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Cardinals aim for second straight win vs. Braves

Jul 21, 2007 - 2:15 PM St. Louis (44-49) at Atlanta (51-46) 7:05 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Looking to build some semblance of momentum, the St. Louis Cardinals will continue their four-game series with the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

The defending World Series champion, St. Louis has been unable to put together any long stretch of winning baseball this season, having put together only one four-game winning streak and only three streaks as long as three games. However, the Cardinals have won four of their last six.

The Cardinals will send Braden Looper (7-7, 4.60 ERA) to the mound after he won for the first time since May 24 on Monday against one of his former teams, the Florida Marlins. He allowed two runs and five hits in a 5-3 victory in Florida, snapping a personal four-game losing streak over six starts that included a stint on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Looper will make his first career start against the Braves, but has pitched 53 relief appearances against them, going 4-2 with a 4.07 ERA and eight saves.

Atlanta will answer with Buddy Carlyle (4-2, 4.00), who is in the midst of a three-game winning streak over his last four starts in part due to his 1.73 ERA over that span. Sunday's 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates was his latest triumph, as he yielded just one solo homer and four hits over eight frames.

The righthander has made just one career appearance without a decision against St. Louis, throwing a scoreless inning against in 2000 as a member of the San Diego Padres.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 10 0
    ATLANTA 1 3 3 7 0 0 0 0 x 14 19 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: STL - BRADEN LOOPER, TROY CATE (3RD), TROY PERCIVAL (4TH), RUSS
    SPRINGER (6TH), RANDY FLORES (7TH) AND GARY BENNETT
    ATL - BUDDY CARLYLE, WILFREDO LEDEZMA (7TH), OSC

    Jul 21 10:28 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY CHRIS DUNCAN SCORED SO TAGUCHI.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S SCHUMAKER ON SECOND, A MILES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 6
    ATLANTA 14 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R LUDWICK (.252, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 9:50 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SKIP SCHUMAKER SCORED BRENDAN RYAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, S SCHUMAKER ON FIRST, A MILES ON SECOND, S
    TAGUCHI ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 5
    ATLANTA 14 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R SPRINGER (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 9:45 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY CHRIS WOODWARD ALLOWED GARY BENNETT TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A MILES ON FIRST, S TAGUCHI ON SECOND, B
    RYAN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 4
    ATLANTA 14 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: S SCHUMAKER (.306, 1-FOR-3)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 9:43 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CHIPPER JONES (16) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF TROY PERCIVAL SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3, ATLANTA 14
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A JONES (.216, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:57 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED WILLIE HARRIS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3
    ATLANTA 12 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.344, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:57 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY WILLIE HARRIS SCORED KELLY JOHNSON, SCOTT THORMAN
    AND BUDDY CARLYLE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, W HARRIS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3
    ATLANTA 11 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E RENTERIA (.332, 2-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:53 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BUDDY CARLYLE SCORED JEFF FRANCOEUR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B CARLYLE ON FIRST, S THORMAN ON SECOND, K
    JOHNSON ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3
    ATLANTA 8 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: W HARRIS (.328, 3-FOR-3, 3 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:50 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CHRIS DUNCAN (19) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF BUDDY CARLYLE SCORED ALBERT PUJOLS.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3, ATLANTA 7
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: J EDMONDS (.238, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:34 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED WILLIE HARRIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    ATLANTA 7 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.342, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:21 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY WILLIE HARRIS SCORED KELLY JOHNSON AND BUDDY
    CARLYLE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W HARRIS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    ATLANTA 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E RENTERIA (.331, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:15 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY AARON MILES SCORED BRENDAN RYAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    ATLANTA 4 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: S SCHUMAKER (.301, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 8:02 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHIPPER JONES SCORED BUDDY CARLYLE AND WILLIE
    HARRIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C JONES ON FIRST, E RENTERIA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: A JONES (.217, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 7:51 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WILLIE HARRIS SCORED SCOTT THORMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W HARRIS ON FIRST, B CARLYLE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E RENTERIA (.329, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 7:42 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN MCCANN SCORED WILLIE HARRIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MCCANN ON FIRST, C JONES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 0
    ATLANTA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.291, 10 HR, 65 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BravesJul 21 7:23 PM