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Carpenter tough as nails
Cardinals 5, Dodgers 0
Chris Carpenter delivers against the Dodgers on Friday night. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
 Duncan's two-run homer
 Encarnacion's home run
Chris Duncan's two-run homer in the third inning was enough of a cushion for Chris Carpenter, who twirled a two-hit shutout to lead the Cardinals over the Dodgers. Juan Encarnacion also homered, while David Eckstein contributed four singles.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 14, 2006
LAD
LA Dodgers (46-44)
Lost 2
St. Louis 5, LA Dodgers 0   STL
St. Louis (50-39)
Won 5
July 14, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
St. Louis
1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 7/14/06  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4010020.272
Lofton, CF4000011.286
Garciaparra, 1B3000001.350
Drew, RF3000011.280
Kent, 2B2000000.267
Ethier, LF3000011.339
Izturis, 3B3010010.295
Martin, C3000001.282
Lowe, P2000010.081
  Carrara, P0000000.000
  Baez, P0000000.000
  a-Ledee, PH1000000.250
Totals28020075 

a-Grounded out for Baez in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Furcal; Izturis.
GIDP: Ethier.
Team LOB: 2.

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5240001.315
Duncan, LF4132000.295
  1-Taguchi, PR-LF0000000.292
Pujols, 1B4011012.316
Rolen, 3B4110004.332
Edmonds, CF4010014.261
Encarnacion, RF4122012.276
Molina, C3000112.218
Miles, 2B3000101.259
Carpenter, P3000023.059
Totals3451252619 


1-Ran for Duncan in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Duncan (4, 3rd inning off Lowe, 1 on, 0 out), Encarnacion (12, 8th inning off Baez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein 4; Duncan 6; Pujols; Rolen; Edmonds; Encarnacion 5.
RBI: Pujols (78), Duncan 2 (11), Encarnacion 2 (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion; Carpenter 2; Edmonds; Eckstein.
S: Carpenter.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rolen (5, 3rd base off Lowe/Martin).
CS: Eckstein (4, 2nd base by Lowe/Martin).

FIELDING
DP: (Miles-Eckstein-Pujols).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lowe (L, 7-6)6.011441513.98
Carrara 1.00000103.52
Baez 1.01111013.94
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter (W, 8-4)9.02000702.85

Lowe pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Miles (by Lowe).
HBP: Kent (by Carpenter).
Pitches-strikes: Lowe 99-59, Carrara 17-13, Baez 12-8, Carpenter 101-68.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lowe 8-4, Carrara 0-2, Baez 2-1, Carpenter 12-8.
Batters faced: Lowe 29, Carrara 3, Baez 5, Carpenter 29.
Inherited runners-scored: Carrara 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:08.
Att: 45,704.

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