H E
ChiCub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Stl 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 X 12 17 0
Date of game: 7/21/2012

Recap: St. Louis vs. Chicago Cubs

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - What was shaping up as a pitchers' duel took a sharper turn than any Hollywood blockbuster.

The Cardinals broke open a scoreless game with a 12-run seventh inning in which they tied a major league record with seven doubles, going on to blank the Chicago Cubs, 12-0, Saturday night.

Carlos Beltran, David Freese, Jon Jay, Skip Schumaker and Matt Holliday all doubled while Allen Craig delivered a pair of two-baggers in the record-tying frame.

Jake Westbrook (8-8) received the win after tossing seven scoreless inning on three hits and two walks. Westbrook added five strikeouts for the Cardinals, who have won the first two of the three-game series.

Justin Germano (0-1) took the loss in his Cubs debut. Starter Matt Garza left after tossing three scoreless frames due to cramping in his right triceps and Germano came on to toss three-plus inning of solid relief. He gave up one run on four hits.

"Anything to do with your elbow area as a pitcher you get nervous," Garza said. "I'm still young, so I wanted to take the precaution and I said something."

The Cardinals did most of their damage against James Russell, who entered the game with a 2.45 earned run average. That number, however, ballooned to 3.63 after the left-hander allowed six runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Freese started the seventh with a base hit. After Jay was unable to lay down a bunt, Craig started the doubles barrage with a line drive into the left-field corner. Rafael Furcal shot a single past a drawn-in infield to give the Cardinals the lead before Schumaker broke the game open with a two-run triple off the base of the center-field fence. Holliday worked a walk before Beltran dropped a ground-rule double down the right-field line to make it 4-0.

After Lance Berkman popped up with the bases loaded for the second out of the inning, the game unraveled for Chicago. Freese, Jay and Craig strung together three straight doubles and, after Furcal walked, Schumaker and Holliday delivered two more to cap the scoring.

"I'm a firm believer that hitting is contagious," said Freese. "Obviously, innings like that don't come around very often, but when you can string hits together it keeps the train moving and a lot of the time that is how you get big innings."

In total, St. Louis sent 17 hitters to the plate, tied a franchise record with 12 runs in an inning and took a place next to the Boston Bees, who also ripped seven doubles in an inning on Aug. 25, 1936, against the Cardinals.

Game Notes

The Cardinals have won 12 of their last 16 against the Cubs at Busch Stadium...Freese is 11-for-26 since the All-Star break with four extra-base hits...Westbrook is 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA against the Cubs in three starts in 2012 (five earned runs in 19 innings)...St. Louis went 8-for-18 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base...Chicago went 0-for-3 with RISP while stranding six.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

White Sox place Paulino on DL

The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Flyers G Emery to start Game 2

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Saturday that goaltender Ray Emery will start Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.