4:05 PM ET, June 17, 2007
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
• Summary: Former Athletics draftee Ryan Ludwick went 3-for-5, hit a three-run home run and finished with a career-high five RBis to spark the Cardinals to their fifth win in six games against the Athletics.
• Streak rolls on: Juan Encarnacion was 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. He also scored twice.
• Close-scoring series: The Cardinals took two of three games from the A's, but St. Louis outscored Oakland 28-26 in the series.
• Figure this: Oakland made three errors in a game for the fourth time this year and first since May 13.
• Quotable: "It's nice. Any time you can get back at your old team, there's a little extra emotion behind it. The most important part is getting two out of three here, coming back home .500 on the road trip. It's big for us. Hopefully we can keep the ball rolling." -- Ludwick
-- ESPN.com news services
Cardinals 10, Athletics 6
The A's dropped their first series since May 25-27 at Baltimore. ... Oakland made three errors in a game for the fourth time this year and first since May 13. ... A's third baseman Eric Chavez missed his second straight game with soreness on the left side of his rib cage area. Marco Scutaro played in Chavez's place for the second straight day. ... The A's drew a sellout crowd of 35,077, including 1,000 standing-room only tickets.
Regular Season Series
|1st||S Spiezio homered to left.||1||0|
|1st||J Cust homered to center, T Buck and M Ellis scored.||1||3|
|1st||B Crosby doubled to deep right center, S Stewart scored, B Crosby to third advancing on throw.||1||4|
|1st||J Kendall doubled to deep left, B Crosby scored, M Scutaro to third.||1||5|
|2nd||G Bennett hit sacrifice fly to center, R Ludwick scored.||2||5|
|4th||B Ryan singled to left, R Ludwick scored.||3||5|
|4th||S Taguchi singled to center, B Ryan scored.||4||5|
|7th||S Rolen singled to right, A Pujols scored, J Encarnacion to second.||5||5|
|7th||R Ludwick homered to left, J Encarnacion and S Rolen scored.||8||5|
|7th||B Crosby doubled to deep left, J Cust scored.||8||6|
|8th||R Ludwick singled to left, A Pujols and J Encarnacion scored, S Rolen to second.||10||6|
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|Stadium||O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA|
|Attendance||35,077 (100% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Jim Reynolds|