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Don't you remember you told me you'd score for me baby? Carpenter feasts on Reds "offense" (but really hides it in his napkin)

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Albert Pujols.  He drove in all three runs, and winked at George Grande.

Key Plays

  • Albert Pujols hit a two run homer in the third.
  • Albert Pujols hit a double in the sixth that scored Colby Rasmus.
  • Laynce Nix homered in the eighth inning.
  • Following the last out of the ninth inning, Tony LaRussa gave D.J. Reyburn the rest of the $50 he'd promised him before the game.

Other Notes

  • Laynce Nix has three home runs in his last two games.
  • Both pitchers threw complete games, though Chris Carpenter threw one more inning but 20 fewer pitches.  Their chinstrap beards were equally goofy.
  • Besides Nix's home run, Carpenter only gave up two hits, both of which were singles by Chris Dickerson.  And both times Brandon Phillips promptly erased the threat by grounding into double plays.
  • This was Aaron Harang's 200th career start.  Would you have guessed that his career record is 74-72?
  • Jay Bruce went 1-27 on the road trip.
  • This is the first time since opening day that Harang has lost a game in which he gave up three or fewer runs.
  • The game only took two hours and five minutes.

  • Final - 6.4.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1
    St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 8 0
    WP: Chris Carpenter (4 - 0)
    LP: Aaron Harang (5 - 6)

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