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Cardinals feeling it
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Cardinals 2, Cubs 1
The Cardinals celebrate after Brendan Ryan's walk-off single. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
The Cards used more magic to reduce their magic number for clinching the division to four. Brendan Ryan hit a walk-off single in the ninth and went yard earlier after the ball bounced out of Cubs left fielder Bobby Scales' glove, to back Chris Carpenter's eight shutout innings.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 09/18: STL 3, CHC 2
  • Sat. 09/19: STL 2, CHC 1
  • Sun. 09/20: vs CHC, 7:05 PM CT
CHC
Chi Cubs (75-72)
Lost 4
St. Louis 2, Chi Cubs 1   STL
St. Louis (87-62)
Won 2
September 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 10 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2 11 0
Standings thru 9/19/09  |  Recap: CHC | STL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Cardinals stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .290
Fukudome, CF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .255
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .303
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .321
Hoffpauir, M, RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .243
  1-Fuld, PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Soto, G, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .225
  2-Taguchi, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hill, K, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Baker, Je, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .301
Scales, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .250
Dempster, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .121
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 1 10 1 2 4 19  

1-Ran for Hoffpauir, M in the 9th. 2-Ran for Soto, G in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Scales 2; Ramirez, Ar; Baker, Je; Soto, G; Hoffpauir, M 3; Theriot; Lee, D.
RBI: Baker, Je (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baker, Je; Fukudome; Lee, D 2.
SAC: Dempster.
SF: Baker, Je.
GIDP: Lee, D, Soto, G, Ramirez, Ar, Scales.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Baker, Je-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .303
Rasmus, C, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .255
Pujols, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .328
Holliday, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .311
Ludwick, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .272
DeRosa, 3B 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 .253
Molina, Y, C 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .289
Ryan, SS 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 .293
Carpenter, C, P 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .158
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 2 11 2 1 6 11  

BATTING
2B: Schumaker (33, Dempster), Carpenter, C (2, Dempster).
HR: Ryan (3, 5th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Molina, Y 3; Ryan 6; Schumaker 3; Ludwick; Holliday; Carpenter, C 2.
RBI: Ryan 2 (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick; Carpenter, C; Schumaker.
GIDP: Ryan.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Schumaker-Pujols, DeRosa-Schumaker-Pujols, Ryan-Schumaker-Pujols, Franklin-Ryan-Pujols).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster 8.0 8 1 1 1 6 1 3.72
Marmol (L, 2-4) 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.52
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter, C 8.0 8 0 0 2 4 0 2.34
Franklin (BS, 5)(W, 4-3) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.02

Pitches-strikes: Dempster 100-68, Marmol 13-11, Carpenter, C 101-63, Franklin 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 11-2, Marmol 1-0, Carpenter, C 10-4, Franklin 1-1.
Batters faced: Dempster 31, Marmol 4, Carpenter, C 31, Franklin 4.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 46,506.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
September 19, 2009
September 19, 2009

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