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Cardinals 6, Nationals 2
Todd Wellemeyer beat Washington for his second win of the season. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Last season, Todd Wellemeyer went 4-0 in May, and now that the calendar has flipped, the righty continued that trend by beating the Nats. Albert Pujols, who fell a triple short of the cycle, Chris Duncan, Ryan Ludwick and Joe Thurston homered.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (17-7)
Won 3
St. Louis 6, Washington 2   WSH
Washington (5-17)
Lost 2
May 1, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0   6 10 0
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 5/1/09  |  Recap: STL | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Nationals stats
St. Louis AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schumaker, 2B-LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Thurston, 3B-2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .276
Pujols, 1B 4 3 3 1 0 1 0 .356
Duncan, LF 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 .329
  Motte, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Boyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ludwick, RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .295
Ankiel, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Molina, Y, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .329
Greene, SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .111
Wellemeyer, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
  Barden, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375
Totals 37 6 10 6 0 10 8  

BATTING
2B: Pujols (5, Zimmermann), Duncan (8, Rivera, S).
HR: Pujols (9, 1st inning off Zimmermann, 0 on, 2 out), Duncan (3, 4th inning off Zimmermann, 1 on, 0 out), Ludwick (6, 6th inning off Zimmermann, 1 on, 1 out), Thurston (1, 7th inning off Kensing, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wellemeyer; Molina, Y; Pujols 7; Ludwick 4; Duncan 7; Thurston 4.
RBI: Pujols (29), Duncan 2 (16), Ludwick 2 (21), Thurston (12).
2-out RBI: Pujols; Thurston.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, Y.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Greene-Schumaker-Pujols, Schumaker-Greene-Pujols).

 
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Guzman, C, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .383
Johnson, N, 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .350
Zimmerman, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .298
Dunn, A, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .297
Dukes, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .278
Flores, Je, C 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .294
Harris, CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 3 .267
Hernandez, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .283
Zimmermann, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Kensing, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cintron, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Rivera, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 8 2 2 5 14  

a-Struck out for Kensing in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Dukes (5, Wellemeyer), Johnson, N (3, Motte).
3B: Flores, Je (2, Wellemeyer).
HR: Harris (1, 7th inning off Wellemeyer, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Harris 4; Zimmerman 2; Flores, Je 4; Dukes 2; Johnson, N 3.
RBI: Harris 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, A; Dunn, A; Dukes.
GIDP: Zimmerman, Harris.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

 
St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wellemeyer (W, 2-2) 7.0 6 2 2 2 3 1 5.28
Motte 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.09
Boyer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14.40
 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zimmermann (L, 2-1) 5.2 8 5 5 0 6 3 4.24
Kensing 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 8.68
Rivera, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9.28
Hanrahan 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.20

Game Scores: Wellemeyer , Zimmermann .
Pitches-strikes: Wellemeyer 109-67, Motte 18-12, Boyer 14-9, Zimmermann 101-71, Kensing 23-14, Rivera, S 10-7, Hanrahan 10-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wellemeyer 5-7, Motte 1-1, Boyer 2-0, Zimmermann 8-2, Kensing 2-0, Rivera, S 2-0, Hanrahan 1-0.
Batters faced: Wellemeyer 27, Motte 5, Boyer 3, Zimmermann 25, Kensing 5, Rivera, S 4, Hanrahan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Kensing 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 20,712.
Venue: Nationals Park.
May 1, 2009
May 1, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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