St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Skip Schumaker's infield RBI hit capped a three-run eighth inning, taking tough-luck Chris Carpenter off the hook in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Albert Pujols and Allen Craig hit RBI doubles in the eighth before Schumaker, who had been in a 2-for-19 slump, got the go-ahead single against Javier Lopez (2-1) on a perfectly placed grounder between first and second. Schumaker's headfirst dive into the bag beat the throw from second baseman Freddy Sanchez, who went far to his left to glove the ball.