Aaron Cook threw 76 pitches -- 50 for strikes -- over five innings Friday night. (Jack Dempsey/AP)
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
Yorvit Torrealba lifted a game-winning sacrifice fly to right field in the ninth to defeat the Cardinals and help the Rockies maintain their 3 1/2-game lead over the Braves for the NL Wild Card. Aaron Cook hurled five scoreless innings in his return.
Game Scores: Carpenter, C , Cook . 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