters faced: Wainwright 25, McClellan 4, Reyes, De 1, Franklin 3, Kershaw 20, McDonald, Ja 11, Belisario 3, Kuo 4, Broxton, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Franklin 1-0, McDonald, Ja 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 54,847.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 19, 2009
August 19, 2009

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