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@BOS
7
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@CHW
2
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ANA
@CLE
5
2
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@KCR
11
1
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@NYY
0
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@ATL
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@COL
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@SFG
5
2
Wednesday, July 30, 1997, 7:06
, Astrodome
Attendance: 28,204, Time of Game: 3:04
Cardinals
4
51-55
 Lost 2 
3rd, 7 GB
at Astros
7
59-49
 Won 2 
1st
W: Darryl Kile (15-3)
L: Tony Fossas (1-2)
S: Tom Martin (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  0  0   0  3  0    4 11  0
Astros          1  0  3   0  0  0   0  3  X    7 11  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 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .298 .361 .468 .829 25 14 0.118 1.14 0.182 -0.064 0.8 2 1
Willie McGee RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .296 .363 .426 .789 17 12 -0.072 1.15 0.046 -0.118 -0.9 2 0
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .317 .412 .632 1.044 26 16 0.047 1.11 0.120 -0.073 0.1 1 0 SB
Ron Gant LF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .229 .316 .409 .724 12 10 0.072 1.69 0.143 -0.071 0.6 3 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .269 .331 .443 .774 13 9 0.047 1.70 0.102 -0.056 -0.3 2 3
John Mabry 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .289 .361 .381 .742 8 6 0.045 1.01 0.079 -0.034 0.3 5 1
Mike Difelice C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .227 .294 .331 .626 11 7 -0.077 1.06 0.000 -0.077 -0.7 5 1
   Dmitri Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .319 .364 .684 5 4 -0.090 3.52 0.000 -0.090 -0.4
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   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
   Rigo Beltran P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Royce Clayton SS 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .253 .299 .395 .694 10 9 0.123 0.74 0.131 -0.008 1.3 2 0 2·2B
Alan Benes P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .173 .173 .212 .385 9 5 -0.084 1.80 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 0 1
   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
   Scott Livingstone PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .151 .175 .170 .345 4 3 -0.022 0.87 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Tom Lampkin C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .333 .381 .715 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Danny Sheaffer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .302 .278 .580 2 2 -0.037 1.46 0.000 -0.037 -0.2
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 2 8 39 .297 .333 .351 .685 142 97 0.070 1.28 0.803 -0.734 -0.4 24 7
2B: R Clayton 2 (29, 1 off T Martin, 1 off D Kile).
TB: R Clayton 5; J Mabry 2; D DeShields 2; G Gaetti; W McGee; R Gant; R Lankford.
RBI: R Gant 2 (49); D DeShields (39); G Gaetti (47).
2-out RBI: D DeShields.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: R Lankford (16, 2nd base off D Kile/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 2 3 3 1 0 5 .320 .411 .509 .920 15 9 0.273 1.43 0.285 -0.013 3.0 1 7 3B
Bill Spiers 3B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .303 .426 .441 .868 15 9 0.150 0.91 0.169 -0.019 1.5 0 3 SB
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .297 .424 .592 1.016 20 11 -0.023 0.84 0.024 -0.046 -1.1 12 1
J.R. Phillips RF 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 .333 .286 .833 1.119 6 6 -0.048 1.43 0.022 -0.070 -0.5 1 0 SF
   Derek Bell PR-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .253 .329 .386 .715 11 6 -0.010 0.20 0.000 -0.010 -0.7 0 0
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .282 .365 .406 .771 12 9 -0.030 1.02 0.004 -0.034 -0.8 2 1 SF
Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 0 2 2 1 0 3 .268 .329 .340 .669 12 5 0.177 0.92 0.213 -0.036 2.1 1 2 3B,CS
   Tim Bogar SS 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .224 .282 .359 .641 4 0 0.064 1.81 0.064 0.000 0.4 0 1
Tony Eusebio C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .353 .295 .648 19 13 0.025 1.33 0.091 -0.066 -0.5 6 1
   Brad Ausmus PR-C 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .316 .369 .686 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Chuck Carr CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .219 .272 .307 .579 16 13 -0.073 1.00 0.026 -0.099 -0.3 2 0
Darryl Kile P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .108 .171 .138 .310 16 10 -0.041 0.53 0.000 -0.041 -0.7 1 0
   Thomas Howard PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .253 .325 .374 .699 4 0 0.105 3.61 0.105 0.000 0.7
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 7 11 7 6 6 40 .344 .425 .469 .894 150 91 0.569 1.08 1.003 -0.434 3.1 27 16
3B: R Gutierrez (1, off A Benes); C Biggio (5, off M Petkovsek).
SF: J Phillips (1, off A Benes); L Gonzalez (3, off A Benes).
TB: C Biggio 5; R Gutierrez 4; C Carr 2; B Spiers 2; T Eusebio; J Phillips.
RBI: C Biggio 3 (57); R Gutierrez 2 (17); J Phillips (4); L Gonzalez (52).
2-out RBI: R Gutierrez 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: L Gonzalez (R Gant at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: B Spiers (7, 2nd base off A Benes/M Difelice).
CS: R Gutierrez (1, 2nd base by A Benes/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
Alan Benes 6 9 4 4 3 4 0 2.89 29 103 66 37 11 18 11 11 6 0 39 -0.221 0.93 -1.0
T.J. Mathews 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.15 3 13 10 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.16 0.5
Tony Fossas, L (1-2) 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 2.36 2 10 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.155 2.25 -1.0
Mark Petkovsek 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.26 3 9 4 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 -0.220 3.73 -2.5
Rigo Beltran 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.35 3 15 7 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.014 0.17 0.9
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 6 6 0 7.88 40 150 91 51 15 25 15 13 7 0 39 3 2 -0.570 1.08 -3.1
T Fossas faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

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, W (15-3) 8 10 4 4 1 7 0 2.05 34 124 85 49 14 22 20 6 3 0 52 -0.103 1.27 -0.1
Tom Martin, S (1) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.93 5 18 12 5 2 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.032 1.33 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 2 8 0 4.00 39 142 97 54 16 27 21 8 5 0 52 0 0 -0.071 1.28 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Rich Rieker, 3B - Steve Rippley.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: 28,204.
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 Willie McGee RF 2 Bill Spiers 3B
3 Ray Lankford CF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Ron Gant LF 4 J.R. Phillips RF
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Luis Gonzalez LF
6 John Mabry 1B 6 Ricky Gutierrez SS
7 Mike Difelice C 7 Tony Eusebio C
8 Royce Clayton SS 8 Chuck Carr CF
9 Alan Benes P 9 Darryl Kile P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-4 1 123 3,(1-1)  RRR HOU C. Biggio M. Petkovsek 21% 98% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Bogar Scores; Ausmus Scores; Howard Scores
b3 2-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR HOU R. Gutierrez A. Benes 17% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Spiers Scores; Bagwell Scores
t8 1-4 1 123 4,(0-2)  RR STL R. Gant D. Kile -14% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeShields Scores; McGee Scores; Lankford to 2B
b8 4-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  HOU T. Howard M. Petkovsek 11% 77% Walk; Bogar to 3B; Ausmus to 2B
t8 3-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RO STL G. Gaetti D. Kile -10% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Lankford Scores; Gant out at 3B/LF-3B-SS-2B

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 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. DeShields D. Kile 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL W. McGee D. Kile 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford D. Kile 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio A. Benes 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Spiers A. Benes 5% 64% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Biggio to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell A. Benes -2% 61% Flyball: RF; Biggio to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO HOU J. Phillips A. Benes 1% 63% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF-CF); Biggio Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez A. Benes -2% 61% Foul Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile 2% 65% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry D. Kile 1% 66% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez A. Benes 3% 69% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Eusebio A. Benes -3% 66% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
b2 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Carr A. Benes -4% 62% Gutierrez Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU C. Carr A. Benes 1% 64% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Kile A. Benes -2% 62% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Difelice D. Kile 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Clayton D. Kile -5% 59% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Benes D. Kile 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Clayton to 3B
t3 0-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R STL D. DeShields D. Kile -10% 53% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Clayton Scores
t3 1-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL W. McGee D. Kile 3% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio A. Benes 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Spiers A. Benes 10% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Biggio to 3B
b3 1-1 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Bagwell A. Benes 1% 71% Spiers Steals 2B
b3 1-1 0 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell A. Benes 2% 73% Walk
b3 1-1 0 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Phillips A. Benes -7% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 1 123 3,(0-2)  RO HOU L. Gonzalez A. Benes 0% 67% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF-CF); Biggio Scores
b3 2-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR HOU R. Gutierrez A. Benes 17% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Spiers Scores; Bagwell Scores
b3 4-1 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio A. Benes -2% 82% Lineout: 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
t4 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford D. Kile 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile 1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile 1% 87% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 8-9-1
b4 4-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU C. Carr A. Benes 2% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 4-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Kile A. Benes -1% 87% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b4 4-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio A. Benes -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 4-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Spiers A. Benes -1% 84% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 6-7-8
t5 1-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Mabry D. Kile -4% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 1-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. Difelice D. Kile 4% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Clayton D. Kile -4% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Difelice to 2B
t5 1-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Benes D. Kile 5% 85% Bunt Popfly: 1B
t5 1-4 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields D. Kile 4% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 3-4-5
b5 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell A. Benes -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Phillips A. Benes 1% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Derek Bell pinch runs for J.R. Phillips (RF) batting 4th
b5 4-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez A. Benes -1% 88% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
b5 4-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez A. Benes 1% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Gonzalez to 2B
b5 4-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Eusebio A. Benes -2% 87% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 2-3-4
Derek Bell moves from PR to RF
t6 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL W. McGee D. Kile 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford D. Kile -3% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 1-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Gant D. Kile -1% 85% Lankford Steals 2B
t6 1-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile 3% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF); Lankford to 3B
t6 1-4 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 8-9-1
b6 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Carr A. Benes -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Kile A. Benes -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio A. Benes 0% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b6 4-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Spiers A. Benes -1% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 6-7-8
t7 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry D. Kile 2% 92% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 1-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Difelice D. Kile 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL R. Clayton D. Kile 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' T.J. Mathews facing 3-4-5
T.J. Mathews replaces Alan Benes pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell T. Mathews -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 4-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell T. Mathews -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Mathews -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 9-1-2
Tim Bogar replaces Ricky Gutierrez playing SS batting 6th
Scott Livingstone pinch hits for T.J. Mathews (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Livingstone D. Kile 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL D. DeShields D. Kile -3% 93% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t8 1-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL W. McGee D. Kile -5% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeShields to 2B
t8 1-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford D. Kile -8% 80% Walk; DeShields to 3B; McGee to 2B
t8 1-4 1 123 4,(0-2)  RR STL R. Gant D. Kile -14% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeShields Scores; McGee Scores; Lankford to 2B
t8 3-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RO STL G. Gaetti D. Kile -10% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Lankford Scores; Gant out at 3B/LF-3B-SS-2B
t8 4-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL J. Mabry D. Kile -4% 52% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gaetti to 2B
Dmitri Young pinch hits for Mike Difelice (C) batting 7th
t8 4-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O STL D. Young D. Kile 9% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Tony Fossas facing 6-7-8
Tony Fossas replaces Dmitri Young (PH) pitching and batting 7th
Tom Lampkin replaces Scott Livingstone (PH) playing C batting 9th
b8 4-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU T. Bogar T. Fossas 6% 67% Walk
b8 4-4 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU T. Eusebio T. Fossas 9% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bogar to 2B
Mark Petkovsek replaces Tony Fossas pitching and batting 7th
Brad Ausmus pinch runs for Tony Eusebio (C) batting 7th
b8 4-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Carr M. Petkovsek -9% 67% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Darryl Kile (P) batting 9th
b8 4-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  HOU T. Howard M. Petkovsek 11% 77% Walk; Bogar to 3B; Ausmus to 2B
b8 4-4 1 123 3,(1-1)  RRR HOU C. Biggio M. Petkovsek 21% 98% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Bogar Scores; Ausmus Scores; Howard Scores
Rigo Beltran replaces Mark Petkovsek pitching and batting 7th
b8 7-4 1 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers R. Beltran 0% 98% Walk
b8 7-4 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Beltran -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-4 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  O HOU D. Bell R. Beltran -1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-7, Astros' Tom Martin facing 8-9-1
Tom Martin replaces Thomas Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Brad Ausmus moves from PR to C
t9 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Clayton T. Martin -4% 92% Double to RF (Line Drive)
Danny Sheaffer pinch hits for Tom Lampkin (C) batting 9th
t9 4-7 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL D. Sheaffer T. Martin 4% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Clayton to 3B
t9 4-7 1 --3 5,(3-1)  STL D. DeShields T. Martin -5% 91% Walk
t9 4-7 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL W. McGee T. Martin 5% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-7 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  STL R. Lankford T. Martin -1% 96% Defensive Indifference; DeShields to 2B
t9 4-7 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford T. Martin 4% 100% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 7.

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