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@KCR
5
1
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@OAK
7
2
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@TBD
10
8
 
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@TEX
8
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4
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@MON
5
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@SDP
7
5
Tuesday, September 28, 2004, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 36,230, Time of Game: 2:52
Cardinals
1
103-54
 Lost 2 
1st
at Astros
2
88-70
 Won 3 
3rd, 15½ GB
W: Brandon Backe (4-3)
L: Dan Haren (3-3)
S: Brad Lidge (26)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  0
Astros          0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  X    2  8  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
Marlon Anderson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .234 .267 .377 .644 15 10 -0.140 1.38 0.000 -0.140 -1.0 0 1
Scott Rolen 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .318 .411 .604 1.015 13 6 -0.064 0.83 0.000 -0.064 -0.5 1 3
   Kiko Calero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Cody McKay PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .236 .276 .264 .540 3 3 0.064 2.05 0.064 0.000 0.3
   Ray Lankford PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .341 .404 .745 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Alberto Reyes 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
   Ray King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .329 .414 .654 1.068 16 9 -0.152 1.53 0.025 -0.177 -0.7 9 1
Jim Edmonds CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .424 .656 1.080 18 10 -0.148 1.41 0.000 -0.148 -0.9 2 0
Larry Walker RF 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .298 .424 .593 1.017 20 10 0.018 1.33 0.117 -0.099 0.7 0 0 HR
Edgar Renteria SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .329 .406 .735 14 9 -0.119 1.13 0.000 -0.119 -0.8 2 1
Reggie Sanders LF 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .257 .312 .482 .793 7 3 0.011 0.93 0.070 -0.059 0.1 4 0 CS
Yadier Molina C 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .258 .324 .320 .644 9 6 0.105 1.15 0.116 -0.010 0.8 5 1
   Roger Cedeno PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .266 .333 .380 .714 4 4 -0.056 2.16 0.000 -0.056 -0.2
   Hector Luna 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .308 .376 .683 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Dan Haren P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 5 -0.221 1.39 0.000 -0.221 -1.9 0 0
   John Mabry 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .297 .364 .513 .877 3 3 0.062 1.59 0.062 0.000 0.3 0 0
   Tony Womack PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .348 .382 .729 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mike Matheny C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .292 .347 .639 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 3 8 33 .167 .242 .267 .509 128 78 -0.640 1.31 0.454 -1.093 -3.7 24 10
HR: L Walker (17, off B Backe, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: L Walker 4; J Mabry; Y Molina; C McKay; R Sanders.
RBI: L Walker (47).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. H Luna-M Matheny-E Renteria.
Baserunning
CS: R Sanders (5, 2nd base by B Backe/B Ausmus).
Pickoffs: A Pujols (1st base by B Backe).

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 LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .336 .460 .797 10 8 -0.090 1.09 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 0 0 SH
   Dan Miceli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Carlos Beltran CF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .269 .371 .556 .926 19 11 0.068 0.82 0.131 -0.063 0.5 2 1 3B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 2 0 1 2 1 1 4 .265 .375 .462 .836 12 7 0.136 1.24 0.164 -0.028 1.1 8 0 SF
Lance Berkman RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .318 .453 .571 1.024 21 12 -0.032 0.74 0.029 -0.060 0.0 2 0
Jeff Kent 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .284 .344 .516 .860 17 9 0.051 0.96 0.100 -0.049 1.0 4 2 2B
Morgan Ensberg 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .280 .333 .406 .739 15 9 -0.034 1.12 0.072 -0.106 -1.4 2 0 GDP
Jose Vizcaino SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .271 .309 .369 .678 19 12 -0.140 1.26 0.000 -0.140 -1.6 0 2
Brad Ausmus C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .251 .308 .329 .637 14 8 -0.053 1.23 0.011 -0.064 -0.5 9 2
Brandon Backe P 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .286 .375 .500 .875 9 6 -0.028 1.73 0.043 -0.071 -0.2 0 2
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .340 .346 .686 1 1 -0.020 0.77 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
   Jason Lane LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .346 .463 .809 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 8 2 4 6 34 .286 .364 .393 .756 137 83 -0.142 1.08 0.550 -0.691 -2.2 27 9
2B: J Kent (34, off D Haren).
3B: C Beltran (9, off D Haren).
SF: J Bagwell (3, off D Haren).
SH: C Biggio (8, off D Haren).
TB: C Beltran 4; M Ensberg 2; J Kent 2; L Berkman; B Backe; J Bagwell.
GIDP: M Ensberg (15).
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (85).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Beltran-B Ausmus.
E: B Ausmus (5).
Outfield Assists: C Beltran (R Sanders at home plate).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: C Beltran (1st base by K Calero).

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
Dan Haren, L (3-3) 5 6 2 2 1 6 0 4.63 22 80 49 24 12 13 11 4 1 0 52 0.014 1.25 0.6
Kiko Calero 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.91 7 31 19 12 3 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 0.095 0.74 1.0
Alberto Reyes 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.96 3 21 10 6 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.083 0.76 -1.8
Ray King 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.41 2 7 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0.116 0.92 2.4
Team Totals 8 8 2 2 4 6 0 2.25 34 139 83 45 16 22 14 10 3 0 52 3 0 0.142 1.08 2.2
A Reyes faced 3 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
Brandon Backe, W (4-3) 5 3 1 1 3 3 1 4.35 19 74 41 21 8 12 5 8 3 0 57 0.171 0.91 1.6
Chad Qualls, H (7) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.99 6 21 13 6 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.179 1.16 1.0
Dan Miceli, H (21) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.60 4 11 11 9 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 2.17 0.0
Brad Lidge, S (26) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.97 4 22 13 4 6 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 0.290 2.72 1.0
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 8 1 1.00 33 128 78 40 17 21 10 12 5 0 57 2 0 0.641 1.31 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: D Haren (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: K Calero (1; C Beltran, 1st base); B Backe (0; A Pujols, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Phil Cuzzi, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 36,230.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 89° F, Wind 6mph in from Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Marlon Anderson 2B 1 Craig Biggio LF
2 Scott Rolen 3B 2 Carlos Beltran CF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Jim Edmonds CF 4 Lance Berkman RF
5 Larry Walker RF 5 Jeff Kent 2B
6 Edgar Renteria SS 6 Morgan Ensberg 3B
7 Reggie Sanders LF 7 Jose Vizcaino SS
8 Yadier Molina C 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Dan Haren P 9 Brandon Backe P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-1 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO STL D. Haren B. Backe 20% 54% Line Drive Double Play: CF; Sanders out at Hm/CF-C
t8 1-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols B. Lidge 12% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t5 1-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  STL Y. Molina B. Backe -12% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive); Sanders to 3B
b3 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell D. Haren 11% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Backe Scores
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL L. Walker B. Backe -10% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL M. Anderson B. Backe 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL S. Rolen B. Backe 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols B. Backe -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-2)  STL J. Edmonds B. Backe -1% 51% Pujols Picked off 1B, safe on E2; Pujols to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Edmonds B. Backe 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Dan Haren facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Haren -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Beltran D. Haren 2% 55% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Haren -3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Haren -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL L. Walker B. Backe -10% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL E. Renteria B. Backe 2% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Sanders B. Backe -2% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Backe 4% 43% Sanders Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Backe 1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Dan Haren facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Kent D. Haren 7% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b2 0-1 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg D. Haren -2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kent to 3B
b2 0-1 1 --3 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Vizcaino D. Haren -6% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus D. Haren -4% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. Haren B. Backe 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Anderson B. Backe 2% 43% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
t3 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL S. Rolen B. Backe 1% 44% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Dan Haren facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Backe D. Haren 4% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Haren -2% 46% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Backe to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Beltran D. Haren -4% 42% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b3 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell D. Haren 11% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Backe Scores
b3 1-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Haren -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols B. Backe 3% 53% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t4 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Edmonds B. Backe 2% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Walker B. Backe -2% 53% Walk
t4 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL E. Renteria B. Backe 3% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Dan Haren facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Kent D. Haren -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Ensberg D. Haren 3% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino D. Haren -2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Ensberg to 2B
b4 1-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Ausmus D. Haren 1% 55% Walk
b4 1-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  HOU B. Backe D. Haren 2% 57% Wild Pitch; Ensberg to 3B; Ausmus to 2B
b4 1-1 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Backe D. Haren -7% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Sanders B. Backe -5% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  STL Y. Molina B. Backe -12% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive); Sanders to 3B
t5 1-1 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO STL D. Haren B. Backe 20% 54% Line Drive Double Play: CF; Sanders out at Hm/CF-C
t5 1-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Anderson B. Backe 3% 57% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Dan Haren facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Haren -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU C. Beltran D. Haren 10% 63% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b5 1-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU J. Bagwell D. Haren 4% 67% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF Line); Beltran Scores
b5 2-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Haren -1% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 2-3-4
Chad Qualls replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL S. Rolen C. Qualls 4% 69% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols C. Qualls 3% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Edmonds C. Qualls 2% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Kiko Calero facing 5-6-7
Kiko Calero replaces Scott Rolen (3B) pitching and batting 2nd
John Mabry replaces Dan Haren (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b6 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Kent K. Calero -2% 72% Lineout: LF
b6 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Ensberg K. Calero 2% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 2-1 1 1-- 7,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino K. Calero -3% 71% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 2-1 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Calero -2% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL L. Walker C. Qualls 4% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL E. Renteria C. Qualls 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Sanders C. Qualls 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Kiko Calero facing 9-1-2
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Chad Qualls (P) batting 9th
b7 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU O. Palmeiro K. Calero -2% 77% Flyball: LF
b7 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Calero -1% 75% Flyball: LF
b7 2-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Beltran K. Calero 1% 76% Walk
b7 2-1 2 1-- 2,(2-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Calero -2% 74% Beltran Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 8-9-1
Dan Miceli replaces Craig Biggio (LF) pitching and batting 1st
Jason Lane replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) playing LF batting 9th
Roger Cedeno pinch hits for Yadier Molina (C) batting 8th
t8 1-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL R. Cedeno D. Miceli 6% 80% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL J. Mabry D. Miceli -6% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Tony Womack pinch runs for John Mabry (3B) batting 9th
t8 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Anderson D. Miceli 7% 81% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
Cody McKay pinch hits for Kiko Calero (P) batting 2nd
t8 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  STL C. McKay D. Miceli -6% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Womack to 3B
Brad Lidge replaces Dan Miceli pitching and batting 1st
Ray Lankford pinch runs for Cody McKay (PH) batting 2nd
t8 1-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols B. Lidge 12% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Alberto Reyes facing 3-4-5
Alberto Reyes replaces Ray Lankford (PR) pitching and batting 2nd
Mike Matheny replaces Tony Womack (PR) playing C batting 9th
Hector Luna replaces Roger Cedeno (PH) playing 3B batting 8th
b8 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell A. Reyes 2% 89% Walk
b8 2-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman A. Reyes 3% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bagwell to 2B
b8 2-1 0 12- 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Kent A. Reyes 3% 95% Walk; Bagwell to 3B; Berkman to 2B
Ray King replaces Alberto Reyes pitching and batting 2nd
b8 2-1 0 123 2,(0-1)  OO HOU M. Ensberg R. King -9% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-C-SS; Kent to 2B
b8 2-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino R. King -3% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 4-5-6
t9 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Edmonds B. Lidge 8% 91% Lineout: 2B
t9 1-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL L. Walker B. Lidge 5% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL E. Renteria B. Lidge 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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