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Standings
CLE
@ANA
7
5
DET
@CHW
15
12
KCR
@MIN
5
7
NYY
@OAK
10
5
BOS
@SEA
8
6
BAL
@TEX
9
7
MIL
@TOR
5
2
CHC
@ATL
5
11
CIN
@FLA
3
4
 
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STL
@HOU
2
6
PIT
@LAD
3
1
COL
@MON
15
3
PHI
@SDP
1
4
NYM
@SFG
0
2
Saturday, April 5, 1997, 7:07
, Astrodome
Attendance: 25,957, Time of Game: 2:54
Cardinals
2
0-5
 Lost 5 
4th, 4 GB
at Astros
6
4-1
 Won 2 
1st
W: Sid Fernandez (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  3
Astros          1  0  0   2  1  1   0  1  X    6  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
Delino DeShields 2B 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .263 .300 .526 .826 4 3 0.077 0.87 0.099 -0.022 0.8 0 0 HR
   David Bell 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 4 -0.061 1.24 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 2 0
Ron Gant LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .100 .143 .150 .293 17 12 -0.078 0.76 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 2 0
   Rich Batchelor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .238 .238 .333 .571 11 8 0.029 0.60 0.057 -0.029 0.3 1 6 SB
Brian Jordan CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .286 .250 .536 22 14 -0.016 1.01 0.053 -0.069 -0.3 1 0
Dmitri Young 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .385 .667 1.051 11 5 -0.028 1.26 0.054 -0.082 -0.2 9 0 SB
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .111 .158 .111 .269 18 9 -0.066 1.08 0.036 -0.102 -0.7 1 2 SB
Mike Difelice C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 10 5 -0.052 1.30 0.018 -0.070 -0.4 8 1
   John Mabry PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .267 .333 .600 2 1 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
Roberto Mejia RF-LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .143 .143 .286 .429 16 11 0.037 1.06 0.108 -0.071 0.1 0 0 2B
Donovan Osborne P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 10 6 -0.074 1.39 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 0 1
   Mark Sweeney PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 5 5 0.025 0.32 0.027 -0.001 0.2 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 2 8 36 .206 .250 .324 .574 132 83 -0.216 0.97 0.452 -0.668 -2.4 24 10
2B: R Mejia (1, off S Fernandez).
HR: D DeShields (1, off S Fernandez, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: D DeShields 4; R Clayton 2; R Mejia 2; M Sweeney; D Young; B Jordan.
RBI: R Mejia (1); D DeShields (1).
2-out RBI: R Mejia.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
PB: M Difelice (1).
E: D Bell (1); G Gaetti (2); R Batchelor (1).
Baserunning
SB: G Gaetti (1, 2nd base off S Fernandez/T Eusebio); D Young (1, 2nd base off S Fernandez/T Eusebio); R Clayton (2, 2nd base off R Garcia/T Eusebio).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .476 .522 .667 1.188 13 9 0.077 0.57 0.105 -0.028 1.1 0 0 3B
James Mouton LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .375 .333 .750 1.083 12 7 0.110 0.77 0.166 -0.056 0.5 3 0 HR
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .316 .409 .316 .725 16 10 0.078 1.00 0.094 -0.016 0.4 4 0
Derek Bell CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .167 .286 .222 .508 20 10 -0.097 0.75 0.004 -0.101 -1.1 5 0 CS
Sean Berry 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .111 .111 .222 .333 15 9 0.080 1.34 0.105 -0.025 0.8 0 0 2B
   Bill Spiers PR-3B 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 .429 .556 .571 1.127 5 1 0.004 0.06 0.004 0.000 0.3 1 0
Bobby Abreu RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .250 .250 .313 .563 11 10 0.082 1.24 0.118 -0.036 0.3 5 0
Tony Eusebio C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 12 8 0.079 1.16 0.091 -0.012 1.6 8 0
Pat Listach SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .250 .278 .528 18 12 -0.084 0.78 0.000 -0.084 -1.2 1 2
Sid Fernandez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 5 -0.019 0.77 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 1
   Ray Montgomery PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 6 3 -0.021 0.84 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   Ramon Garcia P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 1 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 33 6 7 5 2 7 35 .212 .257 .394 .651 137 85 0.284 0.86 0.687 -0.403 2.1 27 4
2B: S Berry (1, off D Osborne).
3B: C Biggio (1, off D Osborne).
HR: J Mouton (1, off D Osborne, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: J Mouton 5; C Biggio 3; S Berry 2; B Abreu; T Eusebio; J Bagwell.
RBI: T Eusebio 2 (2); J Mouton (2); J Bagwell (4); B Abreu (1).
2-out RBI: J Mouton; T Eusebio.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Baserunning
CS: D Bell (1, 2nd base by R Batchelor/M Difelice).

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, L (0-1) 6 7 5 4 0 6 1 6.00 26 106 68 33 12 23 11 9 4 0 46 -0.284 1.15 -2.0
Rich Batchelor 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 3.86 9 31 17 8 4 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.18 -0.0
Team Totals 8 7 6 4 2 7 1 4.50 35 137 85 41 16 28 16 10 4 0 46 0 0 -0.284 0.86 -2.1

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
Sid Fernandez, W (1-0) 5 4 2 2 2 3 1 3.60 21 76 46 28 8 10 3 13 5 0 52 0.050 0.97 0.5
Ramon Garcia, S (1) 4 3 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 15 56 37 19 8 10 4 6 1 0 0 0 0.166 0.96 2.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 8 1 2.00 36 132 83 47 16 20 7 19 6 0 52 0 0 0.216 0.97 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Jerry Layne.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 25,957.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Delino DeShields 2B 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Ron Gant LF 2 James Mouton LF
3 Royce Clayton SS 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Brian Jordan CF 4 Derek Bell CF
5 Dmitri Young 1B 5 Sean Berry 3B
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 Bobby Abreu RF
7 Mike Difelice C 7 Tony Eusebio C
8 Roberto Mejia RF 8 Pat Listach SS
9 Donovan Osborne P 9 Sid Fernandez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  R HOU B. Abreu D. Osborne 12% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Mouton Scores; Bagwell to 3B; Berry to 2B
b5 3-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 12% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t2 1-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R STL R. Mejia S. Fernandez -11% 41% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Gaetti Scores
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL D. DeShields S. Fernandez -10% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b1 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 9% 54% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)

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' Sid Fernandez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL D. DeShields S. Fernandez -10% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t1 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Fernandez 2% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Fernandez 1% 43% Lineout: RF
t1 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL B. Jordan S. Fernandez 1% 44% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 9% 54% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b1 0-1 0 --3 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne -5% 49% Foul Popfly: C
b1 0-1 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne 2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Biggio Scores
b1 1-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Sid Fernandez facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL D. Young S. Fernandez 2% 52% Lineout: RF
t2 1-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL G. Gaetti S. Fernandez -3% 50% Walk
t2 1-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Difelice S. Fernandez 3% 53% Lineout: CF
t2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Mejia S. Fernandez -1% 52% Gaetti Steals 2B
t2 1-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R STL R. Mejia S. Fernandez -11% 41% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Gaetti Scores
t2 2-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Osborne S. Fernandez 3% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 5-6-7
b2 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU S. Berry D. Osborne -3% 41% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Abreu D. Osborne -2% 40% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Eusebio D. Osborne -1% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Sid Fernandez facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL D. DeShields S. Fernandez 2% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
t3 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Fernandez 2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Clayton S. Fernandez -1% 41% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t3 2-1 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O STL B. Jordan S. Fernandez 2% 43% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 8-9-1
David Bell replaces Delino DeShields playing 2B batting 1st
b3 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU P. Listach D. Osborne -3% 41% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU S. Fernandez D. Osborne -2% 39% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne -1% 37% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Sid Fernandez facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  STL D. Young S. Fernandez -4% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL G. Gaetti S. Fernandez 3% 37% Flyball: CF
t4 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Difelice S. Fernandez -2% 35% Young Steals 2B
t4 2-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL M. Difelice S. Fernandez -2% 34% Walk
t4 2-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Mejia S. Fernandez 4% 38% Flyball: RF
t4 2-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Osborne S. Fernandez 4% 42% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 2-3-4
b4 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 5% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 1-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne 7% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Mouton to 2B
b4 1-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne -7% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  HOU S. Berry D. Osborne 8% 56% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Bagwell to 2B; Mouton to 3B
b4 1-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  R HOU B. Abreu D. Osborne 12% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Mouton Scores; Bagwell to 3B; Berry to 2B
b4 2-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO HOU T. Eusebio D. Osborne 1% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bagwell Scores/unER; Berry to 3B
b4 3-2 2 1-3 6,(1-2)  O HOU P. Listach D. Osborne -5% 64% Lineout: 3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Sid Fernandez facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Bell S. Fernandez 3% 67% Flyball: CF
t5 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Gant S. Fernandez 2% 70% Flyball: CF
t5 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Fernandez 1% 71% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 9-1-2
Ray Montgomery pinch hits for Sid Fernandez (P) batting 9th
b5 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Montgomery D. Osborne -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne -2% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 3-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 12% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b5 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 4-5-6
Ramon Garcia replaces Ray Montgomery (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL B. Jordan R. Garcia -5% 73% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
t6 2-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Young R. Garcia 3% 76% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Jordan to 2B
t6 2-4 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O STL G. Gaetti R. Garcia 5% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Difelice R. Garcia 4% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 4-5-6
b6 4-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b6 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU S. Berry D. Osborne 2% 86% Double to CF (Ground Ball)
Bill Spiers pinch runs for Sean Berry (3B) batting 5th
b6 4-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Abreu D. Osborne -2% 84% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Spiers to 3B
b6 4-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R HOU T. Eusebio D. Osborne 6% 91% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Spiers Scores
b6 5-2 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O HOU P. Listach D. Osborne -1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 8-9-1
Bill Spiers moves from PR to 3B
t7 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Mejia R. Garcia 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
Mark Sweeney pinch hits for Donovan Osborne (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. Sweeney R. Garcia -3% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 2-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Bell R. Garcia 3% 92% Foul Popfly: 3B
t7 2-5 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant R. Garcia 2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Rich Batchelor facing 9-1-2
Rich Batchelor replaces Ron Gant (LF) pitching and batting 2nd
Roberto Mejia moves from RF to LF
Mark Sweeney moves from PH to RF
b7 5-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Garcia R. Batchelor -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio R. Batchelor 1% 95% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Biggio to 2B
b7 5-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Mouton R. Batchelor -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Batchelor -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 3-4-5
t8 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL R. Clayton R. Garcia -4% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t8 2-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Jordan R. Garcia 4% 93% Flyball: CF
t8 2-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. Young R. Garcia 3% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 2-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL G. Gaetti R. Garcia -0% 95% Clayton Steals 2B
t8 2-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O STL G. Gaetti R. Garcia 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Rich Batchelor facing 4-5-6
b8 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell R. Batchelor 0% 98% Walk
b8 5-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Spiers R. Batchelor -1% 97% Bell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b8 5-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Spiers R. Batchelor 0% 97% Walk
b8 5-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Abreu R. Batchelor -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B; Spiers to 2B
b8 5-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Eusebio R. Batchelor 0% 97% Passed Ball; Spiers to 3B
b8 5-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R HOU T. Eusebio R. Batchelor 1% 99% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Spiers Scores/unER/No RBI
b8 6-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU P. Listach R. Batchelor -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 7-8-9
John Mabry pinch hits for Mike Difelice (C) batting 7th
t9 2-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Mabry R. Garcia 1% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 2-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Mejia R. Garcia 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Sweeney R. Garcia 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 6.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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