WBIW.com News - sports

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Cardinals' 5-2 Victory Over San Diego Padres

Last updated on Monday, August 24, 2009

(SAN DIEGO, CA) - The St. Louis Cardinals used a big second inning to make a winner of John Smoltz in his Redbirds debut in the Cardinals’ 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Brendan Ryan hit an RBI single, Matt Holliday drew a bases-loaded walk and Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run single in the second as St. Louis scored four times.

Albert Pujols added a solo home run, his 40th of the year, in the fourth to put the Cardinals up 5-0.

Smoltz left after five shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out nine and walking none.

The padres would score a pair of runs off the Cardinal bullpen with Adrian Gonzalez hitting an RBI single in the sixth and Nick Hundley adding a solo homer in the seventh.

Smoltz improves to 3 and 5 on the season while San Diego starter Cesar Carrillo took the loss to fall to 1 and 2.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page