Yadier Molina celebrates his second-inning homer, which extended his hit streak to 10. (AP)
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
Winners of nine in a row at home, the Cards fell behind and couldn't catch the Cubs, despite homers from Yadier Molina and Rick Ankiel. Starter Todd Wellemeyer remains winless at Busch this season, giving up five earned runs in five innings.
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).