Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(78-71)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Pittsburgh 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 7 15 0
WP: T.J. Beam (2-1)
LP: B. Thompson (5-3)
(63-86)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Pittsburgh
- N. McLouth singled to left, F. Sanchez scored, L. Cruz to third
- A. LaRoche singled to second, L. Cruz scored, N. McLouth to second
- B. Moss singled to left, N. McLouth scored, A. LaRoche out at second
Bot 2nd: Pittsburgh
- A. LaRoche doubled to deep right, L. Cruz and N. McLouth scored
- B. Moss singled to left center, A. LaRoche scored
Top 3rd: St. Louis
- S. Schumaker singled to left center, B. Thompson scored
Top 4th: St. Louis
- A. Miles grounded out to first, R. Ludwick scored
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
- N. McLouth homered to deep right
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
S. Schumaker cf 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .305
    J. Phelps ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292
    R. Villone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Barden 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167
F. Lopez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
A. Pujols 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .360
    J. LaRue c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
R. Ludwick lf-cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .293
    J. Kinney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Y. Molina c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
    M. Johnson c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    N. Stavinoha ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182
A. Miles 2b 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 .313
B. Barton rf-lf-cf 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .274
B. Thompson p 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .200
    R. Flores p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Jimenez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    A. Kennedy ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .264
B. Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .243
 Totals 34 2 8 2 3 3 12  
 Batting
2B - A Pujols (42, J Davis); R Ludwick (36, T Beam); B Barton (9, R Sanchez).
RBI - S Schumaker (45), A Miles (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Ludwick 1, J Phelps 1, B Barden 1, B Ryan 1.
GIDP - A Pujols.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - B Thompson (1, 2nd base off J Davis/R Chavez).
 
 Fielding
E - A Miles (3, ground ball).
Outfield assists - R Ludwick (Ad LaRoche at 3rd base).
DP - 3 (F Lopez-A Miles-A Pujols, B Ryan-A Miles-A Pujols, B Ryan-A Miles).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
F. Sanchez 2b 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .265
L. Cruz ss 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .312
N. McLouth cf 3 3 2 2 1 0 2 .282
A. LaRoche 1b 4 1 2 3 0 2 0 .269
B. Moss lf-rf 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .234
S. Pearce rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .234
    N. Morgan lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
A. LaRoche 3b 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 .175
R. Chavez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257
J. Davis p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Rivas ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
    T.J. Beam p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Paulino ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212
    R. Sanchez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Burnett p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
    D. Mientkiewicz ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .277
    C. Hansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 36 7 15 7 1 4 10  
 Batting
2B - L Cruz (1, B Thompson); Ad LaRoche (30, B Thompson).
HR - N Mclouth (26, 4th inning off R Flores 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - N McLouth 2 (92), Ad LaRoche 3 (73), B Moss 2 (20).
2-out RBI - Ad LaRoche 2, B Moss, N McLouth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Chavez 1.
GIDP - R Chavez, N McLouth.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (An LaRoche-F Sanchez-Ad LaRoche).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Thompson (L, 5-3) 3.2 9 6 6 1 0 0 5.25
R. Flores 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 5.26
K. Jimenez 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
R. Villone 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.91
J. Kinney 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Davis 3.0 3 1 1 1 0 0 5.62
T.J. Beam (W, 2-1) 3.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.95
R. Sanchez 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.61
S. Burnett 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.76
C. Hansen 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7.04
HBP - L Cruz (by B Thompson).
Pitches-strikes - B Thompson 66-41; R Flores 9-4; K Jimenez 22-13; R Villone 23-14; J Kinney 18-12; J Davis 45-30; T Beam 33-23; R Sanchez 12-6; S Burnett 24-15; C Hansen 20-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Thompson 5-5; R Flores 0-0; K Jimenez 3-3; R Villone 1-0; J Kinney 0-1; J Davis 7-2; T Beam 6-2; R Sanchez 1-1; S Burnett 1-1; C Hansen 1-2.
Batters faced - B Thompson 20; R Flores 2; K Jimenez 8; R Villone 4; J Kinney 4; J Davis 12; T Beam 12; R Sanchez 3; S Burnett 5; C Hansen 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--James Hoye. 1B--Jerry Meals. 2B--Gary Darling. 3B--Paul Emmel.
Time: 2:46.
Attendance: 18,994.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
ST. LOUIS FIRST BASEMEN ALBERT PUJOLS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE FIRST INNING.
ST. LOUIS CATCHER YADIER MOLINA LEFT THE GAME IN THE FIFTH INNING WITH LEFT QUAD TIGHTNESS.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 14, 2008 4:50 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
B. Barton Brian Barton
2-3
 Pittsburgh
N. McLouth Nate McLouth
2-3, 1 HR
2 RBI