Rich Harden gave up two runs on four hits, struck out nine and issued two walks. (AP)
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
Staked to a three-run lead before he took the hill, Rich Harden fanned nine and held the hot-hitting Cards to two runs in six innings. Kosuke Fukudome homered and drove in five, and Micah Hoffpauir, replacing the injured Derrek Lee, drove in a pair.
BATTING 2B: Lee, D (4, Wellemeyer), Soriano, A (6, Wellemeyer), Miles (1, Miller, T). HR: Hoffpauir, M (2, 7th inning off Walters, P, 0 on, 0 out), Fukudome (4, 8th inning off Miller, T, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Hoffpauir, M 5; Theriot; Fontenot; Hill, K; Fukudome 6; Lee, D 2; Soriano, A 3; Miles 4. RBI: Fukudome 5 (15), Lee, D (10), Fontenot (6), Hoffpauir, M 2 (7). 2-out RBI: Hoffpauir, M; Fukudome 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto, G; Johnson, R 2; Fontenot; Hill, K 2. SAC: Harden. GIDP: Soto, G. Team RISP: 4-for-15. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING SB: Soriano, A (3, 3rd base off Wellemeyer/Molina, Y).
a-Doubled for Walters, P in the 7th. b-Doubled for Reyes, De in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Ryan (2, Cotts), Duncan (7, Gregg). HR: Molina, Y (2, 2nd inning off Harden, 0 on, 0 out), Ankiel (2, 4th inning off Harden, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Molina, Y 5; Ryan 2; Duncan 2; Rasmus, C; Schumaker; Thurston; Ankiel 4. RBI: Molina, Y (11), Ankiel (6), Ryan (3). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ankiel; Ludwick; Thurston. GIDP: Pujols. Team RISP: 2-for-10. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Thurston (1, 2nd base off Cotts/Soto, G).
FIELDING E: Greene, K (5, throw). DP: (Greene, K-Schumaker-Pujols).