Adam Wainwright allowed three runs on 10 hits over eight innings Saturday. (Getty Images)
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
Behind Adam Wainwright's 11 strikeouts over eight innings and Jason LaRue's go-ahead homer in the seventh, the Cardinals clinched their fourth National League Central title in six years with a thrilling win over the Rox on Saturday.
Game Scores: Wainwright , Jimenez, U . Pitches-strikes: Wainwright 130-89, Franklin 21-12, Jimenez, U 113-73, Contreras 10-5, Daley 13-10. Groundouts-flyouts: Wainwright 7-2, Franklin 2-0, Jimenez, U 8-0, Contreras 1-1, Daley 1-1. Batters faced: Wainwright 36, Franklin 5, Jimenez, U 28, Contreras 4, Daley 5. Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna.
1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Mike Winters. Weather: 84 degrees, clear. Wind: 11 mph, In
from LF. T: 3:04. Att: 47,741. Venue: Coors Field. September 26, 2009 September 26, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner