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Cardinals 5, Pirates 2
Jason LaRue is congratulated after hitting his first homer of '09 Thursday. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
Todd Wellemeyer was brilliant, allowing just two runs over seven stellar innings, and the offense rallied around a pair of bruised batters in the fifth to lay down four runs that made all the difference as St. Louis swept Pittsburgh out of Busch Stadium. Skip Schumaker enjoyed a three-hit afternoon and scored two runs.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (12-16)
Lost 5
St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 2   STL
St. Louis (19-10)
Won 2
May 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   2 4 1
St. Louis
1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 5/7/09  |  Recap: PIT | STL  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Cardinals stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .289
Young, D, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333
Monroe, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235
Hinske, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Moss, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .195
LaRoche, 3B 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .250
Diaz, R, C 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 .385
Bixler, SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .167
Ohlendorf, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .077
  a-Vazquez, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .160
  Meek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 2 4 2 3 7 10  

a-Struck out for Ohlendorf in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: McLouth (2, Wellemeyer).
HR: Diaz, R (1, 7th inning off Wellemeyer, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Diaz, R 5; Ohlendorf; McLouth 2.
RBI: McLouth (18), Diaz, R (3).
2-out RBI: McLouth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D 2.
GIDP: Young, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: LaRoche (4, throw).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-LF 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 .289
Rasmus, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .257
Pujols, 1B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 .356
Ludwick, RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .284
Duncan, LF 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 .275
  Barden, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306
Greene, K, SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .222
Thurston, 3B-2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278
LaRue, C 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .438
Wellemeyer, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .182
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Boyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Robinson, S, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 5 8 5 2 7 10  

a-Grounded out for Boyer in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: LaRue (1, Meek).
3B: Schumaker (1, Ohlendorf).
HR: LaRue (1, 5th inning off Ohlendorf, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: LaRue 6; Greene, K; Rasmus; Schumaker 5; Thurston.
RBI: Pujols (32), LaRue (1), Ludwick (24), Duncan (19), Greene, K (11).
2-out RBI: Greene, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thurston 2; Robinson, S 2.
SF: Pujols; Duncan.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Schumaker (1, 2nd base by Ohlendorf/Diaz, R).

FIELDING
DP: (Wellemeyer-Greene, K-Pujols).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ohlendorf (L, 3-3) 6.0 7 5 5 1 5 1 4.14
Meek 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.08
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer (W, 3-2) 7.0 4 2 2 3 4 1 4.75
Miller, T (H, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.32
Boyer (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 11.37
Franklin (S, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Game Scores: Ohlendorf 42, Wellemeyer 62.
HBP: Pujols (by Ohlendorf), Ludwick (by Ohlendorf).
Pitches-strikes: Ohlendorf 84-52, Meek 38-22, Wellemeyer 97-58, Miller, T 7-6, Boyer 6-3, Franklin 9-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ohlendorf 5-7, Meek 3-1, Wellemeyer 4-8, Miller, T 0-1, Boyer 0-0, Franklin 2-0.
Batters faced: Ohlendorf 28, Meek 8, Wellemeyer 27, Miller, T 2, Boyer 1, Franklin 3.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 41,928.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009

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