Thu, 13/08/2009 - 10:29 by preet_20
St. Louis, Aug. 13: Albert Pujols boosted his home run total to a major-league leading 38 with his second in as many games Wednesday, helping boost St. Louis past Cincinnati 5-2.
The Cardinals won for the fifth time in six outings and increased their lead over the Chicago Cubs to four games in the National League Central.
St. Louis capitalized on a throwing error by starting pitcher Homer Bailey to score three times in the first. The error came after Bailey had scrambled to pick up a Pujols line drive that hit Bailey in the foot.
Bailey (2-4) left the game without having retired a batter.
Pujols hit his home run in the third to give St. Louis a 4-1 lead. Matt Holliday contributed three of the 10 St. Louis hits.
Sat, 08/08/2009 - 09:59 by preet_20
Pittsburgh, Aug. 8: Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer Friday as St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 6-4.
The homer gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead with two outs in the top of the first.
Mark DeRosa, like Holliday, a trade-deadline acquisition, had three hits, including a solo homer.
Ryan Ludwick, Khalil Greene and Skip Schumaker each had one RBI, while Albert Pujols added three hits for the Cardinals, who have split their last four games.
Winner Chris Carpenter (11-3) surrendered four runs and nine hits in eight innings.
Closer Ryan Franklin earned his 25th save.
Pittsburgh's Garrett Jones and Ryan Duomit hit solo homers.
Delwyn Young had two hits and one RBI.
Wed, 05/08/2009 - 12:23 by preet_20
New York, Aug. 4: St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick was named Tuesday the National League Player of the Month for July.
Ludwick was the second Cardinals player in as many months to win the award. Teammate Albert Pujols was named the top NL player in June.
Ludwick, a right-handed hitter, had a .340 batting average, six home runs, 28 RBI and 18 runs scored over 27 games in July.
Copyright 2009 by United Press International.
Wed, 05/08/2009 - 11:07 by preet_20
New York, Aug. 4: Albert Pujols hit a grand slam homer in the 10th inning Tuesday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 12-7 victory over the New York Mets.
Pujols wound up 4-for-5 with two home runs and St. Louis scored eight runs over the final three innings.
The Mets held a 7-4 lead heading into the top of the eighth, but Pujols' first homer cut into the Cardinals' deficit. St. Louis rallied to tie the game in the ninth against Francisco Rodriguez, who suffered his fourth blown save of the season.
Kyle McClellan (3-2) pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth but St. Louis went ahead in the 10th with a one-out rally.
Sat, 01/08/2009 - 10:23 by preet_20
St. Louis, July 31: Matt Holliday doubled home the tying run in the eighth and then scored on a single by Rick Ankiel Friday, boosting St. Louis to a 4-3 victory over Houston
The Cardinals jumped a half game in front of the Chicago Cubs for the lead in the National League Central.
St. Louis had already come from one run behind twice in the game before doing it again in the eighth.
With one out, Alberto Arias (2-1) hit Albert Pujols with a pitch and Pujols promptly scored on Holliday's double -- the last of his four hits. Since being obtained by the Cardinals from Oakland last week, Holliday is batting .586.
Holliday moved to third on a wild pitch and put the Cardinals in front when Ankiel singled to left.
Thu, 30/07/2009 - 11:47 by surajdogra
St. Louis, July 30: Albert Pujols singled home Julio Lugo from second with two out in the 15th inning Wednesday, giving St. Louis a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Pujols finally ended a five-hour game that saw the Cardinals win their third straight and stay in a virtual tie with the Chicago Cubs atop the National League Central. The Dodgers have lost four in a row.
St. Louis scored in the ninth to tie it at 1-1 and both sides produced a run in the 11th.
Los Angeles missed a chance to take the lead in the 12th when Manny Ramirez was thrown out at home trying to score from second on a two-out single by Casey Blake.
Sun, 19/07/2009 - 11:25 by surajdogra
St. Louis, July 18: Dan Haren went eight innings and drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk Saturday to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat St. Louis 4-2.
Haren (10-5), a former Cardinal, limited St. Louis to one run on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts to get his fourth straight victory. He retired 15 batters in a row at one point before issuing a one-out walk in the eighth inning, and improved his major league-leading ERA to 1.96.
Chad Qualls allowed a two-out, run-scoring single to pinch-hitter Joe Thurston in the ninth but then got pinch-hitter Rick Ankiel to fly out to center to end the game and post his 17th save.
Sat, 18/07/2009 - 10:44 by surajdogra
St. Louis, July 17: Albert Pujols bounced back from a disappointing performance in the All-Star Game by hitting two homers Friday and leading St. Louis past Arizona 6-1.
Pujols hit solo shots in the fourth and sixth innings, boosting his major league-best total to 34.
The Cardinals hosted the 80th All-Star Game Tuesday. Pujols went hitless in three at bats and committed an error that helped the American League pull out a 4-3 victory.
Nick Stavinoha added a two-run homer in the eighth inning Friday and the Cardinals took a shutout into the ninth before reliever Jason Motte surrendered a solo shot to Miguel Montero.
Chris Carpenter (8-3) went eight innings, scattering seven hits and striking out seven to win his third straight start.
Tue, 14/07/2009 - 09:56 by preet_20
St. Louis, July 13: Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder won the 2009 Home Run Derby Monday, beating Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz in the final round.
Fielder, 25, became the first Milwaukee player win the Derby, held on the eve of Tuesday's All-Star Game. He had six homers in the final round to five for Cruz.
Fielder led the way with 17 homers going to the final round, while Cruz had 16.
Fielder totaled 23 homers for the night, while Cruz had 21.
Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard, the 2006 champion, had 15 total homers.
Sat, 04/07/2009 - 10:11 by preet_20
Cincinnati, July 3: Jarrett Hoffpauir gave St. Louis a ninth-inning lead with his first major league hit Friday, lifting the Cardinals to a 7-4 victory over Cincinnati.
St. Louis had failed to score through seven innings, but Albert Pujols hit his team-record fourth grand slam homer of the season in the eighth to give St. Louis a 4-3 advantage. The Reds came back in the bottom half of the inning to tie it on a sacrifice fly by Ramon Hernandez.
The first two St. Louis batters were retired in the ninth, but Colby Rasmus and Brendan Ryan both singled and Skip Schumaker loaded the bases when shortstop Paul Janish booted his ground ball.
Fri, 03/07/2009 - 10:50 by preet_20
St. Louis, July 2: Todd Wellemeyer took a shutout into the eighth inning Thursday and Ryan Ludwick drove in two runs to bring St. Louis a 5-2 win over San Francisco.
Albert Pujols, who came into the game with a .632 batting average in six games against the Giants this season, went hitless in two at bats but drew two intentional walks. He leads the majors with 30 homers and 77 RBI.
Wellemeyer (7-7) blanked the Giants until Aaron Rowand hit a one-out, two-run homer in the eighth. Three relievers combined to record the last five outs, with Ryan Franklin working a perfect ninth for his 19th save.
The Cardinals have won back-to-back games after dropping six out of seven.
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 11:32 by preet_20
St. Louis, June 30: Edgar Renteria was 3-for-4 with two RBI Tuesday to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Randy Johnson (8-5) gave up three runs on four hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings to win for the fifth time in his last six decisions.
Bengie Molina had two hits and two RBI, and Pablo Sandoval had an RBI and two runs scored for San Francisco, which has won five of seven.
Chris Carpenter (5-3), previously 3-0 at home this year, allowed six runs on 11 hits in five innings for St. Louis, which has lost six of seven.
Albert Pujols powered the Cardinals with two home runs and three RBI, to finish the month with 14 home runs and 35 RBI.
Copyright 2009 by United Press International.