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Lilly loses classic duel
Cardinals 2, Cubs 1
Henry Blanco (left) chats with Ted Lilly, who yielded two runs in seven innings. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Ted Lilly cruised through six scoreless innings before yielding a two-run homer in the seventh that kicked off some wild plays and tough breaks in the opener with the rival Cardinals. Aramis Ramirez, who has hit safely in all 12 games in which he has played, drove in the Cubs' lone run in the first.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 20, 2007
STL
St. Louis (7-9)
Won 1
St. Louis 2, Chi Cubs 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (6-10)
Lost 1
April 20, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 6 1
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 4/20/07  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4010001.242
Duncan, LF4010002.321
  Franklin, P0000000.000
  Miles, 2B0000000.292
Pujols, 1B3010110.197
Rolen, 3B4000014.196
Edmonds, CF3110120.205
Wilson, RF3112101.209
Molina, C4000032.233
Kennedy, 2B3000001.190
  b-Taguchi, PH1000001.240
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Looper, P2010001.143
  a-Schumaker, PH-LF1000000.174
Totals322623713 

a-Flied out for Looper in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Kennedy in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Eckstein (2, Wuertz).
3B: Edmonds (1, Howry).
HR: Wilson (1, 7th inning off Lilly, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Duncan; Pujols; Edmonds 3; Wilson 4; Looper.
RBI: Wilson 2 (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Looper; Rolen; Taguchi.
GIDP: Rolen.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Duncan (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Rolen-Kennedy-Pujols 2).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, 2B4110001.326
Floyd, LF4000001.275
Lee, 1B4010010.367
Ramirez, 3B4021000.367
DeRosa, RF3010103.250
  1-Cedeno, PR0000000.050
Jones, CF3010110.259
Blanco, C2000102.125
  b-Murton, PH1000001.258
Izturis, SS3000014.182
Lilly, P2000012.000
  a-Ward, PH1000012.250
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
  Cotts, P0000000.000
Totals311613516 

a-Struck out for Lilly in the 7th. b-Popped out for Blanco in the 9th.
1-Ran for DeRosa in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Theriot; Lee; Ramirez 2; DeRosa; Jones.
RBI: Ramirez (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lilly; Theriot; Ward.
GIDP: DeRosa 2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Theriot-Izturis-Lee).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper (W, 3-1)7.05112502.08
Franklin (H, 3)1.00000001.12
Isringhausen (S, 4)1.01001001.29
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly (L, 1-2)7.04222612.42
Wuertz 1.01001000.00
Howry 0.21000103.24
Cotts 0.10000000.00

IBB: Pujols (by Wuertz).
Pitches-strikes: Looper 90-56, Franklin 14-10, Isringhausen 16-8, Lilly 100-70, Wuertz 18-9, Howry 13-8, Cotts 7-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Looper 12-4, Franklin 0-3, Isringhausen 0-2, Lilly 8-7, Wuertz 0-3, Howry 1-0, Cotts 1-0.
Batters faced: Looper 27, Franklin 3, Isringhausen 4, Lilly 26, Wuertz 5, Howry 3, Cotts 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Cotts 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 60 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 38,955.

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