Chris Carpenter won his fourth consecutive decision. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
With the help of four double plays, Chris Carpenter allowed just one run in seven-plus innings, lowering his ERA to 2.19. A four-run seventh inning, sparked by Mark DeRosa's homer to lead off the frame, blew the game open after Matt Holliday opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first in his Busch Stadium debut.
a-Grounded out for Wolf in the 7th. b-Flied out for Kuo in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Ramirez, M (13, Carpenter). TB: Furcal 3; Hudson, O; Ramirez, M 2; Ethier; Blake;
Loney; Martin 2; Kemp. RBI: Furcal (27). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wolf 2; Ethier; Kemp
2; Ramirez, M. SAC: Wolf. SF: Furcal. GIDP: Ramirez, M 2; Martin; Hudson, O. Team
RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 11.
Leach pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Carpenter pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. McClellan pitched to 1 batter in
WP: Carpenter. HBP: DeRosa (by Wolf), Hudson, O (by Carpenter), Martin (by Carpenter). Pitches-strikes:
Wolf 98-62, McDonald, Ja 28-18, Leach 2-2, Mota 4-2, Kuo 10-6, Carpenter 99-61, Miller, T 14-8, McClellan 4-4, Franklin 18-15. Groundouts-flyouts:
Wolf 5-4, McDonald, Ja 1-1, Leach 0-0, Mota 0-1, Kuo 1-1, Carpenter 9-3, Miller, T 0-0, McClellan 0-0, Franklin 2-1. Batters
faced: Wolf 28, McDonald, Ja 5, Leach 1, Mota 2, Kuo 3, Carpenter 30, Miller, T 3, McClellan 1, Franklin 5. Inherited
runners-scored: Leach 2-1, Mota 2-2, Miller, T 1-0, McClellan 2-0, Franklin 3-0. Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg.
1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Tim Timmons. Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 4 mph, Out
to LF. T: 3:03. Att: 43,756. July 27, 2009
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