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BOS
@BAL
4
2
CLE
@DET
5
3
CHW
@KCR
14
0
TBD
@NYY
0
3
OAK
@SEA
8
3
ANA
@TEX
6
3
MIN
@TOR
7
5
NYM
@ATL
11
2
PIT
@CHC
6
1
MON
@CIN
5
2
STL
@HOU
8
4
COL
@LAD
2
9
ARI
@MIL
6
3
FLA
@PHI
7
3
SDP
@SFG
1
4
Saturday, April 6, 2002,
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 36,255, Time of Game: 3:08
Cardinals
8
3-2
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at Astros
4
2-3
 Lost 2 
3rd, 2 GB
W: Matt Morris (2-0)
L: Nelson Cruz (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  1  0   1  2  3    8 15  3
Astros          0  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  2    4  9  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
Fernando Vina 2B 6 1 2 0 0 0 6 .200 .200 .280 .480 13 10 -0.020 0.81 0.067 -0.086 -0.7 1 2 2B
Placido Polanco 3B 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .348 .375 .391 .766 9 6 0.090 1.06 0.134 -0.045 0.6 1 2
Eduardo Perez 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 19 10 -0.017 1.07 0.034 -0.051 -0.1 5 0
   J.D. Drew PH-RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .381 .444 .825 9 7 -0.019 1.48 0.010 -0.030 0.3 1 0 2B
Albert Pujols LF 4 1 2 3 0 0 5 .350 .417 .650 1.067 13 8 0.147 1.33 0.197 -0.050 1.5 2 0 HR,2B,SF
   Kerry Robinson PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Edmonds CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .444 .545 .667 1.212 15 9 -0.050 0.90 0.017 -0.066 0.3 1 0
Edgar Renteria SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .250 .318 .300 .618 19 8 -0.145 1.14 0.001 -0.146 -1.0 1 5
Mike Difelice C 4 2 3 2 0 0 5 .385 .429 .923 1.352 14 11 0.163 0.67 0.192 -0.029 2.2 8 0 HR,2B,HBP
Eli Marrero RF-1B 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .857 .857 1.857 2.714 10 7 0.189 1.04 0.232 -0.043 2.2 5 0 HR,3B,2B
   Tino Martinez 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .278 .200 .478 3 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.8 2 0
Matt Morris P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 16 11 -0.115 1.36 0.000 -0.115 -1.0 0 1
   Mike Timlin P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 0
   Steve Kline P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Miguel Cairo PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 0.001 -.04 0.001 0.000 -0.2 SF
   Luther Hackman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 15 8 3 3 46 .375 .413 .775 1.188 147 96 0.217 0.98 0.885 -0.668 3.3 27 10
2B: M Difelice (1, off C Hernandez); E Marrero (2, off C Hernandez); F Vina (2, off N Cruz); J Drew (2, off S Linebrink); A Pujols (3, off S Linebrink).
3B: E Marrero (1, off C Hernandez).
HR: A Pujols (1, off C Hernandez, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); M Difelice (2, off N Cruz, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); E Marrero (1, off N Cruz, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: A Pujols (1, off N Cruz); M Cairo (1, off O Dotel).
HBP: M Difelice (1, by S Linebrink).
TB: E Marrero 9; M Difelice 7; A Pujols 6; P Polanco 3; F Vina 3; J Drew 2; J Edmonds.
RBI: A Pujols 3 (7); E Marrero 2 (3); M Difelice 2 (4); M Cairo (2).
2-out RBI: E Marrero; A Pujols.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. E Renteria-F Vina-T Martinez; E Renteria-T Martinez.
E: A Pujols (1); E Marrero (1); E Renteria (1).

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 0 1 0 0 1 5 .174 .240 .217 .457 17 13 -0.188 1.62 0.010 -0.198 -1.0 2 2
Brad Ausmus C 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .308 .286 .538 .824 18 12 -0.005 1.06 0.083 -0.088 -0.8 3 0 GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .438 .625 .438 1.063 26 14 0.072 1.12 0.108 -0.036 1.0 12 1
Lance Berkman CF 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .364 .417 .818 1.235 13 10 -0.184 1.41 0.005 -0.189 0.2 4 0 2B
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 0 1 2 1 1 5 .304 .333 .348 .681 19 11 0.169 1.54 0.251 -0.082 1.1 4 0
Daryle Ward LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .316 .350 .579 .929 19 13 -0.144 1.41 0.000 -0.144 -1.3 0 0
Morgan Ensberg 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .250 .400 .250 .650 17 9 0.060 0.92 0.099 -0.039 0.2 0 2
Adam Everett SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .273 .429 .273 .701 20 10 -0.127 1.52 0.015 -0.142 -1.1 2 4 GDP
Carlos Hernandez P 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 10 8 0.032 0.75 0.043 -0.011 0.3 0 2
   Ricky Stone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Geoff Blum PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .667 1.095 6 2 0.028 2.70 0.028 0.000 0.3 HBP
   Nelson Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Scott Linebrink P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Merced PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 4 3 0.004 0.10 0.004 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 5 8 41 .257 .366 .286 .652 169 105 -0.283 1.30 0.646 -0.929 -0.7 27 12
2B: L Berkman (1, off L Hackman).
HBP: G Blum (1, by M Morris).
TB: L Berkman 2; J Bagwell 2; C Biggio; M Ensberg; B Ausmus; R Hidalgo; C Hernandez; O Merced.
GIDP: B Ausmus (1); A Everett (1).
RBI: R Hidalgo 2 (5); L Berkman 2 (9).
2-out RBI: R Hidalgo 2; L Berkman 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.

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
Matt Morris, W (2-0) 6 6 2 0 2 7 0 0.69 28 125 80 43 10 27 8 10 4 0 61 0.115 1.45 1.2
Mike Timlin, H (2) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 12 7 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.059 1.34 0.1
Steve Kline, H (2) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.25 3 12 6 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.105 2.08 0.9
Luther Hackman 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 6.00 6 20 12 6 0 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.19 -1.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 2 5 8 0 2.00 41 169 105 57 12 36 15 12 5 0 61 1 0 0.282 1.30 0.7
M Timlin faced 1 batter 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
Carlos Hernandez 5 6 2 2 2 1 1 3.60 23 89 56 34 8 14 9 11 6 0 46 0.038 1.10 0.6
Ricky Stone 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 13 8 4 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.077 1.34 0.5
Nelson Cruz, L (0-1) 1.2 5 3 3 0 1 2 10.13 10 19 15 10 2 3 4 5 2 0 0 0 -0.312 1.32 -2.3
Scott Linebrink 0.1 3 3 3 1 0 0 9.64 6 18 10 7 1 2 0 4 3 0 1 0 -0.021 0.17 -3.5
Octavio Dotel 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 8 7 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0.001 0.01 1.4
Team Totals 9 15 8 8 3 3 3 8.00 46 147 96 60 14 22 17 22 11 0 46 4 1 -0.217 0.98 -3.3
S Linebrink faced 5 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Morris (1; G Blum); S Linebrink (1; M Difelice).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Brian Runge, 3B - Jim Wolf.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 36,255.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 5mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Fernando Vina 2B 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Placido Polanco 3B 2 Brad Ausmus C
3 Eduardo Perez 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Albert Pujols LF 4 Lance Berkman CF
5 Jim Edmonds CF 5 Richard Hidalgo RF
6 Edgar Renteria SS 6 Daryle Ward LF
7 Mike Difelice C 7 Morgan Ensberg 3B
8 Eli Marrero RF 8 Adam Everett SS
9 Matt Morris P 9 Carlos Hernandez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 2 123 3,(2-0)  RR HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris -20% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hernandez Scores/unER; Ausmus Scores/unER; Bagwell to 3B
t5 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL A. Pujols C. Hernandez 14% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL M. Difelice N. Cruz 13% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b8 2-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU A. Everett S. Kline 11% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R STL E. Marrero C. Hernandez 11% 59% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Difelice 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' Carlos Hernandez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL F. Vina C. Hernandez -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL P. Polanco C. Hernandez 2% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O STL E. Perez C. Hernandez -3% 47% Lineout: SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols C. Hernandez -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Morris -4% 43% Single to RF (Line Drive); Ausmus to 2B/Adv on E9
b1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris -2% 41% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 4% 46% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 2 12- 5,(0-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Edmonds C. Hernandez -2% 48% Lineout: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL E. Renteria C. Hernandez -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(0-2)  STL M. Difelice C. Hernandez 2% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R STL E. Marrero C. Hernandez 11% 59% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Difelice Scores
t2 1-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Morris C. Hernandez -4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Ward M. Morris 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Morris 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU A. Everett M. Morris 1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL F. Vina C. Hernandez -2% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL P. Polanco C. Hernandez 2% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL E. Perez C. Hernandez 3% 65% Walk; Polanco to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Pujols C. Hernandez -3% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B; Polanco to 3B; Perez to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -23 7,(3-2)  STL J. Edmonds C. Hernandez 1% 63% Walk
t3 1-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  O STL E. Renteria C. Hernandez -7% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  HOU C. Hernandez M. Morris -4% 52% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 4% 56% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Morris -4% 52% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Hernandez to 2B
b3 0-1 1 12- 7,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris -7% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Hernandez to 3B; Ausmus to 2B
b3 0-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 9% 53% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-1 2 123 3,(2-0)  RR HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris -20% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hernandez Scores/unER; Ausmus Scores/unER; Bagwell to 3B
b3 2-1 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Ward M. Morris 5% 38% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 7-8-9
t4 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Difelice C. Hernandez -3% 35% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL E. Marrero C. Hernandez 5% 40% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t4 1-2 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O STL M. Morris C. Hernandez -4% 36% Flyball: RF
t4 1-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Vina C. Hernandez -4% 32% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 7-8-9
b4 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Morris 2% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU A. Everett M. Morris 2% 35% Flyball: RF
b4 2-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Hernandez M. Morris 1% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 2-3-4
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL P. Polanco C. Hernandez -3% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL E. Perez C. Hernandez -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL A. Pujols C. Hernandez 14% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Edmonds C. Hernandez -2% 43% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
b5 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Morris 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris -2% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b5 2-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 3% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Ricky Stone facing 6-7-8
Ricky Stone replaces Carlos Hernandez pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL E. Renteria R. Stone -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Difelice R. Stone 4% 50% Single to 3B (Bunt)
t6 2-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL E. Marrero R. Stone -4% 46% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Morris R. Stone -4% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 5-6-7
b6 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Ward M. Morris 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Ensberg M. Morris -4% 44% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Ensberg to 3B/Adv on E7
b6 2-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU A. Everett M. Morris -2% 42% Walk
Geoff Blum pinch hits for Ricky Stone (P) batting 9th
b6 2-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Blum M. Morris -3% 40% Hit By Pitch; Everett to 2B
b6 2-2 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 10% 50% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 1-2-3
Nelson Cruz replaces Geoff Blum (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL F. Vina N. Cruz 6% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 2-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL P. Polanco N. Cruz 9% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Vina to 2B
J.D. Drew pinch hits for Eduardo Perez (1B) batting 3rd
t7 2-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Drew N. Cruz -3% 62% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Vina to 3B
t7 2-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO STL A. Pujols N. Cruz 4% 66% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Vina Scores
t7 3-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Edmonds N. Cruz -3% 63% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Mike Timlin facing 2-3-4
Mike Timlin replaces Matt Morris pitching and batting 9th
Eli Marrero moves from RF to 1B
J.D. Drew moves from PH to RF
b7 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Timlin 5% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Timlin 4% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Timlin 2% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 6-7-8
t8 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL E. Renteria N. Cruz -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL M. Difelice N. Cruz 13% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL E. Marrero N. Cruz 7% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 5-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Timlin N. Cruz -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL F. Vina N. Cruz 1% 92% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
Scott Linebrink replaces Nelson Cruz pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Polanco S. Linebrink -1% 91% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Mike Timlin facing 5-6-7
Tino Martinez replaces Eli Marrero playing 1B batting 8th
b8 2-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Hidalgo M. Timlin -5% 86% Walk
Steve Kline replaces Mike Timlin pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Ward S. Kline 5% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Ensberg S. Kline -6% 85% Walk; Hidalgo to 2B
b8 2-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU A. Everett S. Kline 11% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Astros' Scott Linebrink facing 3-4-5
t9 5-2 0 --- 8,(2-2)  STL J. Drew S. Linebrink 1% 98% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t9 5-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL A. Pujols S. Linebrink 1% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Drew Scores
Kerry Robinson pinch runs for Albert Pujols (LF) batting 4th
t9 6-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Edmonds S. Linebrink 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Robinson to 3B
t9 6-2 0 1-3 4,(3-0)  STL E. Renteria S. Linebrink 0% 99% Walk; Edmonds to 2B
t9 6-2 0 123 2,(0-1)  R STL M. Difelice S. Linebrink 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Robinson Scores; Edmonds to 3B; Renteria to 2B
Octavio Dotel replaces Scott Linebrink pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-2 0 123 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Martinez O. Dotel -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Miguel Cairo pinch hits for Steve Kline (P) batting 9th
t9 7-2 1 123 4,(1-2)  RO STL M. Cairo O. Dotel 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Edmonds Scores
t9 8-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL F. Vina O. Dotel -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-8, Cardinals' Luther Hackman facing 9-1-2
Luther Hackman replaces Miguel Cairo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Kerry Robinson moves from PR to LF
Orlando Merced pinch hits for Octavio Dotel (P) batting 9th
b9 2-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU O. Merced L. Hackman -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b9 2-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio L. Hackman -1% 98% Single (Ground Ball); Merced to 2B
b9 2-8 0 12- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU B. Ausmus L. Hackman 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Merced to 3B
b9 2-8 2 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell L. Hackman -0% 100% Walk
b9 2-8 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman L. Hackman -0% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Merced Scores; Bagwell Scores
b9 4-8 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo L. Hackman 1% 100% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 4.

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