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Cards open in 'grand' style
Pujols, Rolen lead St. Louis
An eight-run fourth inning, highlighted by former Phillie Scott Rolen's grand slam, propelled the Cards to an easy Opening Day victory. Albert Pujols bashed two homers and drove in four runs to back reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter.
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Cardinals 13, Phillies 5
Scott Rolen, who belted a grand slam on Monday, greets Albert Pujols after his second homer. (AP)
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Rollins' streak lives in loss
Jimmy Rollins extended his hitting steak to 37 games with an eighth-inning double, and Pat Burrell and Ryan Howard added solo shots, but Jon Lieber allowed eight runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
STL
St. Louis
St. Louis 13, Philadelphia 5   PHI
Philadelphia
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
1 0 1 8 3 0 0 0 0   13 17 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0   5 14 1
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: STL | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Phillies stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5111012.200
Encarnacion, RF5210011.200
Pujols, 1B23242001.000
Edmonds, CF4111111.250
Rolen, 3B5134012.600
Taguchi, LF4110002.250
Flores, P0000000.000
Hancock, P0000000.000
a-Spiezio, PH1000001.000
Wainwright, P0000000.000
Thompson, P0000000.000
Molina, C5120001.400
Miles, 2B5242001.800
Carpenter, P2111001.500
Schumaker, LF2010001.500
Totals401317133413 

a-Flied out for Hancock in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (1, Lieber), Taguchi (1, Santana), Miles 2 (2, Fultz, Cormier).
3B: Miles (1, Lieber).
HR: Pujols 2 (2, 3rd inning off Lieber, 0 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Fultz, 1 on, 2 out), Rolen (1, 4th inning off Santana, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Eckstein; Encarnacion; Pujols 8; Edmonds 2; Rolen 6; Taguchi 2; Molina 2; Miles 8; Carpenter; Schumaker.
RBI: Edmonds (1), Pujols 4 (4), Miles 2 (2), Carpenter (1), Rolen 4 (4), Eckstein (1).
2-out RBI: Edmonds; Pujols 3; Rolen 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen; Molina.
S: Carpenter.
SF: Pujols; Eckstein.
GIDP: Taguchi; Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 6.

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4011000.250
Nunez, 3B5010012.200
Abreu, RF5120011.400
Utley, 2B5131011.600
Burrell, LF5122012.400
Howard, 1B5111002.200
Rowand, CF3120111.667
Lieberthal, C4020001.500
Lieber, P1000010.000
Santana, P0000000.000
a-Gonzalez, PH1000002.000
Fultz, P0000000.000
b-Victorino, PH1000012.000
Geary, P0000000.000
c-Dellucci, PH1000010.000
Cormier, P0000000.000
Totals4051451814 

a-Flied out for Santana in the 4th. b-Struck out for Fultz in the 6th. c-Struck out for Geary in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rowand (1, Carpenter), Nunez (1, Carpenter), Utley 2 (2, Carpenter, Thompson), Burrell (1, Hancock), Rollins (1, Wainwright).
HR: Burrell (1, 4th inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 1 out), Howard (1, 6th inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rollins 2; Nunez 2; Abreu 2; Utley 5; Burrell 6; Howard 4; Rowand 3; Lieberthal 2.
RBI: Burrell 2 (2), Utley (1), Howard (1), Rollins (1).
2-out RBI: Utley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lieberthal; Abreu; Gonzalez; Burrell; Rowand; Nunez; Howard.
SF: Rollins.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Fultz (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Rollins-Utley-Howard, Utley-Rollins-Howard).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter (W, 1-0)5.09441427.20
Flores 1.12110206.75
Hancock 0.21000100.00
Wainwright 1.01000100.00
Thompson 1.01000000.00
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lieber (L, 0-1)3.198813121.60
Santana 0.222210127.00
Fultz 2.04310114.50
Geary 2.01001000.00
Cormier 1.01000000.00

Carpenter pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Edmonds (by Santana).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter 97-63, Flores 22-15, Hancock 11-6, Wainwright 20-12, Thompson 11-8, Lieber 74-48, Santana 15-8, Fultz 25-17, Geary 24-13, Cormier 12-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carpenter 6-5, Flores 1-1, Hancock 1-0, Wainwright 1-1, Thompson 3-0, Lieber 4-3, Santana 0-2, Fultz 3-2, Geary 3-3, Cormier 3-0.
Batters faced: Carpenter 25, Flores 6, Hancock 3, Wainwright 4, Thompson 4, Lieber 20, Santana 5, Fultz 10, Geary 7, Cormier 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores 1-1, Hancock 1-1, Santana 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:54.
Att: 44,614.

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