St. Louis 4, San Diego 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 21, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt,
Attendance - 40360

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 16-27 12-16 4-11 L1
St. Louis 23-19 10-8 13-11 W1

Recap

Cardinals 4, Padres 3: Tyler Greene hit a two-run homer off Andrew Cashner with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Cardinals rallied to beat the visiting Padres.

Greene’s homer came after the Padres took the lead in the top half of the inning on Jesus Guzman’s two-out, two-run double off Jason Motte.

One of three Cardinal relievers used in the eighth inning, Motte (3-1) retired the Padres in order in the ninth inning.

St. Louis snapped its four-game losing streak and won for the first time in 16 games when trailing after seven innings.

Down a run in the seventh, the Cardinals evened the score on Rafael Furcal’s RBI single and moved ahead when Matt Carpenter’s groundout scored Jaime Garcia.

Cashner (2-3) took the loss in relief of Clayton Richard, who allowed two runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Garcia gave up seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over seven innings for the Cardinals.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Padres P Cory Luebke will have reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season ... Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks … Garcia entered the game with 15 consecutive scoreless innings against the Padres … Carpenter started at third base in place of David Freese, who is 3-for-18 in his last five games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   St. Louis
Clayton Richard Player Jaime Garcia
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 7
2.45 ERA 2.57
Hitting
San Diego   St. Louis
Yonder Alonso Player Tyler Greene
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 8 0 11 .250 13 8 3 2 1 1
St. Louis 9 1 14 .273 12 4 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Padres have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .370 after a loss.