|St. Louis (65-54) «||1||0||2||2||4||0||0||0||3||12||16||0|
|Chi. Cubs (70-47)||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||3||8||0|
"It's the hardest I've ever seen him get hit. That never happens, it really doesn't," Schumaker said. "It was one of those fluke type things."
Zambrano gave up nine runs and 10 hits in his short outing. The four homers allowed by Zambrano were a career high, while the nine runs tied the most he'd ever given up.
"My job is pitching. My job is to go to the mound and throw six, seven, eight innings, but today I didn't do my job," said Zambrano, who wasn't sure how many homers he gave up.
"I lost the count. How many? Four. Well, good for them," he said. "There is nothing you can do about it. Just move on and think of my next start."
Glaus was 0-for-29 against the Cubs before fouling out to the catcher in his first at-bat Saturday.
"I really had no idea. It's one of those things," Glaus said. "For me, as long as I'm having good at-bats and going up there not making bad outs, I'm OK. Obviously at 0-for-29 it didn't turn around for a while. ... I was able to get a couple in there and take advantage of a couple balls he left up."
Glaus' second homer of the day was a three-run shot in the fifth that finished Zambrano (12-5), who suffered his first loss of the season at Wrigley Field, where he'd been 6-0.
"His location wasn't good at all," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "That's the hardest I've seen `Z' get hit in the last two years I've been here. I thought he'd throw the ball better. ... But it happens to anybody. The Cardinals are a good hitting team."
In a span of six batters, the Cardinals homered three times on a day the wind was blowing out at only 4 mph at the first pitch. But the wind picked up during the game and the ball was carrying.
Schumaker and Pujols drove out solo homers in the third for a 3-1 Cardinals lead. Glaus had a two-run homer in the fourth to put the Cardinals up 5-2.
"We were aggressive and the wind was blowing out. It was one of those weird days at Wrigley," Schumaker said. "It's finally good to get to a guy like that because he's very good."
Chicago's Mark DeRosa had tied the game at 1-1 with a homer to center in bottom of the second off Todd Wellemeyer (9-4), who was making his first appearance at Wrigley Field since the Cubs traded him away in March 2006.
Wellemeyer, who was a reliever in parts of three seasons with the Cubs, pitched 6 2/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and gave up six hits, including a solo homer to Zambrano leading off the third. Zambrano's homer was his third of the season and 15th of his career, extending his club record for pitchers.
"I loved playing here and I definitely wanted to come in here and give them a game," Wellemeyer said.
Leading 9-3, St. Louis tacked on three in the ninth with Ludwick hitting a sacrifice fly and Yadier Molina adding a two-run single.
|Troy Glaus hits two of the Cardinals' four homers to help them rough up Carlos Zambrano. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Skip Schumaker, CF||5||2||2||1||0||0||2||.302|
|Adam Kennedy, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.272|
|Cesar Izturis, SS||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||.249|
|Albert Pujols, 1B||4||3||2||1||1||1||1||.350|
|Ryan Ludwick, RF||4||1||2||2||0||0||0||.307|
|Felipe Lopez, LF||4||2||2||1||0||2||1||.236|
|Russ Springer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Rick Ankiel, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.282|
|Joel Pineiro, PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.108|
|Brad Thompson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|Troy Glaus, 3B||5||2||3||5||0||0||0||.271|
|Yadier Molina, C||4||0||2||2||1||0||0||.305|
|Todd Wellemeyer, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.150|
|Ron Villone, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joe Mather, LF||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.245|
|Aaron Miles, SS-2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.316|
|a-singled for Springer in the 9th|
|2B - Skip Schumaker (19, Zambrano)|
|HR - Skip Schumaker (7, Zambrano), Albert Pujols (24, Zambrano), Troy Glaus 2 (21, Zambrano, Zambrano)|
|SF - Ryan Ludwick (6)|
|SH - Todd Wellemeyer (9)|
|RBI - Skip Schumaker (35), Albert Pujols (74), Ryan Ludwick 2 (84), Felipe Lopez (26), Troy Glaus 5 (79), Yadier Molina 2 (44)|
|2-OUT RBI - Albert Pujols (24), Ryan Ludwick (34), Yadier Molina 2 (29)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Glaus-Kennedy-Pujols|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Todd Wellemeyer (W,9-4)||6.2||6||3||3||1||5||2||4.01|
|Pitches-Strikes - Todd Wellemeyer 112-69, Ron Villone 9-5, Russ Springer 25-15, Brad Thompson 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Todd Wellemeyer 9-5, Brad Thompson 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Todd Wellemeyer 26, Ron Villone 1, Russ Springer 5, Brad Thompson 4|
|Alfonso Soriano, LF||4||0||2||1||0||2||1||.296|
|Ryan Theriot, SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.315|
|Derrek Lee, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.291|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.275|
|Ronny Cedeno, 3B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.279|
|Jim Edmonds, CF||4||0||0||0||0||3||0||.243|
|Mark DeRosa, 2B-RF^2B||4||1||1||1||0||1||0||.275|
|Kosuke Fukudome, RF||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.272|
|Sean Marshall, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|a- Reed Johnson, PH-RF||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.300|
|Geovany Soto, C||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||.278|
|Chad Gaudin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Daryle Ward, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.221|
|Carlos Zambrano, P||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||.364|
|Mike Fontenot, 2B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.291|
|c- Henry Blanco, PH-C||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||.296|
|a-flied out for Marshall in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Gaudin in the 9th|
|c-walked for Fontenot in the 7th|
|HR - Mark DeRosa (13, Wellemeyer), Carlos Zambrano (3, Wellemeyer)|
|RBI - Alfonso Soriano (56), Mark DeRosa (64), Carlos Zambrano (11)|
|2-OUT RBI - Alfonso Soriano (17)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Theriot-Fontenot-Lee|
|Carlos Zambrano (L,12-5)||4.1||10||9||9||1||3||4||3.22|
|Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Zambrano 88-57, Sean Marshall 28-17, Chad Gaudin 44-28|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Zambrano 6-4, Sean Marshall 2-3, Chad Gaudin 2-3|
|Batters Faced - Carlos Zambrano 24, Sean Marshall 8, Chad Gaudin 12|
|Attendance - 41436|
|Game Time - 3:03|
|Temperature - 73|
|Umpires - Home - James Hoye, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Paul Nauert|