7:05 PM ET, September 4, 2009
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wainwright first to 17 wins; Ludwick is 5 for 5 with two homers in Cards' win
• Ryan Ludwick had his first career five-hit game. Only two other Cardinals in the last 30 years have had five hits and five RBIs in a game: Ozzie Smith (1993) and Albert Pujols (2004).
• Pujols hit his 362nd career home run to pass Joe DiMaggio for 69th all-time.
• The Cardinals' 14 runs were a season high and their four home runs tied a season high.
• Adam Wainwright allowed six earned runs, all in the fifth inning, ending a streak of 12 straight starts where he allowed two or less runs.
• The Pirates have lost eight straight, which tied a season-high. They have three streaks of eight losses this season, all of which included games against the Cardinals.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Wainwright had made 26 consecutive starts in which he lasted at least six innings. He hadn't allowed more than two runs in any of his past 12 outings. ... The Cardinals have won 14 of Wainwright's past 18 starts, including the last six. ... Despite the Pirates' losing streak, they had actually won seven of their previous nine home games. ... Holliday's homer was his 11th in 38 games with St. Louis -- as many as he hit with Oakland before a July 24 trade. ... Ludwick now has 20 home runs.
Regular Season Series
|St. Louis leads 10-5 (as of Fri 9/4)|
|Mon 4/6||PIT 6, @STL 4||Recap|
|Tue 4/7||@STL 9, PIT 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/8||PIT 7, @STL 4||Recap|
|Thu 4/9||@STL 2, PIT 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/6||@STL 4, PIT 2||Recap|
|Thu 5/7||@STL 5, PIT 2||Recap|
|Tue 5/12||@PIT 7, STL 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/13||@PIT 5, STL 2||Recap|
|Thu 5/14||STL 5, @PIT 1||Recap|
|Fri 8/7||STL 6, @PIT 4||Recap|
|Sat 8/8||STL 5, @PIT 3||Recap|
|Sun 8/9||STL 7, @PIT 3||Recap|
|» Fri 9/4||STL 14, @PIT 7||Box Score|
|Sat 9/5||STL 2, @PIT 1||Recap|
|Sun 9/6||@PIT 6, STL 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Cardinals | Pirates|
|1st||C Rasmus safe at third on throwing error by catcher R Doumit, S Schumaker scored.||1||0|
|1st||R Ludwick doubled to deep left, C Rasmus scored.||2||0|
|3rd||M Holliday homered to center.||3||0|
|3rd||R Ludwick homered to center.||4||0|
|5th||M DeRosa singled to center, A Pujols scored, R Ludwick to third.||5||0|
|5th||G Jones singled to right, A McCutchen scored, D Young to third.||5||1|
|5th||L Milledge hit sacrifice fly to right, D Young scored.||5||2|
|5th||A LaRoche singled to center, G Jones scored, R Doumit to second.||5||3|
|5th||B Moss tripled to right, R Doumit and A LaRoche scored, B Moss scored on throwing error by second baseman S Schumaker.||5||6|
|6th||A Pujols homered to left, S Schumaker and C Rasmus scored.||8||6|
|7th||B Ryan singled to left, R Ludwick and M DeRosa scored, B Ryan out stretching at second.||10||6|
|7th||A LaRoche singled to center, L Milledge scored, R Doumit to second.||10||7|
|8th||R Ludwick homered to center, A Pujols and M Holliday scored.||13||7|
|8th||R Ankiel singled to right, M DeRosa scored, Y Molina to second.||14||7|
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|Stadium||PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA|
|Attendance||15,258 (39.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||78 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Randy Marsh|