Live Blog: Cards look to split series vs. Cubs

Live Blog: Cards look to split series vs. Cubs

Live Blog: Cards look to split series vs. Cubs

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by Jeff Abeln / News 4 Sports

KMOV.com

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 15 at 3:06 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Bryan LaHair just crushed a 418 foot home run to dead center to tie the game at 4-4. 

LaHair has 10home runs on the season, and five of them have come against the Cardinals! In 2012, LaHair now has 10 hits and nine RBI’s against the Birds.

5-4 Cubs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

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Matt Holliday just broke the 3-all tie with his seventh home run of the season.  4-3 Cards in the bottom of the fifth.

The longball went nearly 445 feet.  Holliday is now 2 for 3 on the day with a RBI.

It was a monster shot that wound up nearly 20 rows deep in the left center bleachers.  Holliday knew it was gone as soon as he hit it and so did Alfonso Soriano, the left fielder took two steps to his left,  stopped, and watched the ball soar into the stands.

4-3 Cards in the fifth.

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Honestly, I've heard three people clap today. No one seems to be into the game at all.  But when the club's lost four straight, there's not too much to cheer about.

According to a Ryan Burr tweet, St. Louis hasn’t gone winless on a homestand 5 or more gms August 1983.

Tyler Greene just picked up his second hit of the game; base hit up the middle.  He was 0-9 on the homestand before today's game.  The Redbirds have left three runners on base today.

3-3 in the fifth. (Updated: 1:57 p.m.)

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After a rocky start, Lohse is looking much better.  The righty has retired ten straight after giving up three runs on five hits in the first inning.

One of the ball park graphic boards has Lohse already the loser of today's game.  It says he is (5-2). Whoops. He's actually (5-1).

It's 3-3 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. (Updated: 1:47 p.m.)

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Cards and Cubs are still tied at three entering the fourth inning.

David Freese just grounded into a double play. He is now 0-13 on the homestand.  Freese was not supposed to be in the starting lineup today, but Lance Berkman was a  last-minute scratch, forcing Matt Carpenter to move from third to first base. (Updated: 1:42 p.m.)

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After giving up three runs in the first, Kyle Lohse appears to have settled down as he's retired five straight.

Random sighting of the day at Busch: Bo Hart jersey. Hart played two years with the Cards batting .272 with 30 RBI's, and four homeruns.  (2003 and 2004).

Rafael Furcal grounded out to short allowing Tyler Green to score from third; 3-3 game.  (Updated: 1:26 p.m.)

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Allen Craig continues to stay hot.  He just drove in Skip Schumaker with a double; that's Craig's 17th RBI this year.   Craig is now 8-17 on the homestand with six RBI's.

3-2 Cubs.  The Cards got their second run as David Freese grounded out to second, allowing Matt Holliday to score. (Updated: 1:12 p.m.)

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Carlos Beltran is not in the line-up for the second straight day. Apparently his knee is a little sore.

Jon Jay is headed to the disabled list as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury he suffered after running into the center field wall on April 19. Shane Robinson has been re-called.

Lance Berkman was a late scratch from today's game, not sure why just yet. David Freese, who was scheduled to sit today, starts at third, while Matt Carpenter takes Berkman's spot at first; Carpenter was supposed  start at third. Even I'm a bit confused after thinking through all of that.

Anyway, Kyle Lohse just gave up five hits in the first inning; 3-0 Cubs after a half-inning.

Redbirds look to snap their four-game losing skid. (updated: 1:10 p.m.)

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