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Cubs 10, Cardinals 3
Rich Harden gave up two runs on four hits, struck out nine and issued two walks. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (9-8)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 10, St. Louis 3   STL
St. Louis (13-6)
Lost 1
April 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
3 1 0 2 0 0 1 3 0   10 14 0
St. Louis
0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   3 8 1
Standings thru 4/26/09  |  Recap: CHC | STL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Cardinals stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 .306
Theriot, SS 5 3 1 0 0 0 4 .333
Fukudome, RF 4 2 3 5 1 0 0 .371
Lee, D, 1B 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .209
  Hoffpauir, M, 1B 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .360
Johnson, R, CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 7 .267
Fontenot, 3B 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .236
Soto, G, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .128
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Gathright, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Miles, 2B 5 2 3 0 0 1 0 .200
Harden, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hill, K, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .318
Totals 40 10 14 9 3 8 21  

a-Struck out for Heilman in the 9th.

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).

FIELDING
DP: (Fontenot-Miles-Hoffpauir, M).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .298
Rasmus, C, LF 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 .294
Pujols, 1B 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 .343
Ludwick, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .333
Ankiel, CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .233
Molina, Y, C 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 .344
  LaRue, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .625
Greene, K, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230
Thurston, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .326
Wellemeyer, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200
  Walters, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Ryan, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286
  Boyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Duncan, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .310
Totals 34 3 8 3 4 9 17  

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).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden (W, 2-1) 6.0 4 2 2 2 9 2 3.86
Cotts 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.40
Heilman 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.82
Gregg 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.63
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer (L, 1-2) 5.0 8 6 5 2 5 0 6.14
Walters, P 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 9.72
Boyer 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 24.00
Miller, T 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 5.68
Reyes, De 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00

HBP: Soriano, A (by Wellemeyer), Pujols (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 107-69, Cotts 20-12, Heilman 20-11, Gregg 8-7, Wellemeyer 103-69, Walters, P 22-15, Boyer 14-9, Miller, T 20-13, Reyes, De 3-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harden 2-4, Cotts 1-1, Heilman 1-0, Gregg 1-1, Wellemeyer 5-2, Walters, P 1-1, Boyer 1-0, Miller, T 1-0, Reyes, De 1-0.
Batters faced: Harden 25, Cotts 4, Heilman 6, Gregg 4, Wellemeyer 27, Walters, P 7, Boyer 4, Miller, T 6, Reyes, De 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Heilman 1-0, Miller, T 2-2, Reyes, De 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 44,742.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
April 26, 2009
April 26, 2009

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