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Cards can't come back after strategy goes awry

Backed by an early Colby Rasmus homer, Adam Wainwright wasn't at his best, but he kept the Reds close for the Cards, who rallied in the ninth but saw the tying run nailed at the plate in a Civil Rights Game classic.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Rasmus, C, CF4111020.280
Ludwick, RF4010010.298
Pujols, 1B2010210.317
Holliday, LF3000103.301
Freese, 3B4220002.317
Molina, Y, C4000022.271
Schumaker, 2B3012010.230
Wainwright, P2000000.091
a-Stavinoha, PH1000000.367
Hawksworth, P0000000.000
Reyes, De, P0000000.000
Motte, P0000000.000
b-Jay, PH1000011.316
Ryan, SS3000010.162
c-Mather, PH1010000.216
a-Flied out for Wainwright in the 7th. b-Struck out for Motte in the 9th. c-Doubled for Ryan in the 9th.
Cabrera, O, SS4010001.265
Phillips, 2B4010002.257
Votto, 1B3000121.292
Rolen, 3B3110111.263
Bruce, RF3110114.262
Gomes, J, LF3211111.283
Cordero, F, P0000000.000
Stubbs, CF4012021.200
Hernandez, Ra, C3021100.300
Leake, P1000011.286
a-Cairo, PH1000002.138
Rhodes, P0000000.000
Masset, P0000000.000
Heisey, LF0000000.273
a-Grounded out for Leake in the 6th.
2B: Freese (9, Leake), Ludwick (8, Leake), Mather (3, Cordero, F).
HR: Rasmus, C (7, 3rd inning off Leake, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ludwick 2; Pujols; Rasmus, C 4; Schumaker; Mather 2; Freese 3.
RBI: Schumaker 2 (7), Rasmus, C (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freese; Holliday.
SF: Schumaker.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: (Schumaker-Ryan-Pujols).

2B: Hernandez, Ra (6, Wainwright), Rolen (8, Wainwright).
3B: Stubbs (2, Wainwright).
HR: Gomes, J (4, 4th inning off Wainwright, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rolen 2; Gomes, J 4; Hernandez, Ra 3; Cabrera, O; Bruce; Phillips; Stubbs 3.
RBI: Hernandez, Ra (7), Gomes, J (20), Stubbs 2 (18).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, Ra; Gomes, J; Stubbs 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Cairo.
SAC: Leake.
GIDP: Bruce.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

CS: Bruce (1, 2nd base by Wainwright/Molina, Y).

Outfield assists: Heisey (Schumaker at home).

Wainwright(L, 5-2)6.07443612.48
Reyes, De0.20000000.87
Leake(W, 4-0)6.04223513.09
Rhodes(H, 9)1.00000100.60
Masset(H, 4)1.00000207.00
Cordero, F(S, 12)1.03110103.26
Game Scores: Wainwright , Leake .
WP: Cordero, F.
IBB: Pujols (by Leake), Gomes, J (by Wainwright).
Pitches-strikes: Wainwright 104-62, Hawksworth 23-11, Reyes, De 2-2, Motte 11-7, Leake 97-60, Rhodes 11-9, Masset 11-8, Cordero, F 23-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wainwright 7-1, Hawksworth 1-0, Reyes, De 1-0, Motte 0-0, Leake 6-5, Rhodes 0-2, Masset 1-0, Cordero, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Wainwright 27, Hawksworth 4, Reyes, De 1, Motte 3, Leake 25, Rhodes 3, Masset 3, Cordero, F 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes, De 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:41.
Att: 41,326.
Venue: Great American Ball Park.
May 15, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media