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Glaus crushes two solo shots to power Cardinals

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ST. LOUIS -- Jake Peavy hopes he gave up four homers in a game for the last time. His manager is sure of it.

Troy Glaus homered twice and Rick Ankiel and Joe Mather added solo shots of their own to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Padres 4-3 Thursday night.

"I'm going to go on the record and say that'll never happen again in Jake's career," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Normally, I tell my pitchers solos don't beat you, but tonight they did."

The Cardinals never even had a runner in scoring position.

It was only the second time in his seven-year career that Peavy (7-6) allowed four homers in a game. The other was July 9, 2003, at Arizona. He gave up eight hits and struck out seven in seven innings.

"Solo home runs can't beat you but you can't give up four of them on the night," Peavy said. "It was just one of those things. I wasn't aggressive enough."

Kyle Lohse (12-2) won his ninth straight decision, the most for St. Louis since Chris Carpenter won 13 in a row in 2005. Lohse pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

"A lot goes into a winning streak," Lohse said. "They play great defense behind me and score runs."

Ryan Franklin pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 17 opportunities. He gave up a run on consecutive doubles by Kevin Kouzmanoff and Chase Headley before retiring the next three batters, stranding the tying run at third base.

"This guy has great guts," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said. "That was a clutch recovery."

Glaus tied it at 1 in the second, snapping Peavy's 15-inning scoreless streak. The Cardinals took a 3-2 lead in the fourth on back-to-back shots by Ankiel and Glaus.

"When I was in the AL West, I faced him a lot," Glaus said. "He comes at you hard and fortunately, we were able to take advantage of a couple of mistakes. He didn't put them exactly where he wanted them."

Mather, a rookie pinch-hitting for Lohse, homered in the seventh.

"I've had a chance to get used to this role," Mather said. "He was pretty dirty through the whole game. I thought he'd try and get ahead of me and sneak one in there but he left one up. I was aggressive and looking for a fastball. I got it."

Glaus has hit four home runs in his last 16 at-bats. It was his 27th multihomer game and second this season. He did it July 2 against the New York Mets.

"It's getting warmer," Glaus said. "That's baseball. It's just a good stretch now."

Notes

  • San Diego has lost three straight and six of their last eight games.
  • St. Louis became the fifth major league club to top the 2-million mark in attendance with a sold-out crowd of 42,148.
  • This was the third time his season the Padres have allowed four homers in a game. It also happened April 2 against Houston and May 19 against St. Louis.
 
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Jody Gerut keeps his eyes on the ball and makes a diving catch, but it's not enough for the win.  (AP)
Jody Gerut keeps his eyes on the ball and makes a diving catch, but it's not enough for the win. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

E. Gonzalez
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
St. Louis

T. Glaus
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
 
San Diego Padres
Jody Gerut, CF4000002 .273
Edgar Gonzalez, 2B4221020 .301
Brian Giles, RF4000011 .297
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3020110 .279
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B3121111 .277
Chase Headley, LF4011004 .278
Khalil Greene, SS3000010 .214
   a- Brian Myrow, PH1000011 .250
Luke Carlin, C2000000 .143
   b- Scott Hairston, PH1000000 .258
    Nick Hundley, C1000001 .200
Jake Peavy, P3020000 .286
    Mike Adams, P0000000 .000
   c- Luis Rodriguez, PH1000001 .143
Totals3439327  
a-struck out for Greene in the 9th
b-grounded out for Carlin in the 7th
c-grounded out for Adams in the 9th
Batting
2B - Adrian Gonzalez (17, Lohse), Kevin Kouzmanoff (18, Franklin), Chase Headley (4, Franklin)
HR - Edgar Gonzalez (4, Lohse)
RBI - Edgar Gonzalez (17), Kevin Kouzmanoff (40), Chase Headley (14)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Kouzmanoff (16)
Team LOB - 6
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy (L,7-6) 7844074 2.66
Mike Adams 1100010 2.35
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 113-75, Mike Adams 14-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 5-9
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 29, Mike Adams 4
St. Louis Cardinals
Skip Schumaker, RF4010020 .292
Aaron Miles, 2B4010011 .316
Albert Pujols, 1B4010001 .348
Rick Ankiel, CF4121022 .273
Troy Glaus, 3B4222012 .279
Chris Duncan, LF3000021 .251
    Kyle McClellan, P0000000 .000
    Ron Villone, P0000000 .000
   a- Adam Kennedy, PH1000001 .279
    Ryan Franklin, P0000000 .000
Yadier Molina, C3010000 .312
Kyle Lohse, P2000001 .075
   b- Joe Mather, PH-LF1111000 .244
Cesar Izturis, SS3000000 .233
Totals3349408  
a-lined out for Villone in the 8th
b-homered for Lohse in the 7th
Batting
HR - Rick Ankiel (21, Peavy), Troy Glaus 2 (17, Peavy, Peavy), Joe Mather (2, Peavy)
RBI - Rick Ankiel (51), Troy Glaus 2 (61), Joe Mather (5)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Pujols, Miles-Izturis-Pujols
St. Louis Cardinals
Kyle Lohse (W,12-2) 7722241 3.35
Kyle McClellan (H,21) 0.2000010 2.91
Ron Villone (H,8) 0.1000010 4.93
Ryan Franklin (S,13) 1211010 3.56
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Lohse 107-69, Kyle McClellan 10-5, Ron Villone 4-3, Ryan Franklin 24-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Lohse 9-6, Ryan Franklin 2-0
Batters Faced - Kyle Lohse 28, Kyle McClellan 2, Ron Villone 1, Ryan Franklin 5
Game Information
Attendance - 42148
Game Time - 2:28
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Gerry Davis, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Brian Knight