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Grand finale
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Cardinals 5, Reds 2
Albert Pujols is inundated with high-fives after smacking his 38th homer. (Tom Gannam/AP)
Chris Carpenter, who fanned 10 in seven frames, and Albert Pujols, who clocked his 38th homer, teamed up to deliver the Cards a series victory in the rubber match. The win, coupled with a Cubs loss to the Phils, extended the Redbirds' lead in the NL Central to a season-high four games.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (49-64)
Lost 1
St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2   STL
St. Louis (64-52)
Won 1
August 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 9 1
St. Louis
3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 8/12/09  |  Recap: CIN | STL  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Cardinals stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Dickerson, LF 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .272
Taveras, W, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 .236
Votto, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .318
Phillips, 2B 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .264
Balentien, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .235
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .213
Sutton, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .172
  Burton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Gomes, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .259
  Masset, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Nix, L, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Tatum, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .148
Bailey, H, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fisher, C, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Rosales, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .217
Totals 36 2 9 2 1 11 11  

a-Struck out for Burton in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Rhodes in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rosales (8, Carpenter, C).
TB: Taveras, W; Phillips; Dickerson 3; Votto 2; Rosales 2; Balentien.
RBI: Phillips 2 (74).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, Al 2; Taveras, W.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Bailey, H (1, throw).

 
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .294
Ryan, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .286
Pujols, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 .327
Holliday, LF 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 .320
Ludwick, RF 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .267
Ankiel, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 .232
  a-Lugo, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .310
  Rasmus, C, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
DeRosa, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .256
Molina, Y, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
Carpenter, C, P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 5 10 3 1 7 12  

a-Struck out for Ankiel in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Holliday (31, Fisher, C).
HR: Pujols (38, 3rd inning off Fisher, C, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pujols 5; Ryan 2; Schumaker 2; Ludwick; Holliday 4.
RBI: Holliday (71), Pujols (102), Ludwick (73).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa 3.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Holliday (6, 2nd base by Masset/Tatum).

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bailey, H (L, 2-4) 0.0 3 3 2 0 0 0 7.48
Fisher, C 4.1 6 2 2 0 4 1 2.95
Burton 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.72
Masset 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Rhodes 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.08
 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter, C (W, 12-3) 7.0 8 2 2 0 10 0 2.27
Miller, T (H, 9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.08
McClellan (H, 11) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.96
Franklin (S, 28) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.20

Bailey, H pitched to 3 batters in the 1st.

Game Scores: Bailey, H , Carpenter, C .
Pitches-strikes: Bailey, H 12-8, Fisher, C 58-41, Burton 26-13, Masset 12-6, Rhodes 13-10, Carpenter, C 105-75, Miller, T 6-4, McClellan 11-7, Franklin 16-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bailey, H 0-0, Fisher, C 3-2, Burton 1-3, Masset 1-0, Rhodes 0-2, Carpenter, C 9-1, Miller, T 0-1, McClellan 0-1, Franklin 2-1.
Batters faced: Bailey, H 3, Fisher, C 19, Burton 6, Masset 3, Rhodes 3, Carpenter, C 29, Miller, T 1, McClellan 3, Franklin 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Fisher, C 1-1, Burton 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 2:44.
Att: 40,328.
Venue: Busch Stadium.
August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009

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