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, 0 on, 0 out), Fukudome (4, 8th inning off Miller, T, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Soriano, A
3; Theriot; Fukudome 6; Lee, D 2; Hoffpauir, M 5; Fontenot; Miles 4; Hill, K. 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; Johnson, Re 2; Fontenot; Hill, K 2. SAC: Harden. GIDP: Soto. Team RISP:
4-for-15. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING SB: Soriano, A (3, 3rd base off Wellemeyer/Molina,
a-Doubled for Walters in the 7th. b-Doubled for Reyes 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: Schumaker; Rasmus; Ankiel 4; Molina, Y 5; Thurston;
Ryan 2; Duncan 2. 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.
Thurston (1, 2nd base off Cotts/Soto).
FIELDING E: Greene, K (5, throw). DP: (Greene,
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