Tyler Yates now pitching for Pirates; (T.J. Beam); (Franquelis Osoria); (Sean Burnett); (starter Ian Snell)
Ryan Franklin now pitching for Cardinals; (Kyle McClellan); (Russ Springer); (starter Joel Pineiro)
Bottom of 9th:
[Ryan Franklin relieves Kyle McClellan]
Chris Gomez hits a weak fly to shortstop Cesar Izturis for the first out.
Ryan Doumit lines a basehit up the middle, just beyond the reach of Cesar Izturis.
Jason Bay strikes out swinging for the second out.
Xavier Nady hits a long fly ball to left, left fielder Ryan Ludwick making the catch at the 383-foot marker for the last out of the game.
Top of 9th:
[Tyler Yates relieves T. J. Beam]
Troy Glaus hit a towering blast into the Cardinals bullpen in center field, the ball carrying 30 feet beyond the 410-foot marker and over the bullpen bench.
Chris Duncan hit one through the box into center field for a basehit.
[Joe Mather pinch-runs for Chris Duncan.]
Yadier Molina hit a line drive up the middle, but second baseman Chris Gomez raced over and stabbed it for the first out.
Aaron Miles laced a line drive into right field for a basehit, Duncan advancing to second base.
Adam Kennedy pinch-hits for Kyle McClellan, check-swinging a hit just beyond the reach of shortstop Jack Wilson, Joe Mather having to hustle to make it to third base to avoid getting forced out.
Cesar Izturis stikes out, not able to hold a check swing on the third strike for the second out.
Skip Schumaker hits a line shot right at center fielder Nate McClouth for the third out.
Bottom of 8th:
Luis Rivas pinch-hits for T. J. Beam, flying out to Ryan Ludwick in left field for the first out.
Jack Wilson hit long fly ball into the right-center field gap, center fielder Skip Schumaker making a diving catch for the second out.
All-Star Nate McClouth grounds out to second baseman Aaron Miles to end the inning.
Top of 8th:
Cesar Izturis hit a sinking line drive into center field, Nate McClouth coming on to make the play.
Skip Schumaker hits a hard ground to ball to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, who makes the putout unassisted for the second out.
All-Star Ryan Ludwick drove a long fly ball for a home run to dead center field, 20 feet beyond the 399-foot marker, tacking another run to extend the Cards lead to 10-6.
All-Star Albert Pujols ground out to third baseman Jose Bautista to end the inning.
Bottom of 7th:
[Kyle McClellan relieves Russ Springer.]
Xavier Nady singles into right field.
Doug Mientkiewicz pops out to shortstop Cesar Izturis for the first out.
Jose Bautista hits a line shot that first baseman Albert Pujols snags, stepping on first base to double off Nady for an unassisted double play.
Top of 7th:
[Franquelis Osoria relieves Sean Burnett]
All-Star Ryan Ludwick singles into center field.
All-Star Albert Pujols hit in leg by the pitch, advancing Ludwick to second base.
Troy Glaus rips a line drive down the left field line, doubling home Lucwick with the tying run and third base coach Jose Oquendo holding up Pujols at third base.
Chris Duncan hits through the hole on the right side, singling Pujols home with the lead run, Glaus holding up a second base.
[Osoria gets visit from Pirates’ pitching coach.]
Yadier Molina squibs one in front of the pitcher, the hit working like a sac-bunt, advancing Glaus to third base and Pujols to second base.
Aaron Miles drove a long fly ball to the wall in right-center field, clearing the bases with a triple.
[T. J. Beam relieves Franquelis Osoria]
Rick Ankiel pinch-hits for Russ Springer, flies out to right fielder Xavier Nady, who throws to home plate, catcher Ryan Doumit tagging out Aaron Miles for the third out.
Bottom of 6th:
Jose Bautista lines out to second baseman Aaron Miles for the first out.
Sean Burnett doubles over the head of left fielder, Ryan Ludwick. (Burnett’s first ML hit.)
Jack Wilson grounds out to shortstop Cesar Izturis, Burnett advancing to third base.
All-Star Nate McClouth walks.
McClouth advances to second base on a botched run-down play.
Chris Gomez cracks a long fly ball over the head of a diving Ryan Ludwick in left field, the ball rolling to the wall; Burnett scoring the tying run easily, and McClouth scoring from second base with the lead run, the Pirates pulling ahead 6-5 on the two-out hit.
Ryan Doumit walked, giving the Pirates men on first and second.
[Russ Springer relieves Joel Pineiro.]
Jason Bay hits a pop-fly to short center field, second baseman Aaron Miles making the play for the third out.
Top of 6th:
Yadier Molina singles to center field.
Aaron Miles hits ground ball to second baseman Chris Gomez, Gomez making an error trying to field the ball for doubleplay; Molina advances to third base on the play.
Joel Pineiro strikes out for the first out of the inning.
Cesar Izturis grounds to third baseman, J. Bautista, who throws to second baseman Gomez at
second, but the relay to Meintkiewicz at first base was too late, Molina scoring to put the Cardinals in the lead, 5-4.
Cesar Izturis steals second base (his eighth stolen base in 12 attempts).
Skip Schumaker grounds out for the final out of the inning.
Bottom of 5th:
Freddy Sanchez pinch-hit for Ian Snell, singling to left field.
Jack Wilson singles to right field, Sanchez advancing to second base.
All-Star Nate McClouth flies out to Skip Schumaker in center field for the first out.
Chris Gomez flies out to deep Skip Schumaker in deep center field. Sanchez tags up at second, advancing to third base on the fly ball; two outs.
Ryan Doumit pulls a double down the right field line, Sanchez scoring the second Pirates’ run, Wilson holding up at third base.
Jason Bay hits a single through the hole on the left side, Wilson and Doumit scoring to tie the game at 4-apiece.
Xavier Nady hits a line drive up the middle, Bay advancing to second base.
Doug Mientkiewicz grounds out to end the inning.
Top of 5th:
Skip Schumaker singles to center.
Ryan Ludwick pops out to second baseman Chris Gomez.
Albert Pujols pops out to catcher Ryan Doumit.
Troy Glaus walked, Schumaker advancing to second base.
Chris Duncan grounds out to second baseman Chris Gomez to end the inning.
Bottom of 4th:
Pirates down in order: Nady, Mientkiewicz, J. Bautista.
Top of 4th:
Troy Glaus doubles with two outs.
Chris Duncan doubles down right field line, Glaus scoring to tie the game at 1-1.
Yadier Molina walks on a wild pitch, Duncan advancing to third base.
Aaron Miles launches a three-run homer into the right field seats, Cards now up 4-1
Joel Pineiro walks, Snell gets visit from pitching coach.
Cesar Izturis lofts a lazy fly to Jason Bay in left field to end the inning.
Bottom of 1st:
Xavier Nady singles home Chris Gomez in first inning to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.