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Cardinals 7, Cubs 4
Alfonso Soriano congratulates Kosuke Fukudome on his homer. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Kosuke Fukudome hit a three-run homer that put the Cubs up in the fifth, but the Cards chipped away at the bullpen to pull away for good in the opener. Milton Bradley, nursing a strained groin, pinch-hit with the bases loaded in the sixth but was called out on strikes and then ejected.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (8-3)
Won 2
St. Louis 7, Chi Cubs 4   CHC
Chi Cubs (5-4)
Lost 2
April 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
1 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 0   7 12 3
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   4 6 1
Standings thru 4/16/09  |  Recap: STL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Cubs stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ryan, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 .267
  a-Thurston, PH-2B 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .417
Ankiel, CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .188
Pujols, 1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .341
Ludwick, RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 4 .375
Molina, Y, C 4 1 1 1 1 1 4 .324
Duncan, LF 4 1 3 3 0 1 2 .389
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Rasmus, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .241
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Greene, K, SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .233
Barden, 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .412
Wainwright, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Schumaker, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281
Totals 36 7 12 7 4 7 18  

a-Walked for Ryan in the 7th. b-Struck out for McClellan in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ryan (1, Marshall, S), Ankiel (1, Marshall, S).
HR: Duncan (2, 4th inning off Marshall, S, 1 on, 0 out), Greene, K (1, 6th inning off Heilman, 0 on, 1 out), Barden (2, 8th inning off Guzman, A, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Molina, Y; Barden 6; Pujols; Ryan 2; Greene, K 4; Ludwick; Duncan 6; Ankiel 2.
RBI: Ludwick (9), Duncan 3 (10), Greene, K (5), Molina, Y (9), Barden (3).
2-out RBI: Molina, Y; Duncan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duncan; Ryan 2; Molina, Y; Greene, K; Rasmus, C.
SAC: Wainwright 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Duncan (1, 2nd base by Heilman/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Duncan (2, fielding), Ryan (1, missed catch), Pujols (2, missed catch).
DP: (Molina, Y-Ryan).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 3 2 1 0 2 1 3 .308
Fukudome, CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 1 .375
Lee, D, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 .200
Hoffpauir, M, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .310
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .226
Soto, G, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .071
Theriot, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .387
  Vizcaino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Marshall, S, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Bradley, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .056
  Patton, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miles, SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .091
Totals 33 4 6 4 4 10 20  

a-Struck out for Heilman in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Fukudome (4, Wainwright).
HR: Fukudome (3, 5th inning off Wainwright, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 2; Theriot; Fukudome 6; Soriano, A.
RBI: Lee, D (7), Fukudome 3 (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontenot; Soto, G; Soriano, A 2.
SF: Lee, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (3, 2nd base off Wainwright/Molina, Y).
CS: Fukudome (2, 2nd base by Wainwright/Molina, Y).

FIELDING
E: Soriano, A (2, fielding).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wainwright (W, 2-0) 6.0 6 4 4 4 6 1 3.31
McClellan (H, 2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.50
Franklin (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marshall, S 5.0 7 3 3 2 4 1 4.50
Heilman (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.59
Patton, D (L, 0-1) 0.2 1 2 2 2 0 0 5.79
Cotts 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Guzman, A 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 6.35
Vizcaino 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Marshall, S pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Wainwright.
IBB: Pujols (by Marshall, S), Pujols (by Patton, D), Theriot (by Wainwright).
Pitches-strikes: Wainwright 106-57, McClellan 32-23, Franklin 9-8, Marshall, S 93-55, Heilman 9-5, Patton, D 22-9, Cotts 10-5, Guzman, A 15-10, Vizcaino 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wainwright 4-7, McClellan 4-0, Franklin 1-0, Marshall, S 5-4, Heilman 2-0, Patton, D 1-1, Cotts 1-0, Guzman, A 2-0, Vizcaino 1-0.
Batters faced: Wainwright 28, McClellan 7, Franklin 3, Marshall, S 24, Heilman 3, Patton, D 5, Cotts 2, Guzman, A 4, Vizcaino 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Heilman 1-1, Cotts 2-1.
Ejections: Chicago Cubs right fielder Milton Bradley ejected by HP umpire Larry Vanover (6th)
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 48 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 38,909.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
April 16, 2009
April 16, 2009

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