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Cards rally after La Russa lights a fire

Down two and three outs from defeat, an irate Tony La Russa earned his first ejection of the season, and the Cardinals responded by parlaying two D-backs errors into a walk-off win in the opener at Busch Stadium.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
One out when winning run scored.
Johnson, K, 2B5010010.261
Abreu, SS4000111.242
Upton, J, RF4010011.271
Montero, M, C4020100.393
Young, C, CF4100115.261
LaRoche, 1B3212101.254
Reynolds, Ma, 3B3122100.214
Parra, G, LF3010111.259
Haren, P4111014.435
Heilman, P0000000.000
Schumaker, 2B5121000.261
Lopez, F, 3B4121000.248
Pujols, 1B4011012.305
Holliday, LF4000023.297
Rasmus, C, CF4000023.278
Molina, Y, C3020101.240
1-Garcia, J, PR0100000.192
Ryan, SS4120001.207
Carpenter, C, P2000012.091
a-Miles, PH1000000.280
Miller, T, P0000000.000
Motte, P0000000.000
b-Wainwright, PH1100001.146
Winn, RF4110002.248
a-Grounded out for Carpenter, C in the 7th. b-Reached on error for Motte in the 9th.
1-Ran for Molina, Y in the 9th.
2B: Parra, G (10, Motte).
HR: LaRoche (12, 6th inning off Carpenter, C, 1 on, 2 out), Haren (1, 7th inning off Carpenter, C, 0 on, 0 out), Reynolds, Ma (18, 8th inning off Motte, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Haren 4; LaRoche 4; Parra, G 2; Reynolds, Ma 5; Montero, M 2; Upton, J; Johnson, K.
RBI: LaRoche 2 (53), Haren (7), Reynolds, Ma 2 (50).
2-out RBI: LaRoche 2; Reynolds, Ma 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Haren 3; Young, C 2.
GIDP: Abreu, Upton, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 9.

E: Heilman (1, throw), LaRoche (7, throw).
DP: (Johnson, K-Abreu-LaRoche).

2B: Pujols (17, Haren).
TB: Molina, Y 2; Winn; Pujols 2; Ryan 2; Schumaker 2; Lopez, F 2.
RBI: Pujols (52), Lopez, F (18), Schumaker (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, Y; Carpenter, C; Rasmus, C.
GIDP: Ryan.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: 2 (Schumaker-Ryan-Pujols, Carpenter, C-Schumaker-Pujols).

Heilman(BS, 4)(L, 2-2)0.10100003.51
Carpenter, C7.06334522.70
Miller, T0.20111003.32
Motte(W, 3-2)1.13111112.32
Haren pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

Game Scores: Haren , Carpenter, C .
WP: Haren, Motte.
HBP: Upton, J (by Carpenter, C).
Pitches-strikes: Haren 112-80, Heilman 5-4, Carpenter, C 109-63, Miller, T 10-4, Motte 34-23.
Groundouts-flyouts: Haren 10-3, Heilman 3-0, Carpenter, C 6-5, Miller, T 1-1, Motte 1-1.
Batters faced: Haren 34, Heilman 3, Carpenter, C 30, Miller, T 3, Motte 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Heilman 2-2, Motte 1-1.
Ejections: St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa ejected by HP umpire Mark Carlson (9th)
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:41.
Att: 41,578.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
June 28, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media