St. Louis 9, Cincinnati 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(7-4)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 7 1
St. Louis 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 X 9 11 0
WP: S. Ponson (1-0)
LP: D. Williams (0-2)
(6-5)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Cincinnati
- A. Dunn homered to deep right
Bot 1st: St. Louis
- Y. Molina singled to center, A. Pujols and S. Taguchi scored, S. Rolen to third
- H. Luna singled to left, S. Rolen scored, Y. Molina to second
Bot 2nd: St. Louis
- A. Pujols homered to deep left, D. Eckstein scored
Bot 3rd: St. Louis
- H. Luna homered to deep left center
Top 7th: Cincinnati
- A. Kearns singled to center, E. Encarnacion scored
Bot 7th: St. Louis
- H. Luna singled to right center, J. Encarnacion scored
- S. Spiezio homered to deep right center, H. Luna scored
Top 9th: Cincinnati
- A. Kearns doubled to deep left, R. Aurilia scored, E. Encarnacion to third
 Cincinnati
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Freel cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
F. Lopez ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .295
    C. Hammond p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Dunn lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .308
R. Aurilia 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .212
S. Hatteberg 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .136
E. Encarnacion 3b 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .242
A. Kearns rf 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 .333
J. Valentin c 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214
D. Williams p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Belisle p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    M. Burns p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Phillips ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
 Totals 32 3 7 3 2 7 8  
 Batting
2B - F Lopez (2, S Ponson); R Aurilia (1, S Ponson); E Encarnacion (4, S Ponson); A Kearns (6, R Rincon).
HR - A Dunn (6, 1st inning off S Ponson 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - A Dunn (9), A Kearns 2 (9).
2-out RBI - A Dunn, A Kearns.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Dunn 2, J Valentin 2, A Kearns 1.
GIDP - E Encarnacion.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - E Encarnacion (6, throw).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .283
S. Taguchi cf 5 1 1 0 0 3 3 .192
A. Pujols 1b 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 .297
S. Rolen 3b 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 .317
J. Encarnacion rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 6 .209
Y. Molina c 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 .194
H. Luna 2b 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 .455
S. Schumaker lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231
S. Ponson p 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
    B. Thompson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Spiezio ph 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .200
    B. Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Rincon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 34 9 11 9 5 5 16  
 Batting
2B - S Taguchi (3, D Williams); A Pujols (1, M Belisle); J Encarnacion (1, M Burns).
HR - A Pujols (5, 2nd inning off D Williams 1 on, 2 Out), H Luna (1, 3rd inning off D Williams 0 on, 1 Out), S Spiezio (1, 7th inning off M Burns 1 on, 2 Out).
S - Y Molina.
RBI - Y Molina 2 (6), H Luna 3 (3), A Pujols 2 (12), S Spiezio 2 (2).
2-out RBI - Y Molina 2, H Luna, A Pujols 2, S Spiezio 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Rolen 1, J Encarnacion 1, S Schumaker 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (D Eckstein-H Luna-A Pujols, A Pujols).
 Cincinnati
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Williams (L, 0-2) 3.0 6 6 6 3 2 2 8.00
M. Belisle 3.0 2 0 0 2 2 0 4.50
M. Burns 1.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 6.75
C. Hammond 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 36.00
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Ponson (W, 1-0) 6.1 5 2 2 1 4 1 3.97
B. Thompson 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
B. Looper 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
R. Rincon 0.2 1 1 1 1 2 0 9.00
J. Hancock 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.60
HBP - E Encarnacion (by R Rincon).
Pitches-strikes - D Williams 53-30; M Belisle 47-29; M Burns 11-10; C Hammond 7-7; S Ponson 101-60; B Thompson 6-3; B Looper 10-8; R Rincon 26-15; J Hancock 6-5.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Williams 2-5; M Belisle 3-4; M Burns 1-1; C Hammond 2-0; S Ponson 9-6; B Thompson 0-1; B Looper 2-1; R Rincon 0-0; J Hancock 0-0.
Batters faced - D Williams 18; M Belisle 13; M Burns 6; C Hammond 3; S Ponson 24; B Thompson 2; B Looper 3; R Rincon 5; J Hancock 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tim Timmons. 1B--Joe Brinkman. 2B--Derryl Cousins. 3B--Jeff Nelson.
Time: 2:29.
Attendance: 40,752.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, right to left.

Updated on Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 5:13 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Cincinnati
A. Kearns A. Kearns
2-4
2 RBI
 St. Louis
H. Luna H. Luna
3-4, 1 HR
3 RBI