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Cubs walk off
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Cubs 7, Cardinals 5
The Cubs celebrate with Aramis Ramirez as he leaps on home plate. (Paul Beaty/AP)
With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, Aramis Ramirez slugged a two-run homer to give the Cubs a victory. The walk-off blast capped a battle of bullpens that saw Aaron Heilman and Kevin Gregg combine for three scoreless frames. Ryan Theriot contributed three hits.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (8-5)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 7, St. Louis 5   CHC
Chi Cubs (7-4)
Won 2
April 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   5 6 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2   7 10 0
Standings thru 4/18/09  |  Recap: STL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Cubs stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 5 1 1 1 1 1 3 .268
Ankiel, CF 6 0 0 0 0 2 5 .179
Pujols, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .298
Ludwick, RF 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 .405
Duncan, LF 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .381
Molina, Y, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .310
Greene, K, SS 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 .234
Barden, 3B 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .409
  b-Thurston, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .345
Lohse, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Ryan, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Rasmus, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Perez, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Wainwright, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 5 6 5 8 7 23  

a-Walked for McClellan in the 7th. b-Struck out for Barden in the 8th. c-Struck out for Motte in the 8th. d-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Perez, C in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Ludwick (3, Dempster), Duncan (6, Marmol), Molina, Y (2, Marmol).
HR: Greene, K (2, 4th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Molina, Y 2; Greene, K 4; Ludwick 3; Duncan 2; Schumaker.
RBI: Schumaker (4), Ludwick 2 (15), Greene, K (6), Molina, Y (10).
2-out RBI: Ludwick 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, Y 2; Duncan; Ludwick 2; Schumaker; Ankiel.
SAC: Molina, Y; Wainwright.
Team RISP: 3-for-16.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Greene, K (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Duncan (Lee, D at 3rd base).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 2 1 0 2 2 0 .292
Fukudome, CF-RF 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 .375
Lee, D, 1B 6 0 1 2 0 1 3 .217
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 6 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333
Hoffpauir, M, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  Johnson, R, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Soto, G, C 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 .105
Theriot, SS 5 1 3 0 0 1 3 .400
Miles, 2B 4 0 1 2 1 0 2 .133
Dempster, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Fontenot, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Bradley, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .053
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Gathright, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 42 7 10 7 7 8 15  

a-Struck out for Dempster in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Gregg in the 9th. c-Struck out for Heilman in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Fukudome (6, Lohse), Lee, D (3, Lohse).
3B: Theriot (1, Lohse).
HR: Ramirez, Ar (3, 11th inning off Reyes, De, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 4; Hoffpauir, M; Theriot 5; Fukudome 3; Lee, D 2; Soriano, A; Miles.
RBI: Fukudome (10), Miles 2 (2), Lee, D 2 (9), Ramirez, Ar 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Fukudome; Lee, D 2; Miles; Ramirez, Ar 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, D; Fontenot; Miles; Gathright 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Soriano, A (Duncan at 2nd base).
DP: (Soriano, A-Miles).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lohse 5.0 5 4 4 2 4 0 2.57
McClellan 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.57
Motte 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.50
Franklin 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Perez, C 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.50
Reyes, De (L, 0-1) 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 1 4.15
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster 6.0 4 4 4 4 4 1 5.00
Cotts 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.38
Marmol (BS, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.35
Gregg 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.00
Heilman 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.17
Guzman, A (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.40

Cotts pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Marmol pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Greene, K (by Marmol).
Pitches-strikes: Lohse 97-60, McClellan 19-9, Motte 15-9, Franklin 34-22, Perez, C 20-9, Reyes, De 9-3, Dempster 103-61, Cotts 8-0, Marmol 25-17, Gregg 24-17, Heilman 11-7, Guzman, A 23-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lohse 7-3, McClellan 1-1, Motte 2-0, Franklin 3-1, Perez, C 2-1, Reyes, De 1-1, Dempster 5-5, Cotts 0-0, Marmol 1-0, Gregg 3-0, Heilman 1-1, Guzman, A 2-0.
Batters faced: Lohse 21, McClellan 6, Motte 3, Franklin 9, Perez, C 6, Reyes, De 4, Dempster 26, Cotts 2, Marmol 6, Gregg 6, Heilman 3, Guzman, A 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Marmol 2-0, Gregg 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
T: 3:50.
Att: 40,878.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
April 18, 2009
April 18, 2009

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