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Opener goes awry
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Cardinals 8, Cubs 3
Rich Harden had two hits and scored during his 101-pitch start. (David Banks/AP)
Derrek Lee erased an early deficit with a three-run home run, his 17th of the season and sixth this month, but the Cubs couldn't contain the first-place Cardinals. Rich Harden allowed four runs in five innings, and Aaron Heilman allowed four of his own in one inning of relief.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (48-40)
Won 2
St. Louis 8, Chi Cubs 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (41-42)
Lost 3
July 10, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
1 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0   8 10 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 9 2
Standings thru 7/10/09  |  Recap: STL | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Cubs stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .302
Rasmus, C, CF 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 .281
Pujols, 1B 3 3 2 2 2 0 2 .336
Ludwick, RF 3 1 3 4 1 0 0 .251
Ankiel, LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 .221
Molina, Y, C 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .279
Thurston, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .225
Carpenter, C, P 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .136
  a-Hoffpauir, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .375
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Duncan, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
  Kinney, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ryan, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .299
Totals 33 8 10 7 9 7 24  

a-Walked for Carpenter, C in the 7th. b-Popped out for Motte in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Schumaker (19, Harden).
3B: Pujols (1, Harden).
HR: Pujols (32, 5th inning off Harden, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pujols 7; Ryan; Rasmus, C; Schumaker 3; Ludwick 3; Thurston.
RBI: Ludwick 4 (51), Pujols 2 (85), Molina, Y (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ankiel; Schumaker 2; Carpenter, C; Thurston; Pujols.
SAC: Rasmus, C; Ryan.
SF: Ludwick.
GIDP: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Johnson, R, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254
Theriot, SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .294
Fukudome, RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .260
Lee, D, 1B 3 1 1 3 1 0 1 .280
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .341
Soriano, A, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .231
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .231
Hill, K, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .228
Harden, P 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .304
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Baker, Je, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .107
  Samardzija, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Stevens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .247
Totals 36 3 9 3 3 7 16  

a-Struck out for Heilman in the 6th. b-Doubled for Stevens in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (19, Motte), Hoffpauir, M (8, Kinney).
HR: Lee, D (17, 3rd inning off Carpenter, C, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Harden 2; Ramirez, Ar; Hoffpauir, M 2; Theriot 2; Fontenot; Lee, D 4; Soriano, A 2.
RBI: Lee, D 3 (56).
2-out RBI: Lee, D 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, D; Johnson, R; Soriano, A; Fontenot; Fukudome 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Ar (2, missed catch), Samardzija (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Soriano, A (Ankiel at 2nd base).
DP: (Fontenot-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter, C (W, 7-3) 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 1 2.47
McClellan 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.63
Motte 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.73
Kinney 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 8.00
Franklin 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.82
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden (L, 5-6) 5.0 7 4 4 4 6 1 5.47
Heilman 1.0 2 4 4 3 0 0 4.35
Samardzija 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.82
Stevens 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Game Scores: Carpenter, C , Harden .
WP: Harden, Heilman.
IBB: Pujols (by Harden), Thurston (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter, C 93-61, McClellan 18-11, Motte 12-7, Kinney 16-8, Franklin 2-1, Harden 101-60, Heilman 34-14, Samardzija 32-19, Stevens 12-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carpenter, C 3-4, McClellan 2-1, Motte 0-1, Kinney 2-0, Franklin 1-0, Harden 4-4, Heilman 1-1, Samardzija 3-0, Stevens 1-1.
Batters faced: Carpenter, C 27, McClellan 3, Motte 4, Kinney 4, Franklin 1, Harden 26, Heilman 8, Samardzija 8, Stevens 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Franklin 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Dan Bellino. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 70 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:57 (:38 delay).
Att: 40,687.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
July 10, 2009
July 10, 2009

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