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Cards can't clinch
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Rockies 2, Cardinals 1
Matt Holliday went 1-for-4 in his return to Coors Field on Friday night. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Chris Carpenter allowed the Rockies to score just one run over his seven strong innings, and Ryan Ludwick hit a tying homer in the seventh, but the 'pen allowed a run in the ninth as the Cards' magic number in the NL Central remained at one.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (89-65)
Lost 2
Colorado 2, St. Louis 1   COL
Colorado (87-67)
Won 1
September 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 8 0
Colorado
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 6 0
Standings thru 9/25/09  |  Recap: STL | COL  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Rockies stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .305
Ryan, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .289
Pujols, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .331
Holliday, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .312
Rasmus, C, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .256
  McClellan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ludwick, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .271
DeRosa, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .256
Molina, Y, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Carpenter, C, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .150
  Miller, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lugo, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Totals 34 1 8 1 0 6 10  

BATTING
HR: Ludwick (21, 7th inning off Contreras, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pujols 2; Ryan; Schumaker 2; Ludwick 4; DeRosa; Holliday.
RBI: Ludwick (90).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Holliday 2.
GIDP: Holliday.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (DeRosa-Schumaker-Pujols, Schumaker-Ryan-Pujols).

 
Colorado AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gonzalez, C, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .278
Fowler, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Helton, 1B 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .317
  1-McCoy, M, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tulowitzki, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .291
Hawpe, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .283
  d-Giambi, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .206
Torrealba, C 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .285
Stewart, I, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .232
Barmes, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
Cook, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .116
  a-Young, E, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .265
  Contreras, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Betancourt, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Smith, S, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
  c-Spilborghs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .245
  Street, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 26 2 6 2 4 4 8  

a-Walked for Cook in the 5th. b-Batted for Betancourt, R in the 8th. c-Struck out for Smith, S in the 8th. d-Singled for Hawpe in the 9th.
1-Ran for Helton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, C (13, Carpenter, C).
TB: Tulowitzki 2; Giambi; Torrealba; Stewart, I; Gonzalez, C 2.
RBI: Helton (81), Torrealba (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stewart, I.
SAC: Fowler.
SF: Helton; Torrealba.
GIDP: Barmes, Hawpe.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Young, E (3, 2nd base by Carpenter, C/Molina, Y).

FIELDING
DP: (Barmes-Tulowitzki-Helton).

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carpenter, C 7.0 5 1 1 3 2 0 2.30
Miller, T (L, 4-1) 1.0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2.14
McClellan 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.76
 
Colorado IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cook 5.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 4.32
Contreras (BS, 1) 2.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 5.13
Betancourt, R 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.91
Street (W, 4-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.83

Miller, T pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Carpenter, C 101-58, Miller, T 16-9, McClellan 7-5, Cook 76-50, Contreras 21-16, Betancourt, R 16-11, Street 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carpenter, C 10-6, Miller, T 1-0, McClellan 1-1, Cook 12-2, Contreras 3-0, Betancourt, R 1-0, Street 2-0.
Batters faced: Carpenter, C 26, Miller, T 4, McClellan 3, Cook 19, Contreras 8, Betancourt, R 4, Street 3.
Inherited runners-scored: McClellan 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 48,847.
Venue: Coors Field.
September 25, 2009
September 25, 2009

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