St Louis Cardinals Win Game Three of World Series – Chris Carpenter and Braden Looper Pitch A Combined Three Hitter

St Louis Cardinals Win Game Three of World Series – Chris Carpenter and Braden Looper Pitch A Combined Three Hitter

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The St. Louis Cardinals lead the World Series two games to one, after a great performance by Card pitcher Chris Carpenter, who suffered a mild spasm but continued to play. Neither a chilly evening nor a spasm in his hand could stop Carpenter from beating off Detroit Tiger batters.

When Tiger pitcher Kenny Rogers’ name was announced before the game, Cardinal fans chanted “cheater”, but the fans gave Carpenter a standing ovation when he came out to bat in the eighth inning. The Cardinals brought relief pitcher Braden Looper in for the ninth ending.

Loooper and Carpenter threw for a combined three-hitter. "Go one pitch at a time," Carpenter said later. "All that stuff around you that‘s going on doesn‘t get in your head, so you‘re not even thinking about it."

There was one time for concern though. In the seventh inning, Carpenter hopped off the mound and looked at his hand. His hand could have been jammed when he was up to bat in the fourth inning. "They think I might have just bruised it in there or something like that," he said. "We‘ll deal with it tonight, but I think it will be fine."

He allowed only one batter past first base. Brandon Inge singled and eventually made it to third base on a wild pitch. Yadier Molina saved the day when he stopped a curve-ball that bounced to keep the run from scoring.

The Tigers have homered in all 10 of their postseason games until Carpenter stopped them. The Cardinals ball club has also been able to keep the Tigers from scoring like they did earlier in the post season. They have scored an average of 5.5 runs per game throughout the playoffs. The Cardinals have held them to a total of just five runs in three games.

Game 4 will be played in Detroit on Wednesday night if it does not rain. NL championship series MVP Jeff Suppan will start against Jeremy Bonderman.

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By Dave Reddy
Best Syndication Sports Writer

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