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Standings
TEX
@BAL
4
5
SEA
@BOS
0
4
DET
@CHW
3
1
ANA
@CLE
7
2
MIN
@KCR
11
8
TOR
@MIL
0
2
TOR
@MIL
2
4
OAK
@NYY
4
7
CHC
@ATL
2
7
MON
@COL
3
0
CIN
@FLA
1
7
STL
@HOU
4
5
PIT
@LAD
1
3
PHI
@SDP
6
5
NYM
@SFG
2
5
Tuesday, July 29, 1997, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 25,399, Time of Game: 3:06
Cardinals
4
51-54
 Lost 1 
2nd, 6 GB
at Astros
5
58-49
 Won 1 
1st
S: Billy Wagner (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  2  1    4  8  0
Astros          0  0  2   0  0  1   1  1  X    5 10  2

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 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .296 .358 .467 .825 17 9 0.161 1.83 0.240 -0.079 1.9 1 1
Royce Clayton SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .247 .295 .386 .681 15 9 -0.060 2.31 0.163 -0.223 0.1 2 3 2B
Ray Lankford CF 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .318 .412 .637 1.049 23 13 -0.108 1.73 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 3 0
Ron Gant LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .228 .316 .410 .727 22 13 -0.024 1.52 0.096 -0.120 0.3 2 1
Phil Plantier RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244 .279 .439 .718 12 8 -0.089 1.14 0.000 -0.089 -0.8 0 0
   Dmitri Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261 .320 .366 .686 6 3 -0.092 3.37 0.000 -0.092 -0.4
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rigo Beltran P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Mabry 1B-RF 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .287 .359 .380 .739 8 6 0.024 0.82 0.053 -0.029 0.1 7 1
   Willie McGee PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .299 .368 .433 .801 6 2 0.077 1.35 0.077 0.000 0.5
Mike Difelice C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .299 .338 .637 9 5 -0.043 0.81 0.000 -0.043 -0.4 6 1
   Tom Lampkin PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .333 .381 .715 1 1 -0.043 1.79 0.000 -0.043 -0.3 2 0
   David Bell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .275 .270 .545 5 4 -0.064 2.86 0.000 -0.064 -0.4
Danny Sheaffer 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .305 .281 .586 14 8 -0.119 1.17 0.000 -0.119 -0.9 1 2
Donovan Osborne P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 1 0.028 0.72 0.028 0.000 0.3 0 1
   Scott Livingstone PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .179 .173 .352 2 2 -0.031 1.23 0.000 -0.031 -0.2
   Mark Petkovsek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gary Gaetti PH-1B 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .269 .331 .446 .777 7 3 0.077 1.08 0.077 0.000 0.5 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 3 3 8 38 .229 .289 .257 .547 150 87 -0.306 1.56 0.734 -1.040 -0.4 24 10
2B: R Clayton (27, off S Reynolds).
TB: R Clayton 3; J Mabry 2; D DeShields 2; D Osborne; R Gant.
RBI: D DeShields (38); R Gant (47); R Lankford (74).
2-out RBI: D DeShields; R Gant.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Difelice-D DeShields-J Mabry.
Outfield Assists: R Gant (S Berry at 3rd base).

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 2 3 2 0 0 4 .316 .407 .502 .909 12 8 0.178 0.71 0.226 -0.048 1.6 1 3 HR,3B,CS
James Mouton CF 3 0 1 1 1 2 4 .213 .283 .331 .614 19 12 0.035 0.64 0.075 -0.040 0.6 2 1 CS
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .301 .426 .598 1.024 19 10 -0.062 0.62 0.000 -0.062 -0.9 9 1
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .285 .368 .410 .778 16 8 -0.029 0.66 0.023 -0.052 -0.2 2 0
Derek Bell RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .331 .389 .720 14 7 -0.008 0.72 0.028 -0.036 -0.3 1 0 2B
Sean Berry 3B 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 .243 .306 .422 .728 17 8 0.033 0.89 0.033 0.000 0.5 0 2 IW
   Ricky Gutierrez 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .258 .317 .318 .635 3 2 0.015 0.40 0.015 0.000 0.2 0 0 SB
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .268 .316 .369 .686 24 14 0.027 1.15 0.080 -0.053 -0.1 8 0
Tim Bogar SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .224 .278 .359 .637 11 8 0.010 0.88 0.074 -0.064 0.1 2 2
Shane Reynolds P 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .105 .105 .158 .263 9 7 0.013 0.64 0.027 -0.014 0.0 1 1
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .253 .322 .374 .695 5 4 -0.007 0.30 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chuck Carr CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .266 .301 .566 2 2 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.4 1 0
Team Totals 31 5 10 5 5 7 36 .323 .417 .516 .933 151 90 0.193 0.72 0.581 -0.388 1.1 27 10
2B: D Bell (15, off M Petkovsek).
3B: C Biggio (4, off M Petkovsek).
HR: C Biggio (14, off D Osborne, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
IBB: S Berry (1, by D Osborne).
TB: C Biggio 8; D Bell 2; B Ausmus; R Gutierrez; J Mouton; S Berry; T Bogar; S Reynolds.
RBI: C Biggio 2 (54); B Ausmus (32); T Bogar (12); J Mouton (16).
2-out RBI: J Mouton; T Bogar; B Ausmus.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Mouton-J Bagwell.
E: S Berry (11); C Carr (1).
Outfield Assists: J Mouton (D Osborne at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: R Gutierrez (4, 2nd base off J Frascatore/T Lampkin).
CS: J Mouton (6, 2nd base by D Osborne/M Difelice); C Biggio (6, 2nd base by D Osborne POCS).

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 (1-3) 5 4 2 2 3 6 1 3.60 20 91 55 33 10 12 7 4 2 0 54 -0.017 0.77 0.5
Mark Petkovsek 2 4 2 2 1 1 0 4.14 10 39 22 18 1 3 3 5 4 0 0 0 -0.119 0.72 -1.0
Tony Fossas 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.83 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.013 0.52 0.2
John Frascatore 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.10 4 16 9 7 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 -0.083 0.60 -1.2
Rigo Beltran 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.012 0.45 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 5 7 1 5.62 36 151 90 60 13 17 10 14 8 0 54 2 0 -0.194 0.72 -1.1

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
Shane Reynolds, W (6-6) 7 6 1 1 0 5 0 4.18 26 95 57 32 12 13 12 9 5 0 66 0.297 1.13 2.5
Mike Magnante, H (2) 0.1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2.05 3 8 4 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.049 1.77 -0.4
Billy Wagner, S (19) 1.2 2 1 1 2 3 0 1.64 9 47 26 9 9 8 1 3 1 0 2 2 0.059 2.54 -1.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 2 3 8 0 2.00 38 150 87 43 21 23 14 13 6 0 66 2 2 0.307 1.56 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: M Petkovsek (1); B Wagner (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Osborne (1; S Berry).
Pickoffs: D Osborne (1; C Biggio, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Rich Rieker.
Time of Game: 3:06.
Attendance: 25,399.
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 Royce Clayton SS 2 James Mouton CF
3 Ray Lankford CF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Ron Gant LF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Phil Plantier RF 5 Derek Bell RF
6 John Mabry 1B 6 Sean Berry 3B
7 Mike Difelice C 7 Brad Ausmus C
8 Danny Sheaffer 3B 8 Tim Bogar SS
9 Donovan Osborne P 9 Shane Reynolds P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 20% 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Reynolds Scores
t9 4-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Clayton B. Wagner 14% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds -12% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); DeShields to 3B
t8 1-4 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R STL R. Gant B. Wagner -10% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gaetti Scores/unER; DeShields to 3B; Gant to 2B/Adv on E8
t8 3-4 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Young B. Wagner 9% 87% Strikeout Looking

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' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. DeShields S. Reynolds 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 2% 54% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds 1% 55% 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 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne -5% 50% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Mouton Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL P. Plantier S. Reynolds 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds -1% 53% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Difelice S. Reynolds 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez D. Osborne -2% 53% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne -2% 51% Lineout: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU S. Berry D. Osborne 1% 52% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus D. Osborne -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. Sheaffer S. Reynolds 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  STL D. Osborne S. Reynolds -3% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO STL D. DeShields S. Reynolds 6% 55% Double Play: Flyball: CF; Osborne out at 1B/CF-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Bogar D. Osborne -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU S. Reynolds D. Osborne 3% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 20% 75% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Reynolds Scores
b3 2-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Osborne -1% 73% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds -4% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t4 0-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds 2% 71% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Clayton to 2B
t4 0-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 4% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF); Clayton to 3B
t4 0-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O STL P. Plantier S. Reynolds 4% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez D. Osborne 2% 81% Walk
b4 2-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell D. Osborne -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B; Gonzalez to 2B
b4 2-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU S. Berry D. Osborne 1% 81% Intentional Walk
b4 2-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus D. Osborne -3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar D. Osborne -3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds 3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL M. Difelice S. Reynolds 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Sheaffer S. Reynolds 1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 9-1-2
b5 2-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds D. Osborne -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU C. Biggio D. Osborne 2% 82% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b5 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-2)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne -3% 79% Biggio Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b5 2-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Osborne -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
Scott Livingstone pinch hits for Donovan Osborne (P) batting 9th
t6 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Livingstone S. Reynolds 3% 82% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL D. DeShields S. Reynolds -4% 78% Single to P (Bunt to Short 1B Line)
t6 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds -12% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); DeShields to 3B
t6 0-2 1 -23 6,(3-2)  RO STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds 2% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted; DeShields Scores; Clayton to 3B
t6 1-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 6% 74% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 3-4-5
Mark Petkovsek replaces Scott Livingstone (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Petkovsek -2% 72% Lineout: CF
b6 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Petkovsek -2% 71% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
b6 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Bell M. Petkovsek 2% 73% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 2-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  HOU S. Berry M. Petkovsek 0% 74% Wild Pitch; Bell to 3B
b6 2-1 2 --3 9,(3-2)  HOU S. Berry M. Petkovsek 1% 74% Walk
b6 2-1 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO HOU B. Ausmus M. Petkovsek 8% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Bell Scores; Berry out at 3B/LF-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
t7 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL P. Plantier S. Reynolds 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t7 1-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds -4% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Tom Lampkin pinch hits for Mike Difelice (C) batting 7th
t7 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin S. Reynolds 4% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
t7 1-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O STL D. Sheaffer S. Reynolds 3% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 8-9-1
Tom Lampkin moves from PH to C
b7 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Bogar M. Petkovsek -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Shane Reynolds (P) batting 9th
b7 3-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Howard M. Petkovsek -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Biggio M. Petkovsek 1% 89% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 3-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Mouton M. Petkovsek 5% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Biggio Scores
b7 4-1 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Petkovsek -1% 93% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 9-1-2
Mike Magnante replaces Thomas Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Gary Gaetti pinch hits for Mark Petkovsek (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL G. Gaetti M. Magnante -4% 89% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t8 1-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL D. DeShields M. Magnante -8% 82% Walk; Gaetti to 2B
t8 1-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Clayton M. Magnante 7% 88% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
Billy Wagner replaces James Mouton (CF) pitching and batting 2nd
Ricky Gutierrez replaces Sean Berry playing 3B batting 6th
Chuck Carr replaces Mike Magnante (P) playing CF batting 9th
t8 1-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford B. Wagner 5% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-4 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R STL R. Gant B. Wagner -10% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gaetti Scores/unER; DeShields to 3B; Gant to 2B/Adv on E8
Dmitri Young pinch hits for Phil Plantier (RF) batting 5th
t8 2-4 2 -23 2,(1-0)  R STL D. Young B. Wagner -6% 78% Wild Pitch; DeShields Scores/unER; Gant to 3B
t8 3-4 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Young B. Wagner 9% 87% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Tony Fossas facing 4-5-6
Tony Fossas replaces Dmitri Young (PH) pitching and batting 5th
Gary Gaetti moves from PH to 1B
John Mabry moves from 1B to RF
b8 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Fossas -1% 86% Foul Popfly: C
John Frascatore replaces Tony Fossas pitching and batting 5th
b8 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Frascatore -1% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b8 4-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez J. Frascatore 1% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 4-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Frascatore 1% 86% Gutierrez Steals 2B
b8 4-3 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Frascatore 0% 87% Walk
b8 4-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R HOU T. Bogar J. Frascatore 7% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gutierrez Scores; Ausmus to 2B
Rigo Beltran replaces John Frascatore pitching and batting 5th
b8 5-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Carr R. Beltran -1% 93% Popfly: CF (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 6-7-8
Willie McGee pinch hits for John Mabry (RF) batting 6th
t9 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL W. McGee B. Wagner -7% 85% Walk
David Bell pinch hits for Tom Lampkin (C) batting 7th
t9 3-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL D. Bell B. Wagner 6% 92% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
t9 3-5 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL D. Sheaffer B. Wagner 5% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 3-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL G. Gaetti B. Wagner -0% 96% Defensive Indifference; McGee to 2B
t9 3-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL G. Gaetti B. Wagner -4% 93% Walk
t9 3-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R STL D. DeShields B. Wagner -7% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); McGee Scores; Gaetti to 2B
t9 4-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Clayton B. Wagner 14% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 5.

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