St. Louis 4, Atlanta 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 9, 2011 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Cory Blaser,
Attendance - 37129

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 0
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 84-61 44-28 40-33 L1
St. Louis 77-67 39-34 38-33 W3

Recap


Albert Pujols tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning and Nick Punto lifted a sacrifice fly in the 10th as the host St. Louis Cardinals pulled within 6 1/2 games of the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild card race with a 4-3 victory on Friday.

Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman started the 10th with singles off Scott Linebrink (4-3) and after a sacrifice, Skip Schumaker was walked intentionally before Punto drilled a fly ball to center field. Holliday scored easily as the Cardinals climbed within seven games of Milwaukee in the NL Central with 18 to play.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before Pujols' single. The hit ended Kimbrel's scoreless innings streak at 38 1/3 and his run of consecutive successful save opportunities at 25.

Jason Motte (4-2) notched the win with a perfect 10th.

Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman hit run-scoring doubles in the first to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead. Holliday plated a run in the bottom of the inning to halve the deficit, but Michael Bourn restored the two-run advantage with an RBI triple in the ninth.

Bourn collected four hits for Atlanta, which fell 11 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   St. Louis
Randall Delgado Player Edwin Jackson
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 7
1.80 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Atlanta   St. Louis
Michael Bourn Player Lance Berkman
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
6 TB 3
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 10 0 14 .256 19 8 3 2 2 0
St. Louis 13 0 13 .371 17 5 4 6 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .544 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Braves have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .590 after a loss.
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