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Pujols looks to power Cardinals to sweep

Aug 16, 2007 - 1:33 PM St Louis (57-60) at Milwaukee (62-58) 2:05 pm EDT

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Albert Pujols hopes to help the St. Louis Cardinals inch closer in the National League Central Division race when they face the Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three-game series Thursday afternoon.

Pujols blasted a solo home run in the first inning of Wednesday's 8-3 triumph over the Brewers, which pulled the Cardinals to with 3 1/2 games of the division leaders. Pujols is batting .318 with 25 home runs and 76 RBI this season.

St. Louis, which has won four straight and seven of its last nine contests, will send Adam Wainwright (10-9, 4.21 ERA) to the mound. The 25-year-old righthander hurled a complete game, yielding two runs in a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.

Milwaukee will counter with Dave Bush (9-8, 5.07), who is winless in his last four starts but did record a victory on July 31 as a reliever. The 27-year-old Bush gave up four runs and 11 hits to the Houston Astros in Friday's 5-4 loss.

The Brewers have lost three straight games and lead the second-place Chicago Cubs by 1 1/2 games in the NL Central.

Milwaukee also has lost five consecutive contests with St. Louis and is 5-6 this season vs. the defending world champions.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 8 9 0
    MILWAUKEE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: STL - ADAM WAINWRIGHT, RYAN FRANKLIN (8TH), TROY PERCIVAL (9TH) AND
    YADIER MOLINA
    MIL - DAVE BUSH, SCOTT LINEBRINK (8TH), DERRICK TURNBOW
    (9TH), FRANCISCO CORDERO

    Aug 16 5:02 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY GEOFF JENKINS ALLOWED RYAN LUDWICK TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B RYAN ON SECOND, A PUJOLS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 8
    MILWAUKEE 0 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: S TAGUCHI (.298, 2 HR, 19 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BrewersAug 16 4:52 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALBERT PUJOLS SCORED DAVID ECKSTEIN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A PUJOLS ON FIRST, R LUDWICK ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 7
    MILWAUKEE 0 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: J EDMONDS (.254, 0-FOR-4)

    Cardinals vs. BrewersAug 16 4:47 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID ECKSTEIN SCORED SO TAGUCHI, YADIER MOLINA
    AND RICK ANKIEL.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D ECKSTEIN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 6
    MILWAUKEE 0 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R LUDWICK (.253, 1-FOR-4)

    Cardinals vs. BrewersAug 16 4:42 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY YADIER MOLINA (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF DAVE BUSH SCORED SCOTT ROLEN.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3, MILWAUKEE 0
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A WAINWRIGHT (.256, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals vs. BrewersAug 16 3:15 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY YADIER MOLINA (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF DAVE BUSH.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1, MILWAUKEE 0
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A WAINWRIGHT (.262, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Cardinals vs. BrewersAug 16 2:36 PM