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Debut sets record
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Cardinals 5, Padres 2
Albert Pujols secured his fifth 40-homer season on Sunday. (Denis Poroy/AP)
John Smoltz dazzled in his Cards debut, shutting down the Padres on three hits over five scoreless innings while setting a club record with seven straight strikeouts. Albert Pujols belted his 40th homer and was in the middle of a mild incident in which the benches emptied after the sixth.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (72-54)
Won 2
St. Louis 5, San Diego 2   SD
San Diego (52-74)
Lost 2
August 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   5 10 1
San Diego
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 7 1
Standings thru 8/23/09  |  Recap: STL | SD  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Padres stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 .296
Ryan, B, SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 .296
Pujols, 1B 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 .317
Holliday, LF 3 0 0 1 2 0 3 .313
Ludwick, RF 5 0 2 2 0 2 4 .265
Ankiel, CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 7 .234
DeRosa, 3B 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 .259
Molina, C 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 .292
Smoltz, P 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .200
  Hawksworth, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reyes, De, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Thurston, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
  b-Lugo, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .292
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Franklin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 5 10 5 8 6 28  

a-Batted for Reyes, De in the 7th. b-Grounded into a double play for Thurston in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (40, 4th inning off Mujica, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Molina; Ryan, B 2; Ludwick 2; DeRosa; Pujols 4; Schumaker 2; Smoltz.
RBI: Ryan, B (27), Holliday (81), Ludwick 2 (77), Pujols (106).
2-out RBI: Ryan, B; Holliday; Ludwick 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ankiel 3; Ryan, B.
GIDP: Lugo.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Ryan, B (7, missed catch).
DP: (Schumaker-Ryan, B-Pujols).

 
San Diego AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, E, SS 5 1 2 0 0 2 3 .272
Gwynn Jr., CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .272
Gonzalez, A, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .272
Headley, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .253
Kouzmanoff, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .258
Venable, RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .272
Hundley, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .217
Rodriguez, L, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .212
Carrillo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mujica, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667
  a-Blanks, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247
  Burke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Thatcher, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Eckstein, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
  Gregerson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Salazar, O, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .328
Totals 34 2 7 2 3 11 24  

a-Struck out for Mujica in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Thatcher in the 7th. c-Struck out for Bell in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Venable 2 (12, Smoltz, Franklin).
HR: Hundley (5, 7th inning off Motte, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gonzalez, A; Cabrera, E 2; Venable 4; Gwynn Jr.; Hundley 4.
RBI: Gonzalez, A (74), Hundley (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Headley; Blanks; Venable; Cabrera, E 2.
GIDP: Gonzalez, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, L (6, throw).
DP: 3 (Cabrera, E-Rodriguez, L, Cabrera, E-Rodriguez, L-Gonzalez, A, Rodriguez, L-Cabrera, E).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smoltz (W, 3-5) 5.0 3 0 0 0 9 0 7.40
Hawksworth 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.73
Reyes, De (H, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.94
Motte 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.89
Miller, T (H, 12) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
Franklin (S, 32) 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1.11
 
San Diego IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carrillo (L, 1-2) 2.0 5 4 4 6 1 0 13.06
Mujica 3.0 3 1 1 0 2 1 3.31
Burke 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.08
Thatcher 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06
Gregerson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.42
Bell 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.13

Carrillo pitched to 1 batter in the 3rd.

Game Scores: Smoltz 70, Carrillo 25.
WP: Carrillo.
IBB: Pujols (by Carrillo).
Pitches-strikes: Smoltz 75-53, Hawksworth 21-11, Reyes, De 4-2, Motte 8-4, Miller, T 9-6, Franklin 33-19, Carrillo 72-36, Mujica 37-24, Burke 36-20, Thatcher 2-2, Gregerson 15-9, Bell 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Smoltz 3-2, Hawksworth 1-0, Reyes, De 1-0, Motte 1-1, Miller, T 2-1, Franklin 1-0, Carrillo 2-1, Mujica 2-3, Burke 1-2, Thatcher 1-0, Gregerson 2-0, Bell 1-0.
Batters faced: Smoltz 18, Hawksworth 5, Reyes, De 1, Motte 3, Miller, T 4, Franklin 6, Carrillo 17, Mujica 11, Burke 7, Thatcher 1, Gregerson 3, Bell 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes, De 2-0, Mujica 1-0, Thatcher 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Todd Tichenor. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 3:20.
Att: 27,435.
Venue: Petco Park.
August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009

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