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Road warrior: Mad Maddux 4-0
Maddux, Cubs solve Busch
Greg Maddux made contributions everywhere -- singling, scoring and tossing seven scoreless innings -- to raise his record to 4-0. Jacque Jones and Aramis Ramirez homered, and Todd Walker had three RBIs.
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Cubs 7, Cardinals 3
Greg Maddux earned career win No. 322 and lowered his ERA to an NL-leading 0.99. (James A. Finley/AP)
Series at a glance:
Cards clipped in finale
The Cardinals missed out on a revenge sweep of the archrival Cubs in the series finale at Busch. Hector Luna had an RBI double and Gary Bennett added a two-run double in a late rally attempt, but the Redbirds committed three errors and Jason Marquis allowed seven runs, four earned, to suffer his first defeat of the season.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 23, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (10-7)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 7, St. Louis 3   STL
St. Louis (11-7)
Lost 1
April 23, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0   7 9 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2   3 10 3
Standings thru 4/23/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4320000.282
Cedeno, SS3121001.364
Walker, 1B3023001.408
b-Mabry, PH-1B1000001.333
Ramirez, 3B3112102.196
Barrett, C4000015.291
Jones, RF4111001.200
Murton, LF3000120.250
Perez, 2B4000001.200
Maddux, P3110001.182
a-Restovich, PH1000000.000
Novoa, P0000000.000
Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals337972313 

a-Flied out for Maddux in the 8th. b-Grounded into a double play for Walker in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pierre (3, Marquis), Cedeno (6, Marquis).
3B: Cedeno (2, Marquis).
HR: Jones (2, 4th inning off Marquis, 0 on, 0 out), Ramirez (3, 5th inning off Marquis, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre 3; Cedeno 5; Walker 2; Ramirez 4; Jones 4; Maddux.
RBI: Walker 3 (12), Jones (5), Ramirez 2 (8), Cedeno (6).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barrett.
S: Cedeno 2; Pierre.
GIDP: Barrett; Mabry.
Team LOB: 5.

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS2000100.315
a-Schumaker, PH-RF2000002.171
Encarnacion, RF3000021.200
b-Luna, PH-SS1011000.375
Pujols, 1B4000002.333
Rolen, 3B3030000.300
Spiezio, 3B1000001.125
Edmonds, CF4110013.185
Rodriguez, LF4120010.368
Molina, C3000001.180
Hancock, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
c-Taguchi, PH1000012.209
Miles, 2B4010012.302
Marquis, P2000001.167
Thompson, P0000000.000
Bennett, C2122000.364
Totals3631031615 

a-Grounded out for Eckstein in the 8th. b-Doubled for Encarnacion in the 8th. c-Struck out for Flores in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rolen 2 (4, Maddux, Maddux), Bennett 2 (2, Novoa, Dempster), Luna (2, Novoa), Edmonds (4, Dempster).
TB: Luna 2; Rolen 5; Edmonds 2; Rodriguez 2; Miles; Bennett 4.
RBI: Luna (4), Bennett 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Bennett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds 3; Spiezio; Schumaker.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rolen (2, 2nd base by Maddux/Barrett).

FIELDING
E: Miles 2 (3, throw, fielding), Marquis (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Eckstein-Miles-Pujols, Flores-Luna-Pujols).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maddux (W, 4-0)7.05001400.99
Novoa 1.02110001.69
Dempster 1.03220201.80
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis (L, 3-1)6.07742223.55
Thompson 1.01000101.12
Hancock 1.00000003.72
Flores 1.01000003.38

Marquis pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Marquis.
HBP: Walker (by Marquis).
Pitches-strikes: Maddux 93-65, Novoa 14-9, Dempster 23-16, Marquis 85-49, Thompson 11-9, Hancock 8-4, Flores 7-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maddux 9-7, Novoa 2-1, Dempster 1-0, Marquis 12-4, Thompson 1-1, Hancock 1-2, Flores 2-1.
Batters faced: Maddux 26, Novoa 5, Dempster 6, Marquis 29, Thompson 4, Hancock 3, Flores 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Thompson 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:22.
Att: 41,373.

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