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Early hole buries Cubs
Cardinals 9, Cubs 3
Jerome Williams did not make it out of the second inning for the Cubs. (James A. Finley/AP)
The Cubs' first visit to the new Busch Stadium did not go well for Jerome Williams, who allowed seven runs while lasting only 1 1/3 innings. Michael Barrett provided the offensive highlight with a three-run homer.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 21, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (9-6)
Lost 1
St. Louis 9, Chi Cubs 3   STL
St. Louis (10-6)
Won 2
April 21, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
St. Louis
2 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 X   9 10 0
Standings thru 4/21/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4000000.254
Hairston, 2B4110000.333
Walker, 1B3000101.378
Williamson, P0000000.000
Ramirez, 3B4110001.200
Barrett, C4133001.320
Jones, RF3000032.188
Bynum, RF1010000.154
Murton, LF4010003.278
Cedeno, SS3000001.347
Williams, P0000000.000
Novoa, P1000010.000
a-Zambrano, C, PH1000010.111
Aardsma, P0000000.000
b-Restovich, PH1000000.000
Ohman, P0000000.000
Mabry, 1B0000000.462
Totals33373159 

a-Struck out for Novoa in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Aardsma in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Barrett (3, Mulder).
HR: Barrett (4, 4th inning off Mulder, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Hairston; Ramirez; Barrett 7; Bynum; Murton.
RBI: Barrett 3 (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murton; Jones.
Team LOB: 4.

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5131000.328
Rodriguez, LF3111102.333
Looper, P0000000.000
Pujols, 1B5124014.358
Rolen, 3B3100103.278
Edmonds, CF4112011.191
Encarnacion, RF4120010.224
Molina, C4110001.185
Miles, 2B2100201.308
Mulder, P2101111.333
a-Taguchi, PH-LF1000011.200
Totals3391095514 

a-Struck out for Mulder in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (3, Williams).
HR: Pujols (11, 1st inning off Williams, 1 on, 1 out), Edmonds (3, 5th inning off Aardsma, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein 3; Rodriguez; Pujols 6; Edmonds 4; Encarnacion 2; Molina.
RBI: Pujols 4 (24), Mulder (3), Eckstein (4), Rodriguez (3), Edmonds 2 (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; Rolen; Pujols.
SF: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Rolen-Miles).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (L, 0-2)1.16772017.30
Novoa 2.21000200.00
Aardsma 2.022221113.50
Ohman 1.210011014.40
Williamson 0.10000101.17
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (W, 2-0)8.05331513.86
Looper 1.02000002.45

WP: Aardsma.
Pitches-strikes: Williams 53-32, Novoa 32-22, Aardsma 42-23, Ohman 26-15, Williamson 3-3, Mulder 97-69, Looper 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Williams 1-3, Novoa 2-4, Aardsma 3-2, Ohman 0-4, Williamson 0-0, Mulder 12-7, Looper 0-3.
Batters faced: Williams 12, Novoa 9, Aardsma 10, Ohman 7, Williamson 1, Mulder 30, Looper 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Novoa 1-0, Williamson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:29.
Att: 41,379.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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