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Cards avert historic loss
Nationals 4, Cardinals 1
Aaron Miles is greeted by first-base coach Dave McKay after his single. (Nick Wass/AP)
 Miles breaks up no-hitter
 Pujols' solo shot
Aaron Miles led off the ninth inning with the Cardinals' first hit of the game, and Albert Pujols put St. Louis on the scoreboard with his 43rd home run in a losing effort. Jason Marquis took the loss against the Nationals despite allowing two runs over seven innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 04, 2006
STL
St. Louis (73-63)
Lost 1
Washington 4, St. Louis 1   WSH
Washington (60-77)
Won 5
September 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 2 0
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 9/4/06  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Nationals Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, SS4010000.271
Duncan, LF4000011.320
Pujols, 1B3111110.321
Rolen, 3B4000021.309
Rodriguez, RF2000101.298
Wilson, CF3000012.264
Belliard, 2B2000100.283
Bennett, C3000002.246
Marquis, P2000010.189
  a-Spiezio, PH1000000.260
  Sosa, P0000000.130
  Flores, P0000000.000
Totals28121367 

a-Popped out for Marquis in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (43, 9th inning off Ortiz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Miles; Pujols 4.
RBI: Pujols (115).
2-out RBI: Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bennett; Wilson.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Miles-Belliard).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4010011.291
Lopez, SS4010011.275
Zimmerman, 3B4110012.286
Johnson, 1B3111101.291
Kearns, RF3112101.263
Schneider, C4000002.240
Castro, 2B3010000.255
Logan, CF3010001.364
Ortiz, P3121011.120
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals314942410 

BATTING
2B: Castro (1, Marquis), Logan (1, Marquis), Soriano (36, Marquis), Zimmerman (40, Sosa), Johnson (41, Flores).
HR: Kearns (22, 7th inning off Marquis, 1 on, 0 out), Ortiz (1, 8th inning off Sosa, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 2; Lopez; Zimmerman 2; Johnson 2; Kearns 4; Castro 2; Logan 2; Ortiz 5.
RBI: Kearns 2 (78), Ortiz (2), Johnson (66).
2-out RBI: Johnson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano; Kearns; Schneider.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lopez (34, 2nd base off Marquis/Bennett).

FIELDING
DP: (Johnson).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis (L, 14-13)7.06221415.73
Sosa 0.22220015.32
Flores 0.11001004.66
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ortiz (W, 10-12)8.22113515.12
Cordero 0.10000103.02

Balk: Marquis.
IBB: Kearns (by Flores).
Pitches-strikes: Marquis 92-59, Sosa 8-5, Flores 11-4, Ortiz 95-62, Cordero 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marquis 6-10, Sosa 0-2, Flores 1-0, Ortiz 7-14, Cordero 0-0.
Batters faced: Marquis 26, Sosa 4, Flores 3, Ortiz 30, Cordero 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:10.
Att: 31,092.

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