7:05 PM ET, June 14, 2010
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Ludwick erupts to propel Cardinals as Pujols plays on after ball to head
Adam Wainwright Fast Facts
• Adam Wainwright became the third nine-game winner in the National League this season, joining Ubaldo Jimenez (12-1) and Mike Pelfrey.
• Wainwright is 6-0 at home this year, tied with Tyler Clippard for the best home W-L record in MLB.
• Monday was Wainwright's 21st consecutive quality start at home. He tied an MLB record shared by Larry Dierker, and Hall of Famers Gaylord Perry and Robin Roberts.
• Wainwright retired 7-of-9 batters (78 percent) when he got behind 2-0, 2-1 or in any 3-ball count Monday. The MLB average is just 54 percent.
The Mariners are 15-17 at home and 9-23 on the road. ... Entering the game, Ludwick had a single and no RBIs in 13 career at-bats against Seattle. ... Wainwright is 55-28 in 100 career starts with St. Louis. ... Suzuki has 245 interleague hits for fifth on the career list, one more than Ivan Rodriguez.
ST. LOUIS - JUNE 14: Starting pitcher Luke French #25 of the Seattle Mariners throws a pitch against the St. Louis...(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||I Suzuki homered to right (429 feet).||1||0|
|1st||J Lopez grounded out to second, C Figgins scored.||2||0|
|1st||R Ludwick homered to left (405 feet), M Holliday and A Pujols scored.||2||3|
|3rd||R Ludwick hit sacrifice fly to center, M Holliday scored.||2||4|
|5th||D Freese grounded into fielder's choice to third, A Pujols and R Ludwick scored on throwing error by third baseman J Lopez, D Freese to second advancing on play.||2||6|
|5th||C Rasmus homered to center (419 feet), D Freese scored.||2||8|
|8th||C Figgins grounded out to shortstop, M Saunders scored, I Suzuki to third.||3||8|
|8th||A Pujols singled to left, B Ryan scored, M Holliday to second.||3||9|
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|Stadium||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO|
|Attendance||36,113 (82.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||87 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Ed Hickox|
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