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Boppers boost Joe
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Phillies 9, Cardinals 2
Chase Utley hit his 22nd homer to right field in the third. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
Chase Utley and Ryan Howard paved the way for Joe Blanton to earn his seventh victory and remain unbeaten in July, as Utley went deep with a two-run shot and finished 3-for-4. Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez also hit two-run homers.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (53-48)
Lost 2
Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 2   PHI
Philadelphia (56-40)
Won 2
July 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 8 1
Philadelphia
1 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 X   9 13 1
Standings thru 7/26/09  |  Recap: STL | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Phillies stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .304
Lugo, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .317
Pujols, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .325
Holliday, LF 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 .297
Ludwick, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .275
Ankiel, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .236
DeRosa, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .266
LaRue, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
  b-Thurston, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229
Wellemeyer, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .108
  Reyes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Rasmus, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259
  Hawksworth, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 8 2 1 7 13  

a-Struck out for Reyes in the 7th. b-Popped out for LaRue in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lugo (6, Blanton), Holliday (27, Blanton), Ankiel (19, Lidge).
HR: DeRosa (17, 5th inning off Blanton, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Schumaker; Lugo 3; Pujols; Holliday 2; Ankiel 2; DeRosa 5.
RBI: Holliday (57), DeRosa (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick 2; Schumaker; Thurston.
SF: Holliday.
GIDP: Ludwick; Pujols.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Lugo (8, throw).
DP: (Pujols-Lugo).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 .237
Victorino, CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .320
Utley, 2B 4 2 3 2 0 1 1 .305
Howard, 1B 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 .266
Ibanez, LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .305
  Mayberry, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189
Stairs, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
  Werth, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Feliz, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .298
Bako, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .211
Blanton, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .033
  a-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 9 13 9 1 6 10  

a-Popped out for Blanton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bako (2, Wellemeyer).
HR: Utley (22, 3rd inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 1 out), Howard (25, 5th inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 1 out), Rollins (10, 6th inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 2 out), Ibanez (26, 7th inning off Hawksworth, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Rollins 4; Victorino 2; Utley 6; Howard 6; Ibanez 4; Feliz 2; Bako 2.
RBI: Howard 3 (75), Utley 2 (69), Rollins 2 (45), Ibanez 2 (73).
2-out RBI: Rollins 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ibanez; Rollins 2.
SAC: Blanton.
SF: Howard.
GIDP: Ibanez.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Feliz (9, fielding).
DP: 2 (Feliz-Utley-Howard 2).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer (L, 7-9) 5.2 11 7 5 1 3 3 5.79
Reyes 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Hawksworth 2.0 2 2 2 0 2 1 3.86
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton (W, 7-4) 8.0 7 2 2 1 6 1 4.11
Lidge 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.00

WP: Blanton.
Pitches-strikes: Wellemeyer 98-63, Reyes 3-3, Hawksworth 26-16, Blanton 108-77, Lidge 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wellemeyer 7-5, Reyes 0-0, Hawksworth 1-1, Blanton 8-4, Lidge 0-1.
Batters faced: Wellemeyer 29, Reyes 1, Hawksworth 8, Blanton 31, Lidge 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:37.
Att: 45,271.
July 26, 2009

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