St. Louis 2, Cleveland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 9, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Wegner, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Mike Winters,
Attendance - 41694

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 31-27 16-16 15-11 L1
St. Louis 31-29 14-12 17-17 W1

Recap

Cardinals 2, Indians 0: Kyle Lohse pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and Carlos Beltran hit his NL-leading 17th homer as host St. Louis evened this interleague series.

Lohse (6-1) scattered three hits, striking out four, in getting his first decision in his last six starts.

Beltran’s third-inning blast to center off Justin Masterson (2-6) traveled 410 feet. Masterson allowed one run on five hits over seven innings, but Cleveland lost for the sixth time in his last seven starts.

Indians center fielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, longest in the majors.

St. Louis won for just the sixth time in 19 all-time meetings with Cleveland since interleague play began in 1997. The Indians fell to 3-2 on their nine-game road trip.

The Cards got an eighth-inning insurance run when Shane Robinson doubled and came around on Rafael Furcal's sacrifice fly. Jason Motte earned his 11th save in 14 chances with a perfect ninth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brantley’s 17-game hitting streak is Cleveland’s longest since Brantley had a 19-gamer in 2010. … The Cardinals had dropped seven of 10 coming in. ... St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina was moved up to the No. 3 spot and went 1-for-3 with a walk. He was caught stealing to end the sixth, the first time he's been thrown out in six tries this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   St. Louis
Justin Masterson Player Kyle Lohse
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.2
6 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 3
1.29 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Cleveland   St. Louis
Michael Brantley Player Carlos Beltran
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 3 0 3 .100 9 4 0 2 0 0
St. Louis 7 1 13 .250 7 6 2 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Indians have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .593 after a loss.