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Cardinals 2, Cubs 1
Chris Carpenter has yet to allow an earned run this season. (Tom Gannam/AP)
Activated from the DL after being sidelined for five weeks with a strained left oblique, Chris Carpenter blanked the Cubs on three hits and fanned four over five innings to earn the win in his return. Chris Duncan drove in the first run on a single and scored the second on a sac fly.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 05/19: STL 3, CHC 0
  • Wed. 05/20: STL 2, CHC 1
  • Thu. 05/21: STL 3, CHC 1
CHC
Chi Cubs (21-17)
Lost 3
St. Louis 2, Chi Cubs 1   STL
St. Louis (23-17)
Won 2
May 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/20/09  |  Recap: CHC | STL  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Cardinals stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .272
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .287
Fukudome, CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .319
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .230
Bradley, RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 .193
Fontenot, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Soto, G, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .202
  1-Freel, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
Scales, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296
  b-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .314
Dempster, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .095
  a-Miles, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .218
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Johnson, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .232
Totals 32 1 6 1 3 9 15  

a-Singled for Dempster in the 8th. b-Singled for Scales in the 9th. c-Struck out for Marmol in the 9th.
1-Ran for Soto, G in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Theriot (8, Carpenter, C), Bradley (2, Franklin).
TB: Bradley 2; Hoffpauir, M; Soto, G; Theriot 2; Lee, D; Miles.
RBI: Hoffpauir, M (14).
2-out RBI: Hoffpauir, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley; Dempster; Lee, D; Johnson, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Fontenot (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Theriot-Scales-Lee, D, Scales-Theriot-Lee, D).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .299
Rasmus, C, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .250
Pujols, 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .326
Molina, Y, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .285
Duncan, LF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .262
Stavinoha, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
  b-Barden, PH-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Thurston, 3B-2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232
Carpenter, C, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Wainwright, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .190
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Greene, K, PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .202
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ryan, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Totals 25 2 6 2 2 4 6  

a-Struck out for Carpenter, C in the 5th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Stavinoha in the 7th. c-Hit a sacrifice fly for McClellan in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols (8, Dempster), Rasmus, C (6, Dempster), Duncan (12, Dempster).
TB: Pujols 3; Rasmus, C 2; Schumaker; Duncan 3.
RBI: Duncan (24), Greene, K (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ryan.
SAC: Molina, Y; Barden.
SF: Greene, K.
GIDP: Stavinoha, Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Thurston (2, 2nd base off Dempster/Soto, G).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Duncan (Bradley at 1st base).
DP: (Duncan-Ryan-Pujols).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster (L, 3-3) 7.0 6 2 2 2 3 0 4.40
Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.79
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter, C (W, 2-0) 5.0 3 0 0 2 4 0 0.00
McClellan (H, 6) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.33
Motte (H, 8) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.11
Reyes, De (H, 7) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.55
Franklin (S, 10) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.56

IBB: Pujols (by Dempster), Thurston (by Dempster).
HBP: Fukudome (by McClellan).
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 103-67, Marmol 12-8, Carpenter, C 67-41, McClellan 26-15, Motte 12-8, Reyes, De 3-3, Franklin 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 13-2, Marmol 1-0, Carpenter, C 7-3, McClellan 2-0, Motte 0-1, Reyes, De 0-0, Franklin 0-1.
Batters faced: Dempster 27, Marmol 3, Carpenter, C 19, McClellan 7, Motte 3, Reyes, De 1, Franklin 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes, De 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:28.
Att: 41,703.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
May 20, 2009
May 20, 2009

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