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Cubs walk into trouble
Cardinals 4, Cubs 1
Glendon Rusch only gave up two hits to go along with his four walks. (Kyle Ericson/AP)
Cubs pitchers combined to walk six Cardinals, four by starter Glendon Rusch, and they came back to haunt as three of those free passes went on to score. Rusch cruised through 4 2/3 innings, singled and scored the Cubs' lone run, but hit the wall in the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 22, 2006
ATL
WSH
PPD
FLA
PHI
PPD
CHC
Chi Cubs (9-7)
Lost 2
St. Louis 4, Chi Cubs 1   STL
St. Louis (11-6)
Won 3
April 22, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 X   4 4 1
Standings thru 4/22/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4020000.269
Cedeno, SS3010001.346
Walker, 2B1010200.391
Williamson, P0000000.000
Bynum, LF1000010.143
Howry, P0000000.000
Ramirez, 3B3001104.189
Mabry, 1B4000004.353
Jones, RF4010010.194
Murton, LF3000011.263
Eyre, P0000000.000
Hairston, LF1000001.318
Blanco, C2000101.091
a-Barrett, PH1000001.314
Rusch, P2110001.333
Perez, 2B1000000.238
Totals301614314 

a-Flied out for Blanco in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Pierre 2; Cedeno; Walker; Jones; Rusch.
RBI: Ramirez (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mabry 3.
S: Cedeno.
GIDP: Blanco; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cedeno (1, 2nd base off Ponson/Molina).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4111013.324
Luna, 2B3000101.348
Pujols, 1B3012100.357
Rolen, 3B3000113.263
Edmonds, CF3100111.180
Encarnacion, RF4000021.210
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Molina, C4011000.190
Taguchi, LF2110100.214
Ponson, P0000000.000
a-Rodriguez, PH0100100.333
Wainwright, P0000000.000
b-Spiezio, PH1000012.133
Looper, P0000000.000
Schumaker, RF0000000.182
Totals274446611 

a-Walked for Ponson in the 5th. b-Struck out for Wainwright in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (3, Williamson).
TB: Eckstein; Pujols; Molina 2; Taguchi.
RBI: Eckstein (5), Pujols 2 (26), Molina (7).
2-out RBI: Eckstein; Pujols 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Luna; Rolen; Eckstein.
S: Ponson.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Isringhausen (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Edmonds (Walker at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Rolen-Luna-Pujols 2).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rusch (L, 1-3)4.22334306.41
Williamson 0.22111102.16
Eyre 1.20001200.00
Howry 1.00000001.04
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (W, 2-0)5.06114003.31
Wainwright (H, 3)1.00000201.04
Looper (H, 1)2.00000101.93
Isringhausen (S, 5)1.00000007.50

WP: Williamson.
HBP: Taguchi (by Williamson).
Pitches-strikes: Rusch 95-58, Williamson 26-13, Eyre 21-10, Howry 14-8, Ponson 84-48, Wainwright 18-11, Looper 32-19, Isringhausen 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rusch 3-8, Williamson 0-1, Eyre 0-3, Howry 1-2, Ponson 12-2, Wainwright 0-1, Looper 3-2, Isringhausen 0-3.
Batters faced: Rusch 20, Williamson 6, Eyre 6, Howry 3, Ponson 22, Wainwright 3, Looper 6, Isringhausen 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Williamson 3-2, Eyre 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Larry Young. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:54.
Att: 41,424.

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