Atlanta 9, St. Louis 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(61-50)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Atlanta 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 X 9 15 0
WP: J. Bennett (2-4)
LP: J. Pineiro (3-5)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: St. Louis
- A. Pujols doubled to deep center, C. Izturis and J. Mather scored
Bot 2nd: Atlanta
- O. Infante homered to deep left
- M. Hampton doubled to deep center, J. Francoeur scored
Top 4th: St. Louis
- J. Pineiro doubled to deep center, N. Stavinoha scored
Bot 4th: Atlanta
- C. Sammons singled to left center, O. Infante scored, K. Johnson to third
- M. Hampton grounded into fielder's choice, K. Johnson scored, C. Sammons out at second
Top 5th: St. Louis
- R. Ludwick singled to center, J. Mather scored
Bot 6th: Atlanta
- C. Sammons homered to deep left, K. Johnson scored
Bot 7th: Atlanta
- M. Kotsay doubled to deep center, Y. Escobar scored
- O. Infante doubled to left, M. Kotsay scored
Bot 8th: Atlanta
- Y. Escobar singled to left center, C. Sammons scored
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Izturis 3b-ss 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .236
J. Mather cf 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 .257
A. Pujols 1b 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .354
R. Ludwick rf 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .295
N. Stavinoha lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .238
A. Miles 2b-3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .315
J. LaRue c 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .229
J. Pineiro p 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .086
    A. Kennedy 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267
B. Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
    K. Jimenez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    Y. Molina ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
 Totals 33 4 8 4 4 2 12  
 Batting
2B - A Pujols (26, M Hampton); J Pineiro (2, M Hampton).
RBI - A Pujols 2 (67), J Pineiro (3), R Ludwick (74).
2-out RBI - J Pineiro, R Ludwick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Miles 1, B Ryan 1.
GIDP - J LaRue, A Pujols.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - C Izturis (11, 2nd base off M Hampton/C Sammons).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (C Izturis-A Kennedy-A Pujols).
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
G. Blanco lf 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .267
Y. Escobar ss 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 .283
M. Kotsay cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .290
C. Kotchman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
O. Infante 3b 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .306
K. Johnson 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .270
J. Francoeur rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .235
C. Sammons c 4 2 3 3 0 0 1 .500
M. Hampton p 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 .250
    J. Bennett p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
    R. Soriano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    G. Norton ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231
    M. Gonzalez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 38 9 15 9 1 3 12  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay 2 (11, K Jimenez, J Pineiro); M Hampton (1, J Pineiro); G Blanco (8, J Pineiro); O Infante (10, K Jimenez).
HR - O Infante (3, 2nd inning off J Pineiro 0 on, 0 Out), C Sammons (1, 6th inning off J Pineiro 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI - O Infante 2 (18), M Hampton 2 (2), C Sammons 3 (3), M Kotsay (29), Y Escobar (40).
2-out RBI - M Hampton, Y Escobar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Kotchman 1, G Blanco 1, J Francoeur 1, Y Escobar 2.
GIDP - G Blanco.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (O Infante-K Johnson-C Kotchman, O Infante-C Kotchman).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Pineiro (L, 3-5) 6.0 10 6 6 0 2 2 5.04
K. Jimenez 2.0 5 3 3 1 1 0 5.62
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Hampton 5.0 7 4 4 4 0 0 10.00
J. Bennett (W, 2-4) 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.13
R. Soriano 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.38
M. Gonzalez 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
IBB - A Miles (by M Hampton).
HBP - R Ludwick (by R Soriano).
Pitches-strikes - J Pineiro 110-72; K Jimenez 35-24; M Hampton 81-43; J Bennett 26-17; R Soriano 18-10; M Gonzalez 14-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Pineiro 12-4; K Jimenez 5-0; M Hampton 11-4; J Bennett 3-3; R Soriano 0-2; M Gonzalez 0-2.
Batters faced - J Pineiro 28; K Jimenez 11; M Hampton 24; J Bennett 6; R Soriano 4; M Gonzalez 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jeff Nelson. 1B--Adrian Johnson. 2B--Tim Tschida. 3B--Jim Joyce.
Time: 2:44.
Attendance: 40,653.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY ATLANTA'S CLINT SAMMONS IN THE SIXTH INNING WAS THE FIRST OF HIS MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER.

Updated on Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 10:05 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
C. Izturis Cesar Izturis
3-5
 Atlanta
C. Sammons Clint Sammons
3-4, 1 HR
3 RBI