Cardinals 3, Braves 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 X 3 6 0
WP: C. Eldred (5-4) S: J. Isringhausen (11)
LP: J. Smoltz (0-2)
 Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: St. Louis
-M. Matheny homered to left
Top 4th: Atlanta
-G. Sheffield homered to left
Top 7th: Atlanta
-G. Sheffield hit sacrifice fly to center, R. Furcal scored
Bot 8th: St. Louis
-E. Perez homered to right
-A. Pujols homered to left
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Furcal ss 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .280
M. Giles 2b 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .317
G. Sheffield rf 3 1 3 2 0 0 1 .334
C. Jones lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .283
A. Jones cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .290
R. Fick 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294
   J. Smoltz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Lopez c 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .321
V. Castilla 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278
H. Ramirez p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
   J. Franco 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
 Totals 33 2 8 2 4 5 10  
 Batting
2B - R Furcal (26, W Williams).
HR - G Sheffield (29, 4th inning off W Williams 0 on, 0 Out).
SF - G Sheffield.
RBI - G Sheffield 2 (91).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Giles 1, V Castilla 1, A Jones 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
CS - M Giles (2, 2nd base by W Williams/M Matheny).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (R Furcal-M Giles-R Fick).
TP - 1 (R Furcal).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
B. Hart 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .297
E. Perez rf 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .289
   J. Isringhausen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
A. Pujols 1b 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .368
S. Rolen 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .287
E. Renteria ss 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .328
M. Cairo lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .260
M. Matheny c 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .259
O. Palmeiro cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
   C. Eldred p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
   K. Robinson rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
W. Williams p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
   J. Edmonds cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285
 Totals 27 3 6 3 3 4 10  
 Batting
HR - M Matheny (5, 2nd inning off H Ramirez 0 on, 2 Out), E Perez (9, 8th inning off H Ramirez 0 on, 2 Out), A Pujols (31, 8th inning off J Smoltz 0 on, 2 Out).
S - O Palmeiro.
RBI - M Matheny (38), E Perez (32), A Pujols (101).
2-out RBI - M Matheny, E Perez, A Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Renteria 1, S Rolen 1.
GIDP - M Cairo.
Team LOB - 4.
 Base Running
SB - E Perez (4, 2nd base off H Ramirez/J Lopez).
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
H. Ramirez 7.2 5 2 2 3 4 2 4.15
J. Smoltz (L, 0-2) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.94
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Williams 7.0 8 2 2 3 4 1 3.44
C. Eldred (W, 5-4) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.44
J. Isringhausen (S, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.05
Pitches-strikes - H Ramirez 90-60; J Smoltz 4-3; W Williams 116-74; C Eldred 16-8; J Isringhausen 14-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - H Ramirez 8-9; J Smoltz 0-1; W Williams 9-7; C Eldred 3-0; J Isringhausen 1-1.
Batters faced - H Ramirez 29; J Smoltz 2; W Williams 31; C Eldred 4; J Isringhausen 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gary Cederstrom. 1B--Chuck Meriwether. 2B--Tim Welke. 3B--Mark Wegner.
Time: 2:33.
Attendance: 39,320.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, out to center.
Game Notes
THE SINGLE BY ATLANTA'S GARY SHEFFIELD IN THE FIRST INNING EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 15 GAMES.
THE ATLANTA BRAVES TURNED AN UNASSISTED TRIPLE PLAY IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH INNING. WOODY WILLIAMS LINED OUT TO SHORTSTOP RAFAEL FURCAL. FURCAL THEN DOUBLED OFF MIKE MATHENY AT SECOND BASE AND TAGGED OUT ORLANDO PALMEIRO FOR THE THIRD OUT. IT IS THE 12TH UNASSISTED TRIPLE PLAY IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY. THE LAST ONE WAS TURNED BY OAKLAND'S RANDY VELARDE ON MAY 29, 2000 AGAINST THE NEW YORK YANKEES. IT IS THE FIRST UNASSISTED TRIPLE PLAY IN ATLANTA BRAVES HISTORY.
THE HOME RUNS BY ST. LOUIS' EDUARDO PEREZ AND ALBERT PUJOLS IN THE EIGHTH INNING WERE BACK-TO-BACK.
THE HOME RUN BY ST. LOUIS' ALBERT PUJOLS IN THE EIGHTH INNING EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 24 GAMES.

Updated on Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 10:55 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Atlanta
G. Sheffield G. Sheffield
3-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 St. Louis
M. Matheny M. Matheny
2-3, 1 HR
1 RBI