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Bennett wins it for Cards
Cardinals 2, Cubs 1
Chris Carpenter did not allow a hit until the fifth inning. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
 Bennett's walk-off single
Gary Bennett gave the Cardinals all the offense they needed with a solo homer in the third inning and a walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Chris Carpenter limited the Cubs to one run on two hits in eight innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 26, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (54-75)
Lost 2
St. Louis 2, Chi Cubs 1   STL
St. Louis (68-60)
Won 2
August 26, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 3 0
St. Louis
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 0
Standings thru 8/26/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4010000.282
Bynum, 2B4000011.261
Ramirez, 3B3000000.286
Barrett, C3000020.317
Jones, RF2000110.279
Nevin, 1B3121001.246
Murton, LF3000002.291
Cedeno, SS3000010.241
Hill, P2000000.125
  Howry, P00000001.000
  a-Pagan, PH1000000.281
  Novoa, P0000000.200
Totals28131154 

a-Grounded out for Howry in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Nevin (21, 8th inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre; Nevin 5.
RBI: Nevin (63).
GIDP: Murton; Bynum.
Team LOB: 1.

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, SS4010002.267
Duncan, LF3000001.331
  Taguchi, LF0000000.266
  a-Edmonds, PH-CF1000012.260
Pujols, 1B3000110.322
Rolen, 3B4000013.310
Encarnacion, CF-RF4010000.278
Wilson, RF-LF4110001.265
Belliard, 2B4000001.285
Bennett, C4132000.239
Carpenter, P2020000.132
  Flores, P0000000.000
Totals332821310 

a-Struck out for Taguchi in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Bennett (3, 3rd inning off Hill, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Miles; Encarnacion; Wilson; Bennett 6; Carpenter 2.
RBI: Bennett 2 (18).
2-out RBI: Bennett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duncan; Miles; Rolen 2.
S: Carpenter.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wilson (8, 2nd base off Novoa/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Belliard-Miles-Pujols, Belliard-Pujols).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill 7.04110215.81
Howry 1.02001103.09
Novoa (L, 2-1)0.22110004.79
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter 8.02111512.96
Flores (W, 1-1)1.01000004.71

WP: Hill.
IBB: Pujols (by Howry).
Pitches-strikes: Hill 93-61, Howry 18-11, Novoa 12-7, Carpenter 100-64, Flores 7-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hill 7-12, Howry 0-2, Novoa 1-1, Carpenter 13-6, Flores 3-0.
Batters faced: Hill 25, Howry 6, Novoa 4, Carpenter 26, Flores 3.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:23.
Att: 46,036.

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