St. Louis 3, Miami 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 7, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 106°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 41312

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 41-43 22-22 19-21 L1
St. Louis 45-40 22-20 23-20 W1

Recap


Cardinals 3, Marlins 2: Backup catcher Tony Cruz hit an opposite-field two-run triple and Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings as host St. Louis evened its series with Miami, which lost slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a knee injury.

Stanton, who started for the first time in five days, aggravated the injury and left in the third inning. The team announced after the game that Stanton, who was supposed to play in Tuesday's All-Star Game, will undergo knee surgery and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Cruz, starting because All-Star Yadier Molina is on the bereavement list, put the Cardinals ahead 3-2 in the fourth with his triple down the right-field line.

Lohse (9-2) allowed two runs on three hits, striking out four and walking one. Jason Motte worked around two ninth-inning singles for his 20th save.

Marlins right fielder Justin Ruggiano homered for the fourth time in six games, a two-run shot that extended his hitting streak to 10 games. The no-doubt shot in the second inning scored Stanton.

Carlos Zambrano (4-7) allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings, falling to 12-8 lifetime against the Cardinals.

Cards left fielder Matt Holliday went 1-for-3 with a walk to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: It was 106 degrees at first pitch and 120 degrees on the field at Busch Stadium. … Miami (41-43) saw its three-game win streak end and failed in its bid to get to .500 for the first time since June 17. … Cruz entered the game with a .186 average.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   St. Louis
Carlos Zambrano Player Kyle Lohse
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 3
5.40 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Miami   St. Louis
Justin Ruggiano Player Allen Craig
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 5
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 6 1 10 .182 7 6 2 1 0 1
St. Louis 8 0 12 .250 22 8 3 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Miami. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .512 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Marlins have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .442 after a loss.