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Pujols paves path
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Cardinals 4, Cubs 3
Adam Wainwright (right) didn't allow a run until the seventh inning. (AP)
After singling in the eighth, Albert Pujols stole his third base in as many games, which proved key for the Cardinals when he was able to score the game-winning run on Ryan Ludwick's single. Ryan Franklin closed the door in the ninth for his fifth save in as many chances.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (8-7)
Lost 3
St. Louis 4, Chi Cubs 3   STL
St. Louis (12-5)
Won 4
April 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   3 8 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 X   4 9 2
Standings thru 4/24/09  |  Recap: CHC | STL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Cardinals stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .333
Fukudome, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .340
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .313
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .358
  Miles, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .095
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .210
Fontenot, 2B-3B 4 1 1 1 0 3 2 .213
Soto, G, C 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 .125
Johnson, R, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .333
Dempster, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Bradley, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .043
  1-Gathright, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 3 8 1 2 9 17  

a-Reached on error for Dempster in the 7th. b-Walked for Guzman, A in the 9th.
1-Ran for Bradley in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, Ar (3, Wainwright), Fontenot (3, Wainwright), Soriano, A (5, McClellan).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 2; Soto, G; Johnson, R 2; Fontenot 2; Fukudome; Lee, D; Soriano, A 2.
RBI: Fontenot (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto, G; Theriot 2; Fukudome; Fontenot.
SAC: Dempster; Miles.
GIDP: Miles, Theriot.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Theriot-Fontenot-Lee, D, Miles-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .308
Ankiel, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .232
Pujols, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .355
Ludwick, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .364
Duncan, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .315
  Barden, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357
Molina, Y, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .340
Greene, K, SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .226
Thurston, 3B-2B 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .308
Wainwright, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 4 9 4 1 6 13  

BATTING
2B: Thurston (5, Dempster), Molina, Y (4, Dempster).
TB: Molina, Y 2; Pujols 2; Greene, K; Schumaker 2; Ludwick 2; Thurston 2.
RBI: Thurston 2 (10), Schumaker (8), Ludwick (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Greene, K 2; Pujols.
GIDP: Pujols, Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pujols (3, 2nd base off Marmol/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Greene, K (4, fielding), Schumaker (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Pujols-Greene, K-Pujols, Greene, K-Pujols).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster 6.0 7 3 3 1 6 0 4.88
Heilman 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.93
Marmol (L, 0-1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.35
Guzman, A 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wainwright 7.0 7 3 1 1 6 0 2.70
McClellan (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.80
Franklin (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00

WP: Dempster.
HBP: Barden (by Marmol).
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 80-53, Heilman 12-6, Marmol 12-8, Guzman, A 4-4, Wainwright 99-67, McClellan 13-8, Franklin 17-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 5-5, Heilman 2-1, Marmol 0-1, Guzman, A 1-0, Wainwright 9-4, McClellan 1-0, Franklin 0-0.
Batters faced: Dempster 25, Heilman 3, Marmol 4, Guzman, A 1, Wainwright 29, McClellan 4, Franklin 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Guzman, A 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:34.
Att: 45,812.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
April 24, 2009
April 24, 2009

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