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Sweep dream foiled
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Cubs 6, Cardinals 3
Albert Pujols drove in his 128th run of the year on a fifth-inning double.  (Tom Gannam/AP)
Ryan Ludwick appeared to beat out a double play -- with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning of a tie game -- that would have given the Cards a sweep and reduced their magic number to two. But Matt Holliday was charged with baseline interference, and they fell in 11.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (76-72)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 6, St. Louis 3   STL
St. Louis (87-63)
Lost 1
September 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3   6 10 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 7 1
Standings thru 9/20/09  |  Recap: CHC | STL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Cardinals stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fukudome, CF-RF-CF 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 .253
Scales, LF 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .243
  Fuld, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
  d-Miles, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .179
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Caridad, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Hill, K, PH-C 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 1 0 2 1 1 .303
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 5 1 1 0 1 1 2 .319
Hoffpauir, M, RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .244
  a-Taguchi, PH-LF-RF 3 0 2 0 0 1 2 .500
Soto, G, C 5 0 0 0 0 3 4 .221
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fontenot, 2B 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 .240
  b-Theriot, PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .289
Blanco, SS-2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .270
Zambrano, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .203
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Fox, PH-LF 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 .286
Totals 42 6 10 4 8 15 19  

a-Singled for Hoffpauir, M in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Fontenot in the 9th. c-Walked for Gregg in the 9th. d-Struck out for Fuld in the 9th. e-Grounded into a forceout for Caridad in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Blanco (8, Wainwright).
HR: Fox (11, 11th inning off Boggs, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar; Hoffpauir, M; Fox 4; Blanco 3; Taguchi 2; Fontenot 2; Lee, D.
RBI: Blanco (12), Hoffpauir, M (32), Fox 2 (41).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scales; Fukudome; Soto, G; Miles; Taguchi 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Fontenot (4, 2nd base off Wainwright/Molina, Y).

FIELDING
E: Blanco (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Blanco-Fontenot-Lee, D, Blanco-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-RF 6 1 2 0 0 1 0 .303
DeRosa, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 .253
Pujols, 1B 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 .328
Holliday, LF 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 .311
Ludwick, RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 8 .269
  Boggs, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071
  Thompson, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
Ankiel, CF 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .234
Molina, Y, C 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .289
Ryan, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .291
Wainwright, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .145
  a-Thurston, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
  b-Greene, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
  Hawksworth, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Rasmus, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lugo, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
Totals 38 3 7 3 6 12 20  

a-Batted for Wainwright in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Thurston in the 7th. c-Struck out for Motte in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: DeRosa (22, Zambrano), Pujols (40, Zambrano).
TB: Molina, Y; DeRosa 2; Pujols 2; Schumaker 2; Holliday; Ankiel.
RBI: DeRosa (72), Pujols (128), Molina, Y (49).
2-out RBI: Molina, Y.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick 2; Ryan; Rasmus, C.
SAC: DeRosa.
GIDP: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Molina, Y (9, 2nd base off Gregg/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Ryan (8, throw).
DP: (Ryan-Pujols).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano 6.0 5 2 2 3 6 0 3.91
Grabow (H, 24) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06
Gregg (BS, 7) 1.1 1 1 1 2 3 0 4.72
Marshall, S 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.46
Heilman 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.21
Caridad (W, 1-0) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.03
Marmol (S, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.47
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wainwright 7.0 5 3 2 2 10 0 2.59
Hawksworth 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.31
Miller, T 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.77
Motte 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.92
Reyes, De 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.05
Boggs (L, 2-3) 1.2 4 3 3 3 2 1 4.37
Thompson, B 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.98

Marshall, S pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Miller, T pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Gregg, Thompson, B.
IBB: Pujols (by Heilman).
HBP: Ryan (by Zambrano), Holliday (by Caridad).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 102-62, Grabow 7-5, Gregg 31-16, Marshall, S 2-2, Heilman 6-2, Caridad 16-11, Marmol 9-5, Wainwright 104-70, Hawksworth 14-6, Miller, T 1-1, Motte 5-4, Reyes, De 20-7, Boggs 44-26, Thompson, B 4-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zambrano 7-3, Grabow 2-1, Gregg 1-0, Marshall, S 0-0, Heilman 1-0, Caridad 1-0, Marmol 0-2, Wainwright 8-0, Hawksworth 1-0, Miller, T 0-0, Motte 0-0, Reyes, De 2-0, Boggs 1-0, Thompson, B 0-0.
Batters faced: Zambrano 26, Grabow 3, Gregg 7, Marshall, S 1, Heilman 2, Caridad 5, Marmol 3, Wainwright 28, Hawksworth 3, Miller, T 1, Motte 1, Reyes, De 5, Boggs 11, Thompson, B 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Gregg 1-0, Heilman 1-0, Caridad 2-0, Miller, T 1-0, Motte 2-0, Thompson, B 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Todd Tichenor. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:53.
Att: 44,937.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
September 20, 2009
September 20, 2009

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