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Scores
Standings
SEA
@ANA
5
11
TOR
@BAL
13
6
MIN
@CHW
4
1
 
(5)
NYY
@CLE
5
2
KCR
@DET
5
3
BOS
@TBD
7
5
 
(10)
OAK
@TEX
2
3
FLA
@ATL
3
2
PHI
@CHC
5
12
ARI
@CIN
4
2
LAD
@COL
5
0
STL
@HOU
7
6
PIT
@MIL
1
0
NYM
@MON
6
7
SDP
@SFG
7
6
Thursday, June 18, 1998, 7:06
, Astrodome
Attendance: 43,806, Time of Game: 3:05
Cardinals
7
34-36
 Won 1 
4th, 8½ GB
at Astros
6
43-28
 Lost 1 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  3  2   0  2  0   0  0  0    7  9  0
Astros          0  1  1   2  0  0   1  0  1    6 13  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
Royce Clayton SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .249 .325 .333 .658 22 13 -0.034 0.49 0.009 -0.043 -0.4 1 2
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 1 1 1 2 5 .273 .385 .450 .835 26 17 0.074 0.63 0.125 -0.052 0.6 0 0 HR
Mark McGwire 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .317 .490 .821 1.311 19 8 0.112 0.52 0.126 -0.014 1.5 12 1 HR
Brian Jordan RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .333 .383 .581 .965 16 10 -0.016 0.70 0.063 -0.079 -1.1 5 0 2B,GDP
John Mabry 3B 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .272 .343 .407 .750 14 7 0.028 0.67 0.050 -0.022 0.5 0 4
   Willie McGee PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303 .343 .368 .711 3 3 -0.013 0.45 0.000 -0.013 -0.3 0 0
Ron Gant LF 2 2 2 3 2 0 4 .209 .303 .451 .753 17 8 0.314 0.90 0.314 0.000 4.0 0 0 HR,2B
   Delino DeShields 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .332 .409 .485 .894 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tom Lampkin C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .239 .325 .396 .720 10 7 0.041 0.79 0.086 -0.045 0.1 7 0 2B
David Howard 2B-3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .258 .333 .360 .693 13 9 -0.074 0.65 0.000 -0.074 -1.4 2 3
Kent Bottenfield P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 5 -0.030 0.56 0.000 -0.030 -0.5 0 3
   Brian Hunter PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .266 .432 .698 4 2 -0.011 0.43 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Gary Gaetti PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .358 .451 .810 4 3 -0.009 0.38 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Rich Croushore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 9 7 6 7 41 .257 .366 .600 .966 154 92 0.382 0.64 0.773 -0.392 2.5 27 14
2B: B Jordan (16, off S Reynolds); R Gant (9, off S Reynolds); T Lampkin (7, off S Reynolds).
HR: R Gant (11, off S Reynolds, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); R Lankford (8, off S Reynolds, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); M McGwire (33, off S Reynolds, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: R Gant 6; R Lankford 4; M McGwire 4; T Lampkin 2; J Mabry 2; B Jordan 2; R Clayton.
GIDP: B Jordan (4).
RBI: R Gant 3 (27); T Lampkin 2 (21); M McGwire (82); R Lankford (33).
2-out RBI: R Gant 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.

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 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .323 .399 .527 .926 25 16 0.120 0.94 0.159 -0.039 1.1 3 2
Ricky Gutierrez SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .291 .378 .347 .725 22 14 0.034 1.84 0.150 -0.115 0.3 1 4
Derek Bell RF 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .326 .367 .505 .872 16 10 0.050 1.39 0.155 -0.105 1.2 1 0 2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .270 .409 .495 .904 24 13 -0.055 1.39 0.111 -0.166 0.1 9 1 2B
Moises Alou LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .331 .408 .606 1.013 9 7 -0.097 1.46 0.049 -0.146 -1.2 1 0
Carl Everett CF 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 .341 .419 .543 .963 30 20 0.020 1.75 0.187 -0.167 1.3 4 0 2B
Sean Berry 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .228 .333 .394 .727 12 9 -0.124 1.35 0.000 -0.124 -1.0 1 4
Tony Eusebio C 3 1 0 1 1 1 4 .275 .359 .333 .692 15 8 -0.009 1.24 0.052 -0.061 0.2 7 0
Shane Reynolds P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .125 .175 .300 8 6 -0.044 1.34 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 0 SH
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   J.R. Phillips PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .152 .282 .242 .524 6 2 0.014 0.39 0.014 0.000 0.1
   Bob Scanlan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Spiers PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .283 .388 .434 .821 3 3 -0.029 1.15 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
   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
Team Totals 38 6 13 3 3 6 42 .342 .390 .421 .811 170 108 -0.120 1.42 0.877 -0.996 1.5 27 11
2B: C Everett (15, off K Bottenfield); D Bell (22, off K Bottenfield); J Bagwell (13, off J Frascatore).
SH: S Reynolds (5, off K Bottenfield).
TB: C Everett 4; D Bell 4; C Biggio 3; J Bagwell 2; R Gutierrez; S Berry; M Alou.
RBI: T Eusebio (17); D Bell (52); C Biggio (38).
2-out RBI: C Biggio.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Biggio-J Bagwell.

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
Kent Bottenfield, W (2-3) 5 7 4 4 2 2 0 5.32 24 109 68 42 8 18 12 8 5 0 37 -0.107 1.19 -1.5
John Frascatore, H (4) 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 4.44 10 29 19 11 1 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 0.045 1.03 0.0
Rich Croushore, S (1) 2 2 1 1 0 4 0 2.16 8 32 21 8 7 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.180 2.42 0.0
Team Totals 9 13 6 6 3 6 0 6.00 42 170 108 61 16 31 21 12 8 0 37 0 0 0.118 1.42 -1.5

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, L (7-5) 4.1 7 7 7 2 3 3 3.64 22 73 45 26 7 12 9 8 3 0 22 -0.488 0.79 -4.8
Trever Miller 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.62 7 36 21 12 4 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.039 0.55 0.8
Bob Scanlan 0.2 1 0 0 2 0 0 3.42 4 18 7 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.34 0.1
Mike Magnante 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.47 4 14 10 6 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.046 0.45 0.9
Billy Wagner 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.67 4 13 9 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.40 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 7 7 6 7 3 7.00 41 154 92 49 21 22 15 13 4 0 22 2 0 -0.383 0.64 -2.5
Balks: None.
WP: K Bottenfield (2); J Frascatore (1); R Croushore 2 (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Paul Schrieber, 2B - Dana DeMuth, 3B - Charlie Reliford.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 43,806.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Royce Clayton SS 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Ray Lankford CF 2 Ricky Gutierrez SS
3 Mark McGwire 1B 3 Derek Bell RF
4 Brian Jordan RF 4 Jeff Bagwell 1B
5 John Mabry 3B 5 Moises Alou LF
6 Ron Gant LF 6 Carl Everett CF
7 Tom Lampkin C 7 Sean Berry 3B
8 David Howard 2B 8 Tony Eusebio C
9 Kent Bottenfield P 9 Shane Reynolds P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 15% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Mabry Scores
b9 6-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Everett R. Croushore 14% 100% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 14% 73% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Jordan Scores; Mabry to 3B
t5 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds 11% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 3-5 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R HOU C. Biggio K. Bottenfield -10% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Eusebio Scores

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 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds -2% 46% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. McGwire S. Reynolds -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Bottenfield 2% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Bottenfield 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU D. Bell K. Bottenfield -1% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Bottenfield -2% 46% Walk; Bell to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Alou K. Bottenfield 4% 50% Lineout: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 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 --- 2,(0-1)  STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds 6% 56% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds 3% 60% Walk
t2 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 14% 73% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Jordan Scores; Mabry to 3B
t2 1-0 0 -23 2,(1-0)  RR STL T. Lampkin S. Reynolds 9% 82% Double to 2B (Ground Ball); Mabry Scores; Gant Scores
t2 3-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Howard S. Reynolds -3% 79% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O STL K. Bottenfield S. Reynolds -2% 77% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 1% 78% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Lampkin to 3B
t2 3-0 2 1-3 8,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds -3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- 11,(2-2)  HOU C. Everett K. Bottenfield -6% 69% Double to 3B (Ground Ball)
b2 0-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU S. Berry K. Bottenfield 2% 71% Groundout: P-1B; Everett to 3B
b2 0-3 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO HOU T. Eusebio K. Bottenfield -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Everett Scores
b2 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds K. Bottenfield 1% 72% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. McGwire S. Reynolds 3% 74% Walk
t3 3-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds -3% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t3 3-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds -2% 69% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL R. Gant S. Reynolds 15% 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Mabry Scores
t3 5-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Lampkin S. Reynolds -0% 84% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 1-2-3
b3 1-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Bottenfield -3% 81% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b3 1-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Bottenfield 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Biggio to 2B
b3 1-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R HOU D. Bell K. Bottenfield -10% 73% Double to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores; Bell to 3B/Adv on throw
b3 2-5 1 --3 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Bottenfield 5% 78% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b3 2-5 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Alou K. Bottenfield 3% 82% Groundout: P-SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 8-9-1
t4 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL D. Howard S. Reynolds -1% 80% Flyball: CF
t4 5-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL K. Bottenfield S. Reynolds -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds -1% 79% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 6-7-8
b4 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Everett K. Bottenfield -4% 75% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 2-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Berry K. Bottenfield 4% 79% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Eusebio K. Bottenfield -4% 74% Walk; Everett to 2B
b4 2-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds K. Bottenfield 3% 78% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Everett to 3B; Eusebio to 2B
b4 2-5 2 -23 3,(1-1)  R HOU C. Biggio K. Bottenfield -7% 71% Wild Pitch; Everett Scores; Eusebio to 3B
b4 3-5 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R HOU C. Biggio K. Bottenfield -10% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Eusebio Scores
b4 4-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Bottenfield 3% 64% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 2-3-4
t5 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds 11% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL M. McGwire S. Reynolds 9% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 7-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
Trever Miller replaces Shane Reynolds pitching and batting 9th
t5 7-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  STL J. Mabry T. Miller 1% 84% Single to 3B (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
t5 7-4 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Gant T. Miller 2% 86% Walk; Mabry to 2B
t5 7-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Lampkin T. Miller -2% 84% Flyball: CF
t5 7-4 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. Howard T. Miller -2% 81% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 3-4-5
b5 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell K. Bottenfield -4% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b5 4-7 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Bottenfield 4% 81% Lineout: 2B
b5 4-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou K. Bottenfield 3% 84% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b5 4-7 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O HOU C. Everett K. Bottenfield 2% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Astros' Trever Miller facing 9-1-2
Brian Hunter pinch hits for Kent Bottenfield (P) batting 9th
t6 7-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL B. Hunter T. Miller -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 7-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Clayton T. Miller -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 7-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL R. Lankford T. Miller -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Cardinals' John Frascatore facing 7-8-9
John Frascatore replaces Brian Hunter (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Berry J. Frascatore 3% 87% Foul Bunt Groundout: C unassisted
b6 4-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Eusebio J. Frascatore 2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B
J.R. Phillips pinch hits for Trever Miller (P) batting 9th
b6 4-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Phillips J. Frascatore -1% 87% Walk
b6 4-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio J. Frascatore -2% 85% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Phillips to 2B
b6 4-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Frascatore 5% 90% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Astros' Bob Scanlan facing 3-4-5
Bob Scanlan replaces J.R. Phillips (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL M. McGwire B. Scanlan 1% 91% Walk
t7 7-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO STL B. Jordan B. Scanlan -3% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t7 7-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Mabry B. Scanlan 0% 89% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t7 7-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Gant B. Scanlan 1% 89% Walk; Mabry to 2B
Mike Magnante replaces Bob Scanlan pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin M. Magnante -2% 88% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Cardinals' John Frascatore facing 3-4-5
b7 4-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Frascatore 3% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 4-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Frascatore -4% 86% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 4-7 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou J. Frascatore 4% 90% Groundout: SS-1B; Bagwell to 3B
b7 4-7 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Everett J. Frascatore -5% 85% Wild Pitch; Bagwell Scores
b7 5-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Everett J. Frascatore -2% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 5-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU S. Berry J. Frascatore 4% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Everett out at 2B/1B-SS
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 8-9-1
t8 7-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Howard M. Magnante -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
Gary Gaetti pinch hits for John Frascatore (P) batting 9th
t8 7-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti M. Magnante -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-5 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Clayton M. Magnante -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-7, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 8-9-1
Rich Croushore replaces Gary Gaetti (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio R. Croushore 4% 88% Strikeout Swinging
Bill Spiers pinch hits for Mike Magnante (P) batting 9th
b8 5-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Spiers R. Croushore 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Croushore 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-5, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 2-3-4
Billy Wagner replaces Bill Spiers (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford B. Wagner 1% 94% Walk
t9 7-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. McGwire B. Wagner -0% 93% Flyball: RF; Lankford to 2B
t9 7-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Jordan B. Wagner -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Willie McGee pinch hits for John Mabry (3B) batting 5th
t9 7-5 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL W. McGee B. Wagner -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-7, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 2-3-4
Delino DeShields replaces Ron Gant (LF) playing 2B batting 6th
David Howard moves from 2B to 3B
Willie McGee moves from PH to LF
b9 5-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez R. Croushore -9% 82% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b9 5-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Bell R. Croushore 8% 89% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b9 5-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Croushore -1% 88% Wild Pitch; Gutierrez to 2B
b9 5-7 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Croushore 7% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 5-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Alou R. Croushore -5% 90% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Gutierrez to 3B
b9 5-7 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Everett R. Croushore -5% 86% Wild Pitch; Gutierrez Scores; Alou to 2B
b9 6-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Everett R. Croushore 14% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 6.

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