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Wainwright stars as Cardinals rout Braves

Aug 23, 2008 - 5:45 AM ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Adam Wainwright did it all in his return from the disabled list.

The righthander pitched well in his first start since June 7 and added three hits as the St. Louis Cardinals thrashed the Atlanta Braves, 18-3, on Friday.

St. Louis pounded out a season-high 26 hits, with each starter tallying at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored.

Yadier Molina led the charge with four hits and four RBI while Albert Pujols added three and three. Skip Schumaker and Ryan

Ludwick each had two hits and scored three times.

"Everything fell," Ludwick said. "It was just one of those games. We'll take it. We need it. We need every win we can get. Anytime you can put a lot of runs on the board, obviously it's going to help out the starting pitching. It gives them a little breathing room."

Wainwright (7-3) was solid in his return from a sprained right middle finger that landed him on the disabled list for 2 1/2 months. The righthander tossed six effective innings, allowing one run and five hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

"It's something that I can build on, for sure, and I'm glad to be back here, which is the main thing," Wainwright said. "We won the game. My adrenaline was going crazy before the game and I tried to keep it in check the best that I could. Luckily, my team picked me up huge tonight and made my job a little bit easier. So, all the credit goes to them. Anybody could have pitched today."

St. Louis got to Charlie Morton (3-8) for four runs in the second inning. After leaving the bases loaded in the first, Morton walked three and gave up four hits, including a two-run double by Pujols, in the second while only recording one out before being lifted.

"That kind of thing sets the tone for the rest of the game," Morton said. "The fact that I go an inning and a third. The first game of the series, you like to come in and have a good start for the series. There's very little positive and a lot of negative. I couldn't locate the pitches. The adjustments that I was trying to make weren't working."

Atlanta's bullpen did not fair any better.

Vladimir Nunez allowed two more runs in 2 2/3 innings and Matt DeSalvo was tagged for eight hits, including five run-scoring singles, and six runs in one frame. Blaine Boyer and Julian Tavarez each surrendered three runs in just an inning.

Molina delivered RBI singles in the fifth and eighth innings while plating two with a base hit in the sixth. Rick Ankiel drove in three runs and Troy Glaus added two RBI.

Pinch hitter Greg Norton hit a solo homer while Kelly Johnson and Brandon Jones added RBI hits in the ninth for the Braves.

"There's too many bad games to good games," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "They are a great hitting team and Charlie didn't have much left and much control. We can't be down in the first and second inning."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 10 0
    ST LOUIS 0 4 0 2 6 3 0 3 x 18 26 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ATL - CHARLIE MORTON, VLADIMIR NUNEZ (2ND), MATT DESALVO (5TH),
    BLAINE BOYER (6TH), JEFF BENNETT (7TH), JULIAN TAVAREZ (8TH)
    AND BRIAN MCCANN, CLINT SAMMONS (6TH)


    Aug 22 11:24 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRANDON JONES SCORED KELLY JOHNSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B JONES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3
    ST LOUIS 18 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: G BLANCO (.257, 1-FOR-4)

    Braves 3, Cardinals 18  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 22 11:22 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KELLY JOHNSON SCORED OMAR INFANTE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K JOHNSON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 2
    ST LOUIS 18 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B JONES (.273, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves 2, Cardinals 18  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 22 11:20 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CESAR IZTURIS SCORED YADIER MOLINA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C IZTURIS ON FIRST, J PINEIRO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 18 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: S SCHUMAKER (.311, 2-FOR-5, BB, RBI)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 18  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 22 11:12 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY JOEL PINEIRO SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PINEIRO ON SECOND, Y MOLINA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 17 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: C IZTURIS (.256, 3-FOR-4, SAC)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 17  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 22 11:11 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY YADIER MOLINA SCORED BRIAN BARTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y MOLINA ON FIRST, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 16 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: J PINEIRO (.093, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 16  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 22 11:08 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY YADIER MOLINA SCORED BRIAN BARTON AND FELIPE
    LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, Y MOLINA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 15 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A WAINWRIGHT (.273, 3-FOR-4, RBI)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 15  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 22 10:34 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FELIPE LOPEZ SCORED AARON MILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, B BARTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 13 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: Y MOLINA (.304, 2-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 13  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 22 10:32 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADAM WAINWRIGHT SCORED TROY GLAUS.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, A WAINWRIGHT ON FIRST, Y MOLINA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 12 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: C IZTURIS (.254, 2-FOR-2, SAC)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 12  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 22 10:06 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY YADIER MOLINA SCORED RICK ANKIEL.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, Y MOLINA ON FIRST, T GLAUS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 11 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A WAINWRIGHT (.256, 2-FOR-3)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 11  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 22 10:05 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROY GLAUS SCORED ALBERT PUJOLS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T GLAUS ON FIRST, R ANKIEL ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 10 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: F LOPEZ (.242, 0-FOR-3)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 10  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 22 10:01 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RICK ANKIEL SCORED SKIP SCHUMAKER AND RYAN
    LUDWICK.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R ANKIEL ON FIRST, A PUJOLS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 9 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T GLAUS (.276, 1-FOR-1, 2 BB, RBI)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 9  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 22 10:01 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN LUDWICK SCORED CESAR IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R LUDWICK ON FIRST, S SCHUMAKER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    ST LOUIS 7 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A PUJOLS (.353, 3-FOR-3, 3 RBI)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 7  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 22 9:56 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GREG NORTON (5) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF ADAM WAINWRIGHT.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1, ST LOUIS 6
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: G BLANCO (.259, 1-FOR-2)

    Braves 1, Cardinals 6  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 22 9:48 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RICK ANKIEL SCORED RYAN LUDWICK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A PUJOLS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    ST LOUIS 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T GLAUS (.274, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB, RBI)

    Braves 0, Cardinals 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 22 9:33 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALBERT PUJOLS SCORED SKIP SCHUMAKER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A PUJOLS ON FIRST, R LUDWICK ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    ST LOUIS 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R ANKIEL (.274, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Braves 0, Cardinals 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 22 9:31 PM
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    Braves 0, Cardinals 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 22 9:11 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO TROY GLAUS SCORED RYAN LUDWICK.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T GLAUS ON FIRST, R ANKIEL ON SECOND, A
    PUJOLS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    ST LOUIS 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: F LOPEZ (.243, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves 0, Cardinals 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 22 9:01 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALBERT PUJOLS SCORED ADAM WAINWRIGHT AND SKIP
    SCHUMAKER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A PUJOLS ON SECOND, R LUDWICK ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    ST LOUIS 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R ANKIEL (.274, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves 0, Cardinals 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 22 8:57 PM


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    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SKIP SCHUMAKER SCORED YADIER MOLINA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S SCHUMAKER ON FIRST, A WAINWRIGHT ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    ST LOUIS 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R LUDWICK (.306, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Braves 0, Cardinals 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 22 8:53 PM