St. Louis 9, Baltimore 6

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 28340

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 9 14 1
Baltimore 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 6 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 44-38 21-18 23-20 W3
Baltimore 35-43 22-22 13-21 L3

Recap

Lance Berkman homered twice to reach 20 on the season as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep with a 9-6 road victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.

Ryan Theriot and Tony Cruz each added two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals, who have won three straight for the first time since taking four in a row from June 3-7.

St. Louis made up three games on the slumping Milwaukee Brewers during the series to move back into a tie for first place in the National League Central.

Baltimore lefthander Brian Matusz (1-4) continued to struggle, allowing eight runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old has lost four starts in a row, posting a 13.50 ERA over that span.

The Cardinals grabbed a pair of runs on a single and an sacrifice fly in the second before adding a two-run blast from Berkman in the third. Theriot singled in a run iin front of Jon Jay, who blasted a three-run shot to the opposite field in left to end Matusz’s night.

Jaime Garcia (7-3) stuck around long enough to get the win and Fernando Salas picked up his 13th save of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Baltimore
Jaime Garcia Player Brian Matusz
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 3.1
3 Strikeouts 2
10 Hits 9
8.44 ERA 21.60
Hitting
St. Louis   Baltimore
Jon Jay Player Robert Andino
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 14 3 26 .368 14 5 9 3 0 1
Baltimore 15 2 21 .385 18 6 6 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Orioles have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .372 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .538 after a loss.
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