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Game Story

When it comes to being a hitter, St. Louis rookie Michael Wacha would rather talk about his pitching. Wacha threw seven innings and drove in two runs with a single, helping the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory Thursday over the Chicago Cubs. The 6-foot-6 Wacha (3-3) had lost his last three decisions...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ChC 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 0
StL 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 5 6 1

Scoring Summary

Bottom 2nd: St. Louis
Mark Ellis grounded out to second, Yadier Molina scored, Allen Craig to third, Peter Bourjos to second
CHC 0 - STL 1
Michael Wacha singled to center, Allen Craig and Peter Bourjos scored
CHC 0 - STL 3
Matt Carpenter doubled to deep right, Michael Wacha scored
CHC 0 - STL 4
Top 4th: Chi Cubs
Starlin Castro homered to deep left, Anthony Rizzo scored
CHC 2 - STL 4
Bottom 6th: St. Louis
Yadier Molina singled to shallow left, Matt Holliday scored
CHC 2 - STL 5
Top 8th: Chi Cubs
Junior Lake hit sacrifice fly to right center, Anthony Rizzo scored
CHC 3 - STL 5

Pitching Details

Batting

Chi Cubs

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Emilio BonifacioCF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302
Ryan KalishRF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .259
Anthony Rizzo1B 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .284
Starlin CastroSS 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 .291
Luis Valbuena2B 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .240
Junior LakeLF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .255
Mike Olt3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .181
John BakerC 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .063
Nate SchierholtzPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .198
Neil RamírezP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jason HammelP 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .063
José VerasP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chris CoghlanPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158
Wesley WrightP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Welington CastilloC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Totals 34 3 8 3 1 3 7 0 12
Batting
HR - S Castro (6, 4th inning off M Wacha 1 on, 0 Out)
SF - J Lake
RBI - S Castro 2 (21), J Lake (15)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Valbuena 1, N Schierholtz 2, J Hammel 1
GIDP - M Olt
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - 1 (S Castro-L Valbuena-A Rizzo)

St. Louis

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Matt Carpenter3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .256
Jhonny PeraltaSS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Matt HollidayLF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .266
Matt Adams1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .299
Yadier MolinaC 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .315
Allen CraigRF 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .217
Peter BourjosCF 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .218
Mark Ellis2B 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .185
Michael WachaP 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .063
Joey ButlerPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Kevin SiegristP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Trevor RosenthalP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 5 6 5 0 4 7 0 8
Batting
2B - M Carpenter (7, J Hammel); M Holliday (10, J Hammel); Y Molina (9, J Hammel)
RBI - M Carpenter (15), Y Molina (20), M Ellis (8), M Wacha 2 (2)
2-out RBI - M Carpenter, M Wacha 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Peralta 1, A Craig 1
GIDP - A Craig
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - M Adams (3, field)
DP - 1 (J Peralta-M Ellis-M Adams)

Pitching

Chi Cubs

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jason Hammel(L, 4-2) 5.1 5 5 5 2 6 0 0.91 3.06
José Veras 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53 14.21
Wesley Wright 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.23 2.08
Neil Ramírez 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.84 1.08

St. Louis

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Michael Wacha(W, 3-3) 7.0 7 2 2 0 5 1 1.18 2.82
Kevin Siegrist(HLD, 11) 0.1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1.33 4.00
Trevor Rosenthal(SV, 11) 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.42 4.74
Pitching
WP - N Ramirez
Pitches-strikes - N Ramirez 13-8; J Hammel 106-65; J Veras 5-3; W Wright 19-10; M Wacha 104-77; K Siegrist 19-8; T Rosenthal 26-15
Ground balls-fly balls - N Ramirez 1-2; J Hammel 8-2; J Veras 1-0; W Wright 2-0; M Wacha 10-2; K Siegrist 0-0; T Rosenthal 2-2
Batters faced - N Ramirez 5; J Hammel 23; J Veras 1; W Wright 4; M Wacha 28; K Siegrist 4; T Rosenthal 6
Game Details
Game Time: 2:49.
Umpires: HP--Will Little. 1B--Mark Carlson. 2B--Ted Barrett. 3B--Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 62 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Left to Right.
Attendance: 42,501.