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@ANA
0
6
MIN
@KCR
5
6
CLE
@OAK
9
4
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@CHC
3
4
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@COL
5
7
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@HOU
8
7
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@MIL
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@PHI
7
9
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8
4
Monday, April 10, 2000, 7:05PM
, Enron Field
Attendance: 36,324, Time of Game: 3:03
Cardinals
8
6-1
 Won 3 
1st
at Astros
7
3-4
 Lost 2 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Pat Hentgen (2-0)
L: Jose Lima (1-1)
S: Dave Veres (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  0  3   0  0  0   0  3  0    8 13  0
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  1   1  4  0    7  7  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Fernando Vina 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .394 .459 .606 1.066 8 7 0.037 0.43 0.067 -0.029 0.9 5 1 2B,SB,HBP
Edgar Renteria SS 4 2 1 2 1 0 5 .333 .379 .630 1.009 20 11 0.157 0.70 0.177 -0.020 1.1 0 2 HR,SB
   Heathcliff Slocumb P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Veres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ray Lankford LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .192 .222 .423 .645 21 13 -0.005 0.68 0.064 -0.069 -0.2 1 0 HR
   Mike Mohler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Placido Polanco SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300 .600 5 2 0.028 0.79 0.028 0.000 0.4 1 0
Mark McGwire 1B 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .267 .522 .867 1.388 21 14 0.086 0.75 0.153 -0.067 0.5 11 0 HR
Jim Edmonds CF 4 1 4 0 1 0 5 .455 .625 .864 1.489 21 10 0.146 0.55 0.146 0.000 2.5 1 0 2·2B,SB
Fernando Tatis 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .400 .538 .650 1.188 15 9 -0.058 0.62 0.000 -0.058 -1.2 1 2
   Craig Paquette 3B 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .400 .412 1.000 1.412 2 2 -0.038 1.09 0.066 -0.104 0.0 0 1 3B
Mike Matheny C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .350 .458 .650 1.108 17 11 -0.059 0.48 0.000 -0.059 -1.4 6 3
J.D. Drew RF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .455 .600 1.545 2.145 15 7 0.018 0.51 0.044 -0.026 1.0 1 0 HR,IW
Pat Hentgen P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 8 5 -0.038 0.46 0.000 -0.038 -0.9 0 2
   Shawon Dunston LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300 .300 .900 1.200 5 3 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 13 8 3 10 42 .342 .405 .789 1.194 158 94 0.272 0.59 0.745 -0.472 2.6 27 11
2B: J Edmonds 2 (3, 1 off J Lima, 1 off J Cabrera); F Vina (1, off J Lima).
3B: C Paquette (1, off J Cabrera).
HR: M McGwire (3, off J Lima, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); E Renteria (2, off J Lima, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); R Lankford (2, off J Lima, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Drew (4, off J Cabrera, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
IBB: J Drew (1, by J Lima).
HBP: F Vina (3, by J Cabrera).
TB: J Edmonds 6; J Drew 5; E Renteria 4; R Lankford 4; M McGwire 4; F Vina 3; C Paquette 3; P Polanco.
RBI: M McGwire 2 (6); J Drew 2 (9); E Renteria 2 (4); R Lankford (2); C Paquette (6).
2-out RBI: M McGwire 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: E Renteria (2, 2nd base off J Lima/M Meluskey); J Edmonds (2, 2nd base off J Lima/M Meluskey); F Vina (1, 2nd base off J Cabrera/M Meluskey).

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 2 2 1 1 2 0 4 .238 .429 .476 .905 16 6 0.068 0.59 0.092 -0.024 1.1 0 3 HR
Roger Cedeno CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .100 .182 .200 .382 18 11 -0.012 0.75 0.037 -0.049 0.1 4 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .250 .310 .333 .644 13 8 0.027 0.91 0.105 -0.078 1.1 7 0 2B,CS
Daryle Ward LF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .308 .400 1.000 1.400 12 7 0.186 1.22 0.247 -0.061 1.9 1 0 2·HR
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .400 .455 .900 1.355 15 10 0.004 1.18 0.098 -0.093 0.3 1 1 HR
Bill Spiers 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .105 .150 .211 .361 7 5 -0.109 1.00 0.000 -0.109 -0.7 0 0
Mitch Meluskey C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .167 .231 .250 .481 18 11 -0.167 1.55 0.000 -0.167 -0.9 11 0
Tim Bogar SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .227 .350 .577 12 10 -0.134 1.26 0.000 -0.134 -0.8 2 1
Jose Lima P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 6 -0.024 0.45 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 0 1
   Jose Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Russ Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 2 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.3
   Jay Powell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Moises Alou PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .400 .476 .876 7 4 0.056 2.06 0.056 0.000 0.1 HBP
   Glen Barker PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.113 3.78 0.000 -0.113 -0.3 CS
Team Totals 32 7 7 7 3 7 36 .219 .306 .625 .931 127 80 -0.229 1.10 0.635 -0.863 1.6 27 6
2B: J Bagwell (2, off H Slocumb).
HR: D Ward 2 (3, 1 off H Slocumb, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF, 1 off P Hentgen, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Biggio (1, off P Hentgen, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); R Hidalgo (3, off P Hentgen, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: M Alou (1, by D Veres).
TB: D Ward 8; C Biggio 4; R Hidalgo 4; J Bagwell 3; R Cedeno.
RBI: D Ward 3 (4); J Bagwell 2 (4); R Hidalgo (7); C Biggio (3).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bagwell.
E: M Meluskey (3).
Outfield Assists: R Hidalgo (J Drew at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: J Bagwell (1, 2nd base by P Hentgen/M Matheny); G Barker (2, 2nd base by D Veres/M Matheny).

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
Pat Hentgen, W (2-0) 6 4 3 3 2 5 3 4.63 23 82 51 27 4 20 7 9 2 0 55 0.056 0.79 0.6
Mike Mohler, H (1) 1.1 1 2 2 1 0 0 11.25 6 23 13 8 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.075 0.77 0.2
Heathcliff Slocumb 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 1 4.15 4 9 6 3 1 2 0 3 2 0 2 2 -0.136 1.47 -3.0
Dave Veres, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50 3 15 10 6 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.233 3.12 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 7 7 3 7 4 7.00 36 129 80 44 9 27 10 15 6 0 55 2 2 0.228 1.10 -1.6
P Hentgen faced 1 batter in the 7th 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
Jose Lima, L (1-1) 7 8 5 5 3 8 3 4.50 31 117 67 30 20 17 5 15 6 0 46 -0.195 0.60 -0.8
Jose Cabrera 1 3 3 3 0 1 1 13.50 7 30 20 14 4 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 -0.127 0.31 -2.4
Jay Powell 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.80 4 11 7 5 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.050 1.11 0.6
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 3 10 4 8.00 42 158 94 49 24 21 7 21 10 0 46 0 0 -0.272 0.59 -2.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Veres (2; M Alou); J Cabrera (1; F Vina).
IBB: J Lima (1; J Drew).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Dan Iassogna, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 36,324.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 14mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Fernando Vina 2B 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Edgar Renteria SS 2 Roger Cedeno CF
3 Ray Lankford LF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Mark McGwire 1B 4 Daryle Ward LF
5 Jim Edmonds CF 5 Richard Hidalgo RF
6 Fernando Tatis 3B 6 Bill Spiers 3B
7 Mike Matheny C 7 Mitch Meluskey C
8 J.D. Drew RF 8 Tim Bogar SS
9 Pat Hentgen P 9 Jose Lima P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  RR STL M. McGwire J. Lima 15% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Renteria Scores
b8 5-8 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU D. Ward H. Slocumb -15% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball); Bagwell Scores
t3 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR STL E. Renteria J. Lima 14% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball); Vina Scores
b9 7-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Veres 11% 100% Barker Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t9 8-7 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO STL C. Paquette J. Powell -10% 77% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted

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' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL F. Vina J. Lima -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL E. Renteria J. Lima 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Lankford J. Lima 1% 51% Renteria Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford J. Lima -3% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Renteria to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  RR STL M. McGwire J. Lima 15% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Renteria Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Edmonds J. Lima 1% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL F. Tatis J. Lima 1% 66% Edmonds Steals 2B
t1 2-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis J. Lima -3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio P. Hentgen 2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen 2% 67% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b1 0-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell P. Hentgen 1% 68% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jose Lima facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Matheny J. Lima -2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Drew J. Lima -1% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Drew out at 2B/RF-SS
t2 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Hentgen J. Lima -1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU D. Ward P. Hentgen -9% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b2 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo P. Hentgen 3% 57% Foul Flyball: 2B
b2 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers P. Hentgen 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey P. Hentgen 1% 60% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL F. Vina J. Lima 3% 64% Single to 1B (Bunt)
t3 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR STL E. Renteria J. Lima 14% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball); Vina Scores
t3 4-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R STL R. Lankford J. Lima 6% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 5-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. McGwire J. Lima -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
t3 5-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Edmonds J. Lima 1% 84% Walk
t3 5-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL F. Tatis J. Lima -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Matheny J. Lima -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 8-9-1
b3 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Bogar P. Hentgen 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lima P. Hentgen 2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio P. Hentgen -1% 84% Walk
b3 1-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen -2% 82% Walk; Biggio to 2B
b3 1-5 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell P. Hentgen 4% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 8-9-1
t4 5-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Drew J. Lima -1% 85% Lineout: SS
t4 5-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL P. Hentgen J. Lima -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t4 5-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL F. Vina J. Lima -1% 83% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 4-5-6
b4 1-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Ward P. Hentgen 2% 85% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo P. Hentgen 2% 87% Lineout: 3B
b4 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Spiers P. Hentgen 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 2-3-4
t5 5-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL E. Renteria J. Lima -1% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 5-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford J. Lima -1% 86% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 5-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. McGwire J. Lima -1% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 7-8-9
b5 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey P. Hentgen 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar P. Hentgen 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lima P. Hentgen 1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Jose Lima facing 5-6-7
t6 5-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  STL J. Edmonds J. Lima 2% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t6 5-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL F. Tatis J. Lima -2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Matheny J. Lima -1% 90% Groundout: P-SS-1B; Edmonds to 3B
t6 5-1 2 --3 4,(3-0)  STL J. Drew J. Lima 0% 90% Intentional Walk
t6 5-1 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O STL P. Hentgen J. Lima -2% 88% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 1-2-3
Craig Paquette replaces Fernando Tatis playing 3B batting 6th
b6 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R HOU C. Biggio P. Hentgen -7% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen 3% 84% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell P. Hentgen -3% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 2-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Ward P. Hentgen 4% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo P. Hentgen 3% 88% Bagwell Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
t7 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL F. Vina J. Lima 3% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t7 5-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL E. Renteria J. Lima -0% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B; Vina to 3B
t7 5-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford J. Lima -3% 87% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O STL M. McGwire J. Lima -2% 85% Foul Flyball: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 5-6-7
b7 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU R. Hidalgo P. Hentgen -10% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball)
Mike Mohler replaces Ray Lankford (LF) pitching and batting 3rd
Shawon Dunston replaces Pat Hentgen (P) playing LF batting 9th
b7 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Spiers M. Mohler 4% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Meluskey M. Mohler 3% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 3-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Bogar M. Mohler 2% 84% Foul Flyball: 2B (1B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Jose Cabrera facing 5-6-7
Jose Cabrera replaces Jose Lima pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  STL J. Edmonds J. Cabrera 4% 88% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t8 5-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL C. Paquette J. Cabrera 7% 95% Triple (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Edmonds Scores
t8 6-3 0 --3 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Matheny J. Cabrera -2% 93% Lineout: P
t8 6-3 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RR STL J. Drew J. Cabrera 4% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Paquette Scores
t8 8-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Dunston J. Cabrera -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t8 8-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  STL F. Vina J. Cabrera 0% 97% Hit By Pitch
t8 8-3 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  STL E. Renteria J. Cabrera 0% 98% Vina Steals 2B; Vina to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t8 8-3 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O STL E. Renteria J. Cabrera -0% 97% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-8, Cardinals' Mike Mohler facing 9-1-2
Russ Johnson pinch hits for Jose Cabrera (P) batting 9th
b8 3-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Johnson M. Mohler 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 3-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio M. Mohler -1% 97% Walk
b8 3-8 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU R. Cedeno M. Mohler -2% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive); Biggio to 2B
Heathcliff Slocumb replaces Edgar Renteria (SS) pitching and batting 2nd
Placido Polanco replaces Mike Mohler (P) playing SS batting 3rd
b8 3-8 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU J. Bagwell H. Slocumb -7% 88% Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Biggio Scores; Cedeno Scores
b8 5-8 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU D. Ward H. Slocumb -15% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball); Bagwell Scores
b8 7-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo H. Slocumb 5% 78% Strikeout Looking
b8 7-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Spiers H. Slocumb 4% 82% Lineout: 2B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-7, Astros' Jay Powell facing 3-4-5
Jay Powell replaces Russ Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 8-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL P. Polanco J. Powell 3% 84% Single (Ground Ball)
t9 8-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire J. Powell -3% 82% Strikeout Looking
t9 8-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Edmonds J. Powell 6% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Polanco to 3B
t9 8-7 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO STL C. Paquette J. Powell -10% 77% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-8, Cardinals' Dave Veres facing 7-8-9
Dave Veres replaces Heathcliff Slocumb pitching and batting 2nd
b9 7-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey D. Veres 10% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b9 7-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Bogar D. Veres 8% 94% Lineout: SS
Moises Alou pinch hits for Jay Powell (P) batting 9th
b9 7-8 2 --- 7,(2-2)  HOU M. Alou D. Veres -6% 89% Hit By Pitch
Glen Barker pinch runs for Moises Alou (PH) batting 9th
b9 7-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Veres 11% 100% Barker Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 7.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200004100
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