The Daily Box Score May 10, 2009: St. Louis Cardinals Vs. Cincinnati Reds

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The Daily Box Score May 10, 2009: St. Louis Cardinals Vs. Cincinnati Reds
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This article is purely based off the assumption of what happened in the game by the writers reading of the games box score.

Cardinals 8, Reds 7

In one of the closest games the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds have played in years, the Cardinals eventually beat the Reds in extra innings by a final score of 8-7.

Chris Duncan proved to be the fantasy hero of the game going 2-5 with a total of three RBI.

"People questioned my ability to be a viable fantasy player, but I think I have proved today, along with the rest of my performance to date, that I am more than a waiver wire player."

Duncan said in a post game interview.

His performance adds to his repertoire of performances that have made him not only an everyday player in fantasy leagues, but also a hole that is being punched on all star ballots outside of Busch Stadium.

While both pitchers went at least six innings, Adam Wainwright 6.0 and Edison Volquez 6.2, this game did not belong to the men who make a living throwing the ball.

Wainwright gave up four runs, which evidently in this game, was good enough to qualify him for the win, but with his counterpart, Volquez, giving up more a run per inning with a total of seven earned; he proved to do his part for Tony LaRussa's club.

The win eventually went to Ryan Franklin who dedicated the game to his mom on Mother's Day.

"There is nothing more that I wanted to do than win a game for my mom on Mother's Day. I gave her a call this morning and told her that I would win one for her, and you know what, I did." Franklin told the only reporter that would listen to the veteran reliever.

Dusty Baker's squad made a late run for the Mother's Day win with a two run ninth inning, including a home run by pinch hitter/pitcher/mutant super hero, Micah Owings, that lead the game to extra innings.

"We really wanted his. In fact, I talked to my mom this morning who told me, 'Dusty you broke my heart in 2003 with the Cubs, why don't you make it up for me with a win for your mama?' But what's great about baseball," Baker said after the game, "is that we still got another 100 games to prove that we love our moms!"

Happy Mother's Day!

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