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Carpenter rolls, 'pen folds
Cubs 3, Cardinals 2
Chris Carpenter left the game after six innings with a 2-0 advantage. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
In another magnificent performance, Chris Carpenter gave up four hits in six scoreless innings and struck out nine Cubs. But Josh Hancock and Brad Thompson yielded the game-tying and game-winning homers in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 08, 2006
FLA
NYM
PPD
LAD
PHI
PPD
STL
St. Louis (3-2)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 3, St. Louis 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (3-1)
Won 2
April 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 5 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 X   3 7 3
Standings thru 4/8/06  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5000001.182
Rodriguez, LF3020010.500
Taguchi, LF-RF1000000.111
a-Encarnacion, PH1000001.211
Pujols, 1B3000111.294
Edmonds, CF3100122.158
Rolen, 3B4100002.300
Schumaker, RF3020100.357
Thompson, P0000000.000
Molina, C4011012.278
Miles, 2B3000110.412
Carpenter, P3000023.200
Hancock, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
Spiezio, LF0000100.000
Totals332515812 

a-Popped out for Taguchi in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (1, Zambrano, C).
TB: Rodriguez 3; Schumaker 2; Molina.
RBI: Molina (2).
2-out RBI: Molina.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen; Carpenter 2.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Edmonds (1, 2nd base off Zambrano, C/Blanco).
CS: Schumaker (1, 2nd base by Zambrano, C/Blanco).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF3010100.353
Walker, 2B3000112.364
Ohman, P0000000.000
Howry, P0000000.000
Perez, SS0000000.571
Lee, 1B4131010.462
Ramirez, 3B4000024.188
Jones, RF3000132.000
Murton, LF3110100.267
Cedeno, SS4010003.429
Dempster, P0000000.000
Blanco, C2000011.000
a-Barrett, PH-C2112002.267
Zambrano, C, P2000020.000
Williamson, P0000000.000
b-Pagan, PH1000000.500
Hairston, 2B00000001.000
Totals3137341014 

a-Homered for Blanco in the 7th. b-Flied out for Williamson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Cedeno (3, Carpenter).
HR: Barrett (1, 7th inning off Hancock, 1 on, 1 out), Lee (3, 8th inning off Thompson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pierre; Lee 6; Murton; Cedeno 2; Barrett 4.
RBI: Barrett 2 (5), Lee (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones 2; Ramirez; Blanco; Barrett.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lee (1, 2nd base off Carpenter/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Cedeno 2 (2, fielding, throw), Lee (2, missed catch).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter 6.04001903.27
Hancock (BS, 1)0.22220016.75
Flores 0.10001003.38
Thompson (L, 1-1)1.01112113.00
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano, C 6.04204504.22
Williamson 1.00000103.86
Ohman 0.10000100.00
Howry (W, 1-0)0.21000100.00
Dempster (S, 1)1.00001000.00

IBB: Miles (by Zambrano, C).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter 97-63, Hancock 14-7, Flores 11-6, Thompson 22-11, Zambrano, C 111-65, Williamson 10-7, Ohman 6-4, Howry 18-12, Dempster 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carpenter 5-4, Hancock 0-2, Flores 0-1, Thompson 2-0, Zambrano, C 7-5, Williamson 0-2, Ohman 0-0, Howry 0-1, Dempster 2-1.
Batters faced: Carpenter 23, Hancock 4, Flores 2, Thompson 6, Zambrano, C 27, Williamson 3, Ohman 1, Howry 3, Dempster 4.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Terry Craft. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 40 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 14 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 40,182.

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