St. Louis 3, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 5, 2011 2:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 40701

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 23-34 12-19 11-15 L6
St. Louis 36-25 18-12 18-13 W3

Recap


Albert Pujols hit a walk-off home run in extra innings for the second day in a row as the St. Louis Cardinals came from behind to complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Chicago Cubs, 3-2, in 10 innings on Sunday.

For the second straight day, Cubs manager Mike Quade elected to pitch to Pujols with the bases empty in extra innings. Again, the decision burned him. Pujols led off the 10th against Rodrigo Lopez (0-1) and drove a 2-1 fastball over the inside part of the plate into the left field seats for his 13th homer.

Pujols homered four times and went 6-for-11 with seven RBIs in the three-game series.

St. Louis was down to its final strike in the bottom of the ninth when Ryan Theriot turned on a slider from Carlos Marmol and sent a double down the left field line, scoring pinch runner Tony Cruz all the way from first with the tying run.

The late-inning fireworks obscured a pitchers duel between starters Chris Carpenter and Carlos Zambrano. Carpenter went the first nine innings for the Cardinals before yielding to Fernando Salas (3-0), who pitched a perfect 10th to grab the win.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Carlos Zambrano Player Chris Carpenter
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 9.0
3 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 7
1.29 ERA 2.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   St. Louis
Aramis Ramirez Player Albert Pujols
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 0 8 .194 11 7 2 2 0 1
St. Louis 8 1 12 .229 18 7 3 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .654 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Cubs have a W/L % of .217 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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