Cards Last At-Bat Wins vs. Cubs: 2000-2008

On Friday night, Skip Schumaker added the St. Louis Cardinals' 16th last-at bat win over the Chicago Cubs this decade. Here are the details of all sixteen of them!

May 2, 2008                                     

Cardinals 5, Cubs 3 (11)

Skip Schumaker (right) hit a two-run home run in the 11th to give the Cards the win.  Chicago's Alfonso Soriano had earlier stroked a two-run homer in the top of the ninth off Jason Isringhausen to tie the game at 3-3.  WP-Ron Villone


April 22, 2007                                  

Cardinals 12, Cubs 9 (10)

Albert Pujols broke a 9-9 tie with a three-run home run in top of the 10th, following singles by Preston Wilson and David Eckstein.  The Cubs tied it in the bottom of the ninth on Mark DeRosa's two-run shot off Jason Isringhausen after Scott Rolen had put the Cardinals up 9-7 on a two-run triple.  Tyler Johnson and Russ Springer combined for a 1-2-3 10th.  WP-Isringhausen


August 27, 2006                               Cardinals 10, Cubs 6

Gary Bennett hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cardinals the win after Pujols and Juan Encarnacion had singled, Ron Belliard walked and Aaron Miles had forced out Pujols at home. Gary Bennett had also singled home the game winner in the previous game.  WP-Braden Looper


August 26, 2006                               Cardinals 2, Cubs 1

Gary Bennett's two-out RBI single scored Preston Wilson who had singled and stole second.  Bennett also accounted for the Cards' first run with a third inning home run.  Chris Carpenter went eight innings and gave up one run.  WP-Randy Flores


September 5, 2005                          Cardinals 6, Cubs 4

Albert Pujols hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie, following a walk to David Eckstein and a single by Abraham Nunez.  It was followed by a Jim Edmonds homer and a 6-2 lead.  Isringhausen yielded three straight singles and a walk and was replaced by Julian Tavarez who got a fly ball and then Derrek Lee to hit into a game ending double play.  WP-Ray King  S-Julian Tavarez


July 22, 2005                                    Cardinals 2, Cubs 1 (11)

A Chris Carpenter-Carlos Zambrano pitching duel went into extra innings 1-1 before the Cardinals won it in the bottom of 11th on David Eckstein's squeeze bunt.  John Mabry led off the inning with a triple and then was pinch run for by Hector Luna.  After So Taguchi grounded out, the Cardinals used the squeeze for the win.  WP-Al Reyes


July 20, 2004                                    Cardinals 11, Cubs 8

Albert Pujols broke an 8-8 tie in the top of the ninth with a home run after Edgar Renteria's lead off single.  It was followed up two outs later with a Reggie Sanders solo shot.  The Cardinals fell behind 8-2 after five innings but tied it with four in the sixth and home runs by Albert Pujols in the seventh and So Taguchi in the eighth.  WP-Ray King  S-Jason Isringhausen


June 23, 2004                                   Cardinals 10, Cubs 9

So Taguchi led off the bottom of the eighth with a walk and was at third after a Mabry sacrifice and Tony Womack groundout with Renteria at the plate when a passed ball by just-inserted Paul Bako allowed the run to score.  The Cardinals trailed 9-5 but got RBIs from Hector Luna, Taguchi and Womack in the sixth and a sacrifice fly from Luna in the seventh to tie 9-9.  WP-Steve Kline


May 2, 2004                                      Cardinals 1, Cubs 0 (10)

The game went 0-0 into extra innings in the Matt Morris-Carlos Zambrano pitching duel before the Cardinals won in the 10th on Scott Rolen's RBI single with one out.  Kyle Farnsworth walked Womack and after a sacrifice by Taguchi, walked Pujols and Edmonds to set the stage for Rolen in the bottom of the 10th.  WP-Jason Isringhausen


April 30, 2004                                   Cardinals 4, Cubs 3

A bases loaded walk to Mike Matheny in the bottom of the ninth broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Cardinals the win.  The winning rally started when Kyle Farnsworth walked Pujols, then Kent Mercker walked Edmonds.  Next LaTroy Hawkins came in and Rolen sacrificed before Renteria was intentionally walked and Reggie Sanders popped out bringing Matheny in to receive the fourth walk of the inning.  WP-Steve Kline


August 28, 2003                               Cardinals 3, Cubs 2

Kerry Robinson led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run for the victory.  The Cubs led 2-0 in the sixth with Carlos Zambrano on the mound but Zambrano's two-out throwing error on Matt Morris ground ball allowed Robinson to come up and double in a run to cut it to 2-1.  Scott Rolen followed the next inning with a homer off Zambrano to tie the game.  WP-Mike DeJean


August 27, 2003                               Cardinals 4, Cubs 2

Scott Rolen scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Kyle Farnsworth in the bottom of the eighth.  Pujols and Edmonds led off the inning with singles before Farnsworth was brought in.  He proceeded to walk Rolen and gave up a two-run single to Tino Martinez before uncorking a wild pitch with Renteria at the plate.  An Eduardo Perez groundout accounted for the final run.  WP-Steve Kline  S-Jason Isringhausen


September 7, 2002                          Cardinals 6, Cubs 5 (13)

Ivan Cruz singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 13th against Antonio Alfonseca helping the Cardinals maintain their 5-½ game lead.  Renteria walked with one out and stole second before Cruz's two-out hit.  This was Cruz's last stop in the majors as 14 of his 55 career at-bats came with Cards in 2002.  WP-Jeff Fassero


July 28, 2002                                    Cardinals 10, Cubs 9

The Cardinals capped a six-run ninth inning come-from-behind victory with Edgar Renteria's three-run homer.  The inning started with a Fernando Vina single, followed by Miguel Cairo's RBI double, an RBI single by Edmonds, a walk to Pujols, a J.D. Drew strikeout and Tino Martinez' RBI single before Renteria's blast off Antonio Alfonseca.  WP-Dave Veres  


September 17, 2000                       Cardinals 4, Cubs 2

Edgar Renteria two-out flyball was turned into a three base-three run error by Sammy Sosa to give the Cardinals the win.  The Cubs led 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth and after an Edmonds single, Will Clark double and Fernando Tatis intentional walk, Eduardo Perez hit into the second out with a force out at home, bringing up Renteria.  WP-Darryl Kile  S-Matt Morris


September 15, 2000                       Cardinals 3, Cubs 2

Mark McGwire's pinch hit home run in the bottom of the eighth broke a 2-2 tie and provided for the margin of victory in the Cardinals win.  The game had been tied 2-2 since Jim Edmonds' home run in the bottom of the fourth.  WP-Mike James  S-Dave Veres

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