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CAL
@BAL
2
0
SEA
@BOS
6
4
TOR
@CHW
4
2
MIL
@CLE
6
5
 
(11)
DET
@KCR
3
2
TEX
@MIN
2
9
OAK
@NYY
3
5
CHC
@ATL
3
4
PIT
@COL
5
3
CIN
@FLA
6
5
CIN
@FLA
3
8
STL
@HOU
1
0
NYM
@LAD
5
7
PHI
@SDP
7
4
MON
@SFG
10
8
Friday, August 23, 1996, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 35,554, Time of Game: 2:56
Cardinals
1
68-60
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
0
68-61
 Lost 3 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Donovan Osborne (11-8)
L: Darryl Kile (10-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ozzie Smith SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .353 .345 .698 12 9 -0.107 1.04 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 0 0
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .278 .357 .506 .862 17 14 0.062 0.70 0.123 -0.061 0.4 5 0 HR
Ron Gant LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .252 .371 .533 .904 19 13 -0.060 0.60 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 4 0
Brian Jordan RF 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .310 .347 .491 .838 15 9 0.088 0.74 0.100 -0.012 0.9 4 0
John Mabry 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .304 .349 .442 .791 15 10 -0.021 1.22 0.058 -0.079 -0.3 7 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .269 .324 .453 .776 11 9 -0.121 1.15 0.000 -0.121 -1.2 0 5
Tom Pagnozzi C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .308 .439 .747 10 7 -0.102 1.05 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 7 0
Luis Alicea 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .249 .337 .370 .708 9 5 -0.042 1.13 0.026 -0.068 -0.4 0 0
Donovan Osborne P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .216 .208 .424 14 9 -0.016 0.98 0.026 -0.042 -0.2 0 1 SH
   T.J. Mathews P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 1 10 34 .219 .242 .313 .555 122 85 -0.319 0.95 0.333 -0.652 -3.3 27 7
HR: R Lankford (20, off D Kile, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SH: D Osborne (9, off D Kile).
TB: R Lankford 4; J Mabry 2; B Jordan 2; D Osborne; L Alicea.
RBI: R Lankford (71).
2-out RBI: R Lankford.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .279 .300 .367 .667 15 9 -0.207 1.59 0.000 -0.207 -1.1 2 1
Craig Biggio 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .310 .408 .456 .864 18 12 -0.070 1.61 0.091 -0.160 -0.0 1 3
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 1 0 2 1 5 .308 .450 .574 1.024 15 7 0.016 1.19 0.095 -0.079 0.5 5 0
Derek Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .271 .316 .446 .761 16 11 -0.184 1.36 0.000 -0.184 -1.4 3 0
Sean Berry 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .274 .321 .476 .796 18 9 0.049 1.78 0.111 -0.062 0.7 2 0 2B
   John Hudek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
James Mouton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .337 .350 .687 10 8 -0.243 2.52 0.000 -0.243 -1.7 3 0
Ricky Gutierrez SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .281 .358 .325 .683 14 8 -0.065 1.46 0.085 -0.150 -0.6 1 1
Kirt Manwaring C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .219 .303 .273 .576 15 8 -0.037 1.14 0.012 -0.049 -0.2 9 1
   Bill Spiers PH-3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .237 .294 .391 .685 2 1 0.053 2.41 0.053 0.000 0.2 0 0
Darryl Kile P 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .158 .197 .228 .425 20 13 -0.012 1.06 0.039 -0.051 -0.2 0 2
   Derrick May PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .337 .394 .731 4 2 -0.120 4.74 0.000 -0.120 -0.4
   Randy Knorr C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .256 .313 .568 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 33 0 7 0 6 7 39 .212 .333 .242 .576 147 88 -0.820 1.64 0.486 -1.305 -4.3 27 8
2B: S Berry (35, off D Osborne).
TB: S Berry 3; R Gutierrez; C Biggio; B Spiers; D Kile; J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Hunter (B Jordan at 3rd base).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Gutierrez (1st base by D Osborne).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Donovan Osborne, W (11-8) 7 5 0 0 6 6 0 3.15 31 125 71 46 7 18 5 14 6 0 67 0.487 1.42 3.4
T.J. Mathews, H (6) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.96 5 15 11 6 1 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0.138 2.54 0.5
Dennis Eckersley, S (22) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.63 3 7 6 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.193 2.58 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 6 7 0 0.00 39 147 88 56 8 24 7 19 9 0 67 0 0 0.818 1.64 4.3

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Darryl Kile, L (10-8) 8 7 1 1 1 9 1 4.13 31 115 79 49 12 18 7 14 7 0 72 0.283 1.00 2.8
John Hudek 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.00 3 7 6 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.036 0.48 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 1 10 1 1.00 34 122 85 53 13 19 9 14 7 0 72 0 0 0.319 0.95 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: D Osborne (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Osborne (3; R Gutierrez, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Rich Rieker, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Greg Bonin.
Time of Game: 2:56.
Attendance: 35,554.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Ozzie Smith SS 1 Brian Hunter CF
2 Ray Lankford CF 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 Ron Gant LF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Brian Jordan RF 4 Derek Bell RF
5 John Mabry 1B 5 Sean Berry 3B
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 James Mouton LF
7 Tom Pagnozzi C 7 Ricky Gutierrez SS
8 Luis Alicea 2B 8 Kirt Manwaring C
9 Donovan Osborne P 9 Darryl Kile P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R STL R. Lankford D. Kile 12% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lankford Scores
b8 0-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. May T. Mathews 12% 84% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
b3 0-1 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne 9% 56% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 9% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 9% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL O. Smith D. Kile -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford D. Kile -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU B. Hunter D. Osborne 2% 47% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne -1% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL B. Jordan D. Kile 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL J. Mabry D. Kile 6% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jordan to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile -6% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi D. Kile -5% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL L. Alicea D. Kile -4% 45% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU S. Berry D. Osborne -4% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Berry to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez D. Osborne 3% 46% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line); Berry to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Manwaring D. Osborne -1% 45% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Kile D. Osborne 5% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL D. Osborne D. Kile -2% 48% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL O. Smith D. Kile -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R STL R. Lankford D. Kile 12% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lankford Scores
t3 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile -1% 57% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Hunter D. Osborne 3% 60% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b3 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne -3% 57% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne -4% 52% Walk; Biggio to 2B
b3 0-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell D. Osborne -6% 46% Wild Pitch; Biggio to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne 9% 56% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 2 -23 6,(3-2)  HOU S. Berry D. Osborne -2% 54% Walk
b3 0-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 9% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 4-5-6
t4 1-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  STL B. Jordan D. Kile 4% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t4 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry D. Kile -3% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Jordan out at 3B/CF-3B
t4 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile -3% 60% Lineout: 3B
t4 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Pagnozzi D. Kile -2% 58% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 7-8-9
b4 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez D. Osborne -5% 53% Walk
b4 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  O HOU K. Manwaring D. Osborne 8% 61% Gutierrez Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b4 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Manwaring D. Osborne 2% 63% Flyball: CF
b4 0-1 2 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU D. Kile D. Osborne -2% 61% Walk
b4 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Hunter D. Osborne 3% 64% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL L. Alicea D. Kile -2% 62% Flyball: RF
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL D. Osborne D. Kile 3% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL O. Smith D. Kile -3% 62% Flyball: LF
t5 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Lankford D. Kile -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 2-3-4
b5 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 3% 63% Flyball: CF
b5 0-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne -4% 59% Walk
b5 0-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne 4% 63% Flyball: RF
b5 0-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU S. Berry D. Osborne -6% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Bagwell to 3B
b5 0-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 9% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
t6 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL B. Jordan D. Kile 3% 67% Walk
t6 1-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O STL J. Mabry D. Kile -3% 64% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
t6 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile -3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 7-8-9
b6 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez D. Osborne 4% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Manwaring D. Osborne 3% 68% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b6 0-1 2 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU D. Kile D. Osborne -2% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b6 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Hunter D. Osborne 4% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 7-8-9
t7 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Pagnozzi D. Kile -2% 68% Lineout: RF
t7 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Alicea D. Kile 3% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL D. Osborne D. Kile -2% 69% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Alicea to 2B
t7 1-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL O. Smith D. Kile -4% 65% Groundout: P-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 2-3-4
b7 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 5% 70% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b7 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne 2% 75% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 2-3-4
t8 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford D. Kile -2% 73% Lineout: CF
t8 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile -2% 72% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t8 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Jordan D. Kile -1% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' T.J. Mathews facing 5-6-7
T.J. Mathews replaces Donovan Osborne pitching and batting 9th
b8 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry T. Mathews 6% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b8 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Mouton T. Mathews 4% 81% Lineout: LF
b8 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez T. Mathews -4% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Bill Spiers pinch hits for Kirt Manwaring (C) batting 8th
b8 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Spiers T. Mathews -5% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gutierrez to 2B
Derrick May pinch hits for Darryl Kile (P) batting 9th
b8 0-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. May T. Mathews 12% 84% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' John Hudek facing 5-6-7
John Hudek replaces Sean Berry (3B) pitching and batting 5th
Randy Knorr replaces Derrick May (PH) playing C batting 9th
Bill Spiers moves from PH to 3B
t9 1-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL J. Mabry J. Hudek -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL G. Gaetti J. Hudek -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Pagnozzi J. Hudek -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Dennis Eckersley facing 1-2-3
Dennis Eckersley replaces T.J. Mathews pitching and batting 9th
b9 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Hunter D. Eckersley 9% 89% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b9 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Eckersley 6% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b9 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Eckersley 4% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

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