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Mets 9, Cardinals 1
David Wright, Fernando Tatis and Ramon Castro all homered Sunday. (Ed Betz/AP)
On a day they had their ace going, the Mets erupted on offense as every starter collected a hit. It was plenty for Johan Santana, who held the Cardinals hitless through four innings then limited them to six knocks the rest of the way to net his ninth win.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (58-49)
Lost 1
NY Mets 9, St. Louis 1   NYM
NY Mets (57-48)
Won 1
July 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
NY Mets
0 0 2 0 1 5 1 0 X   9 17 0
Standings thru 7/27/08  |  Recap: STL | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Mets stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ryan, 2B-SS3000112.238
Ludwick, RF4000003.287
Pujols, 1B4121001.353
  1-Pineiro, PR0000000.063
Glaus, 3B3010010.279
  Miles, 2B1000001.323
Molina, C3010001.301
  Boggs, P0000000.000
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
  a-Kennedy, PH1000011.266
Mather, LF4000003.218
Izturis, SS-3B3010001.224
Lohse, P2000010.068
  Flores, P0000000.000
  LaRue, C1000011.238
Schumaker, CF3010000.303
Totals321611514 

a-Struck out for Isringhausen in the 9th.
1-Ran for Pujols in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (20, 7th inning off Santana, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pujols 5; Glaus; Molina; Izturis; Schumaker.
RBI: Pujols (60).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ludwick.
GIDP: Pujols.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Mather (Reyes, J at home).
DP: (Pujols-Izturis-Pujols).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, J, SS5120002.302
Chavez, RF5120004.272
Wright, 3B5132002.294
Delgado, 1B4011012.262
Beltran, CF5121002.266
Tatis, LF4232001.318
Easley, 2B4110002.276
Castro, C2112200.290
Santana, P4121012.178
Totals3891792217 

BATTING
2B: Tatis 2 (9, Lohse, Boggs), Reyes, J 2 (27, Lohse, Flores).
HR: Wright (20, 5th inning off Lohse, 0 on, 2 out), Tatis (7, 6th inning off Lohse, 1 on, 0 out), Castro (6, 6th inning off Lohse, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes, J 4; Chavez 2; Wright 6; Delgado; Beltran 2; Tatis 8; Easley; Castro 4; Santana 2.
RBI: Delgado (67), Beltran (71), Wright 2 (82), Tatis 2 (26), Castro 2 (20), Santana (1).
2-out RBI: Beltran; Wright.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Santana; Tatis; Beltran; Chavez.
SF: Delgado.
GIDP: Delgado.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Chavez (6, 2nd base off Lohse/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Reyes, J-Easley-Delgado).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lohse (L, 12-3)5.011771233.68
Flores 1.04110004.76
Boggs 1.02111007.41
Isringhausen 1.00000005.84
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 9-7)9.06111512.93

Lohse pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Lohse 97-65, Flores 22-16, Boggs 17-9, Isringhausen 10-7, Santana 118-81.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lohse 5-8, Flores 1-1, Boggs 2-1, Isringhausen 1-2, Santana 6-16.
Batters faced: Lohse 26, Flores 6, Boggs 6, Isringhausen 3, Santana 33.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:30.
Att: 53,691.
July 27, 2008

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