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Poised for sweep
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Cardinals 9, Red Sox 3
Mitchell Boggs limited Boston to five hits over 5 1/3 frames. (Winslow Townson/AP)
The Cardinals pounced on Daisuke Matsuzaka with Skip Schumaker homering off him and Troy Glaus finishing his line with a grand slam off reliever Chris Smith. That was plenty for Mitchell Boggs, who picked up the win with 5 1/3 solid frames.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (44-32)
Won 2
St. Louis 9, Boston 3   BOS
Boston (46-31)
Lost 2
June 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
4 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   9 12 0
Boston
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 6 0
Standings thru 6/21/08  |  Recap: STL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Red Sox stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, RF3200221.302
Miles, 2B5222021.293
Ludwick, LF4210111.300
Ankiel, CF5121014.258
Glaus, 3B4224101.264
Duncan, 1B4010103.230
LaRue, C5022003.224
Kennedy, DH4010003.256
Ryan, SS4010022.275
Totals3891295819 

BATTING
2B: Kennedy (4, Matsuzaka).
HR: Miles (1, 1st inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 0 out), Glaus (10, 2nd inning off Smith, C, 3 on, 1 out), Ankiel (12, 7th inning off Lopez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Miles 5; Ludwick; Ankiel 5; Glaus 5; Duncan; LaRue 2; Kennedy 2; Ryan.
RBI: Miles 2 (12), LaRue 2 (7), Glaus 4 (47), Ankiel (32).
2-out RBI: LaRue 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ryan 2; Ludwick; Kennedy; LaRue.
GIDP: Kennedy.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Duncan).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4010011.278
Pedroia, 2B4000001.274
Drew, RF4111001.326
Ramirez, DH4010011.295
Lowell, 3B3000101.270
Youkilis, 1B3110011.304
Moss, LF3110112.256
Varitek, C3000003.236
  Cash, C1000001.237
Cora, SS3012010.292
Totals323632512 

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (7, Boggs), Cora (4, Boggs), Ramirez (15, Boggs).
HR: Drew (14, 6th inning off Boggs, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Drew 4; Ramirez 2; Youkilis; Moss; Cora 2.
RBI: Cora 2 (4), Drew (44).
2-out RBI: Cora 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Ellsbury; Lowell; Cash.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Cora-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Boggs (W, 2-0)5.15332115.40
McClellan 1.20000402.58
Springer 1.00000002.49
Isringhausen 1.01000006.45
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (L, 8-1)1.06773113.46
Smith, C 4.03110312.25
Lopez 2.02111112.51
Aardsma 1.00000302.60
Hansen 1.01001005.49

Matsuzaka pitched to 3 batters in the 2nd.

HBP: Youkilis (by Boggs).
Pitches-strikes: Boggs 81-45, McClellan 28-17, Springer 6-4, Isringhausen 15-9, Matsuzaka 48-24, Smith, C 45-31, Lopez 25-17, Aardsma 17-11, Hansen 30-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Boggs 6-8, McClellan 0-1, Springer 1-2, Isringhausen 2-1, Matsuzaka 1-1, Smith, C 6-3, Lopez 4-1, Aardsma 0-0, Hansen 0-3.
Batters faced: Boggs 23, McClellan 5, Springer 3, Isringhausen 4, Matsuzaka 12, Smith, C 14, Lopez 9, Aardsma 3, Hansen 5.
Inherited runners-scored: McClellan 1-0, Smith, C 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:52.
Att: 37,227.

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