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Rox's lead shrinks
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Cardinals 6, Rockies 3
Ubaldo Jimenez allowed four runs on six hits over seven innings Saturday. (Getty Images)
Ubaldo Jimenez matched Cards right-hander Adam Wainwright for most of the game, but the Rockies righty surrendered a go-ahead homer in the seventh that proved to be the difference. Colorado's NL Wild Card lead over Atlanta is now 2 1/2 games.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (90-65)
Won 1
St. Louis 6, Colorado 3   COL
Colorado (87-68)
Lost 1
September 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2   6 8 1
Colorado
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   3 11 0
Standings thru 9/26/09  |  Recap: STL | COL  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Rockies stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-LF 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 .304
Rasmus, C, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .256
Pujols, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .329
Holliday, LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .312
  1-Lugo, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Ankiel, RF 4 0 0 1 0 2 2 .233
Molina, Y, C 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .291
  LaRue, C 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .244
Thurston, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .230
  DeRosa, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
Ryan, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .288
Wainwright, P 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .163
  a-Ludwick, PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .273
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 6 8 6 4 8 7  

a-Homered for Wainwright in the 9th.
1-Ran for Holliday in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wainwright 2 (5, Jimenez, U, Jimenez, U), Ryan (16, Daley).
HR: LaRue (2, 7th inning off Jimenez, U, 0 on, 0 out), Ludwick (22, 9th inning off Daley, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Molina, Y; Ryan 2; Ludwick 4; Wainwright 4; LaRue 4; Rasmus, C; Holliday.
RBI: Holliday (105), Ankiel (38), Molina, Y (52), LaRue (4), Ludwick 2 (92).
2-out RBI: Molina, Y; Ludwick 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rasmus, C; Schumaker.
GIDP: Pujols.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Molina, Y (3, 2nd base by Jimenez, U/Torrealba).
PO: Molina, Y (1st base by Jimenez, U).

FIELDING
E: Thurston (12, throw).

 
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gonzalez, C, LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .281
Fowler, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .267
  b-Smith, S, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297
Helton, 1B 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .320
Tulowitzki, SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .288
Stewart, I, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .229
Torrealba, C 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 .289
  1-Young, E, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
  Phillips, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326
Hawpe, RF 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 .285
Barmes, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .250
Jimenez, U, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .224
  Contreras, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Giambi, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .206
  Daley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 3 11 2 2 11 25  

a-Struck out for Contreras in the 8th. b-Popped out for Fowler in the 9th.
1-Ran for Torrealba in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Barmes 2 (31, Wainwright, Wainwright), Helton (36, Wainwright), Hawpe (40, Wainwright).
HR: Hawpe (21, 4th inning off Wainwright, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Barmes 4; Torrealba 2; Hawpe 6; Gonzalez, C 2; Helton 4.
RBI: Hawpe 2 (81).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stewart, I 3; Jimenez, U; Gonzalez, C; Giambi.
Team RISP: 0-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, E (4, 2nd base off Wainwright/LaRue).

FIELDING
DP: (Tulowitzki-Barmes-Helton).
Pickoffs: Jimenez, U (Molina, Y at 1st base).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wainwright (W, 19-8) 8.0 10 3 2 1 11 1 2.58
Franklin (S, 38) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.95
 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jimenez, U (L, 14-12) 7.0 6 4 4 3 7 1 3.52
Contreras 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.09
Daley 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 3.94

Pitches-strikes: Wainwright 130-89, Franklin 21-12, Jimenez, U 113-73, Contreras 10-5, Daley 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wainwright 7-2, Franklin 2-0, Jimenez, U 8-0, Contreras 1-1, Daley 1-1.
Batters faced: Wainwright 36, Franklin 5, Jimenez, U 28, Contreras 4, Daley 5.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 47,741.
Venue: Coors Field.
September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009

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