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Gooch paces Cardinals
Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 2
So Taguchi went 4-for-5 with three RBIs against the Diamondbacks. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
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So Taguchi matched career highs with four hits and three RBIs as the Cards rolled over the D-Backs. Jim Edmonds added a pair of RBI hits, including a bunt single in the first inning, to help Jeff Suppan earn his 12th victory.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 16, 2005
WSH
PHI
PPD
ARI
Arizona (56-64)
Lost 3
St. Louis 8, Arizona 2   STL
St. Louis (75-44)
Won 1
August 16, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Arizona
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
St. Louis
2 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 X   8 15 0
Standings through 8/16/05  |  Gameday  |  Diamondbacks Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Counsell, 2B4000002.273
Clayton, SS4110022.275
Gonzalez, L, LF4112010.280
Clark, 1B4000030.316
Glaus, 3B3020010.260
Green, S, CF4000003.291
Tracy, RF3010010.295
Stinnett, C2000000.297
Halsey, P1000010.067
Aquino, P0000000.000
Lyon, P0000000.000
a-McCracken, PH1000000.232
Groom, P0000000.000
Totals30252097 

a-Grounded out for Lyon in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Clayton (3, Suppan).
HR: Gonzalez, L (17, 4th inning off Suppan, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Clayton 3; Gonzalez, L 4; Glaus 2; Tracy.
RBI: Gonzalez, L 2 (65).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clayton 2.
S: Halsey.
GIDP: Green, S.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Stinnett (5, throw).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4211101.273
Taguchi, LF5243000.303
Pujols, 1B4121103.337
Grudzielanek, 2B4020013.302
Edmonds, CF5022025.270
Seabol, 3B2010111.230
Nunez, 3B2010000.308
Luna, RF4110014.260
Reyes, Al, P0000000.000
b-Rodriguez, PH1000012.283
Eldred, P0000000.000
Diaz, C4210013.218
Suppan, P2000011.190
a-Mabry, PH-RF1000002.262
Totals3881573825 

a-Lined out for Suppan in the 7th. b-Struck out for Reyes, Al in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Taguchi 3 (17, Halsey, Aquino, Lyon), Pujols (29, Halsey), Seabol (5, Halsey).
TB: Eckstein; Taguchi 7; Pujols 3; Grudzielanek 2; Edmonds 2; Seabol 2; Nunez; Luna; Diaz.
RBI: Edmonds 2 (68), Pujols (94), Taguchi 3 (39), Eckstein (42).
2-out RBI: Edmonds 2; Taguchi 3; Eckstein.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Seabol; Edmonds 3; Suppan; Luna 2; Pujols; Diaz.
S: Suppan.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taguchi (9, 2nd base off Halsey/Stinnett), Eckstein (9, 3rd base off Halsey/Stinnett).

FIELDING
DP: (Eckstein-Pujols).

 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halsey (L, 8-9)5.19542504.07
Aquino 0.21001107.84
Lyon 1.03330004.05
Groom 1.02000205.23
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (W, 12-8)7.05220714.04
Reyes, Al 1.00000102.45
Eldred 1.00000101.21

IBB: Pujols (by Aquino).
HBP: Grudzielanek (by Aquino), Diaz (by Lyon), Stinnett (by Suppan), Glaus (by Eldred).
Pitches-strikes: Halsey 93-61, Aquino 18-10, Lyon 24-14, Groom 21-14, Suppan 99-66, Reyes, Al 13-9, Eldred 19-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halsey 5-6, Aquino 1-0, Lyon 0-3, Groom 1-0, Suppan 9-5, Reyes, Al 2-0, Eldred 1-1.
Batters faced: Halsey 27, Aquino 5, Lyon 7, Groom 5, Suppan 26, Reyes, Al 3, Eldred 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Aquino 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:53.
Att: 42,198.

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