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Standings
SEA
@LAA
1
4
BAL
@BOS
7
3
DET
@CHW
1
9
TEX
@KCR
8
7
 
(10)
CLE
@MIN
6
1
NYY
@OAK
0
12
TBD
@TOR
3
4
SFG
@ARI
6
3
CIN
@ATL
4
7
LAD
@COL
3
11
NYM
@FLA
2
4
STL
@HOU
5
6
 
(13)
SDP
@MIL
2
12
CHC
@PIT
7
3
PHI
@WSN
7
1
Friday, September 2, 2005, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 38,511, Time of Game: 4:04
Cardinals
5
85-50
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
6
72-62
 Won 4 
2nd, 12½ GB
W: Chad Qualls (4-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11 12  13    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  0   1    5 13  1
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0   2    6  8  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David Eckstein SS 6 0 1 0 0 1 6 .282 .353 .389 .742 22 17 -0.159 1.41 0.035 -0.195 -1.2 2 6
Larry Walker RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .371 .476 .847 7 6 -0.060 1.23 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 1 0
   So Taguchi RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292 .333 .426 .760 11 7 -0.095 0.94 0.000 -0.095 -0.6 1 0
Albert Pujols 1B 6 2 3 0 0 0 6 .334 .427 .618 1.045 21 15 0.194 1.29 0.266 -0.071 1.0 17 1 2B
Jim Edmonds CF 5 2 3 3 0 1 6 .270 .403 .538 .941 28 16 0.564 1.70 0.621 -0.058 2.1 3 0 2·HR,2B,SH
John Rodriguez LF 5 0 2 1 0 1 6 .299 .371 .441 .812 21 15 0.111 1.65 0.207 -0.096 -0.1 1 0 SH
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 6 0 1 0 0 3 6 .299 .339 .421 .760 20 15 -0.098 0.98 0.033 -0.131 -0.9 2 3 2B
   Alberto Reyes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Abraham Nunez 3B 6 0 1 0 0 1 6 .292 .353 .384 .737 20 14 -0.125 1.20 0.037 -0.162 -0.9 1 1
Yadier Molina C 6 1 2 1 0 0 6 .255 .296 .376 .672 22 18 0.067 1.06 0.169 -0.103 0.9 10 2 HR
Mark Mulder P 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .148 .190 .148 .338 12 8 -0.099 1.42 0.012 -0.111 -0.9 0 3
   Hector Luna PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298 .344 .440 .785 3 2 -0.017 0.68 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
   Jason Isringhausen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   John Mabry PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .316 .442 .759 6 3 -0.034 1.34 0.000 -0.034 -0.1
   Cal Eldred P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Julian Tavarez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ray King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Seabol 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .270 .297 .567 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 50 5 13 5 1 9 53 .260 .275 .500 .775 193 136 0.249 1.29 1.380 -1.133 -1.7 38 18
2B: J Edmonds (33, off E Astacio); A Pujols (34, off D Wheeler); M Grudzielanek (28, off C Qualls).
HR: Y Molina (7, off E Astacio, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); J Edmonds 2 (24, 1 off E Astacio, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF, 1 off C Qualls, 13th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: J Edmonds (1, off D Wheeler); J Rodriguez (3, off B Lidge).
TB: J Edmonds 10; Y Molina 5; A Pujols 4; J Rodriguez 2; M Grudzielanek 2; D Eckstein; A Nunez.
RBI: J Edmonds 3 (75); Y Molina (41); J Rodriguez (19).
2-out RBI: Y Molina.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: M Grudzielanek (7).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willy Taveras CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .294 .330 .349 .679 16 12 -0.165 1.27 0.000 -0.165 -1.2 0 0
   Luke Scott PH-CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .308 .311 .619 8 4 0.048 2.32 0.048 0.000 0.2 0 0
Craig Biggio 2B 6 0 1 0 0 1 6 .268 .330 .455 .785 16 11 -0.021 1.63 0.173 -0.193 -0.4 2 4 2B
Morgan Ensberg 3B 6 1 2 1 0 1 6 .281 .386 .573 .959 18 12 0.521 2.02 0.587 -0.066 0.7 2 3 HR
Lance Berkman 1B-LF-1B 2 1 0 0 3 1 5 .289 .402 .487 .889 21 6 -0.039 1.90 0.052 -0.091 0.4 12 1 IW
   Charles Gipson PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.002 4.97 0.000 -0.002 0.1
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Raul Chavez PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .184 .209 .287 .496 3 1 -0.126 5.40 0.000 -0.126 -0.4
Jason Lane RF 6 2 1 0 0 2 6 .258 .304 .490 .794 22 17 0.039 2.47 0.312 -0.273 0.1 3 0
Chris Burke LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .246 .307 .364 .672 9 7 0.011 1.62 0.082 -0.071 0.4 3 0
   Mike Lamb PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .247 .366 .613 3 2 -0.036 1.40 0.000 -0.036 -0.1 1 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Vizcaino PH-1B 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .260 .314 .349 .664 8 3 -0.059 5.94 0.077 -0.136 -0.2 3 1 IW
Adam Everett SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .249 .292 .377 .669 10 7 -0.058 1.48 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 2 1
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Palmeiro LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 .307 .362 .464 .825 21 15 0.279 4.87 0.369 -0.090 1.1 1 0 HBP
Brad Ausmus C 6 1 2 2 0 0 6 .260 .346 .324 .669 16 12 0.275 2.45 0.562 -0.287 0.6 8 2 HR
Ezequiel Astacio P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 6 6 -0.080 1.23 0.000 -0.080 -0.9 1 1
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Eric Bruntlett SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .193 .264 .386 .649 18 14 0.159 3.41 0.340 -0.181 0.3 0 2
Team Totals 47 6 8 6 6 12 54 .170 .278 .319 .597 195 129 0.746 2.42 2.602 -1.855 0.1 39 17
2B: C Biggio (35, off C Eldred).
HR: M Ensberg (35, off J Isringhausen, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); B Ausmus (2, off J Isringhausen, 10th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: L Berkman (8, by C Eldred); J Vizcaino (4, by J Tavarez).
HBP: O Palmeiro (4, by R King).
TB: B Ausmus 5; M Ensberg 5; C Biggio 2; E Bruntlett; J Lane; C Burke.
RBI: B Ausmus 2 (39); E Bruntlett (12); M Ensberg (95); O Palmeiro (18); A Everett (47).
2-out RBI: E Bruntlett.
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
Mark Mulder 8 2 2 1 2 8 0 3.62 29 92 62 31 12 19 13 6 1 0 78 0.362 1.17 2.1
Jason Isringhausen, BS (4) 2 2 2 2 0 3 2 2.02 8 29 24 12 7 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.592 2.30 -1.0
Cal Eldred 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1.84 10 43 25 20 1 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0.279 3.58 1.0
Julian Tavarez, H (29), L (2-3) 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 3.05 4 16 8 4 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.335 5.21 -1.1
Ray King, BS (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 -0.295 8.84 -1.0
Alberto Reyes 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.56 2 10 7 3 2 2 0 2 1 0 3 1 -0.166 5.99 -0.2
Team Totals 12.2 8 6 5 6 12 2 3.55 54 195 129 71 24 34 19 16 2 0 78 6 2 -0.747 2.42 -0.1
R King faced 1 batter in the 13th 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
Ezequiel Astacio 5.1 8 3 3 1 6 2 5.96 25 97 69 38 8 23 6 12 2 0 45 -0.179 1.06 -0.9
Russ Springer 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.84 7 21 14 8 0 6 3 3 1 0 2 0 0.118 1.55 1.1
Dan Wheeler 2.1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1.79 8 24 20 11 4 5 2 4 1 0 1 0 -0.044 1.25 1.0
Brad Lidge 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 5 20 14 9 4 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 0.014 2.05 0.5
Chad Qualls, W (4-4) 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.18 8 31 19 14 0 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 -0.156 1.33 0.0
Team Totals 13 13 5 5 1 9 3 3.46 53 193 136 80 16 40 20 23 4 0 45 4 1 -0.247 1.29 1.7
R Springer faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R King (2; O Palmeiro).
IBB: J Tavarez (3; J Vizcaino); C Eldred (2; L Berkman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Greg Gibson, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Brian Runge.
Time of Game: 4:04.
Attendance: 38,511.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 David Eckstein SS 1 Willy Taveras CF
2 Larry Walker RF 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Morgan Ensberg 3B
4 Jim Edmonds CF 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 John Rodriguez LF 5 Jason Lane RF
6 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 6 Chris Burke LF
7 Abraham Nunez 3B 7 Adam Everett SS
8 Yadier Molina C 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Mark Mulder P 9 Ezequiel Astacio P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b10 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Ausmus J. Isringhausen 47% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b9 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU M. Ensberg J. Isringhausen 44% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b13 5-5 2 123 6,(2-2)  R HOU E. Bruntlett A. Reyes 34% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lane Scores; Vizcaino to 3B; Palmeiro to 2B
t13 4-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R STL J. Edmonds C. Qualls -34% 16% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b13 4-5 1 123 5,(1-2)  R HOU O. Palmeiro R. King 30% 83% Hit By Pitch; Chavez Scores; Lane to 3B; Vizcaino to 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' Ezequiel Astacio facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  STL D. Eckstein E. Astacio -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL L. Walker E. Astacio 3% 50% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Pujols E. Astacio -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Eckstein to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Edmonds E. Astacio 4% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Rodriguez E. Astacio 4% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU W. Taveras M. Mulder -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Mulder -2% 51% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Mulder -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Grudzielanek E. Astacio 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Nunez E. Astacio 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(0-2)  R STL Y. Molina E. Astacio -11% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Mulder E. Astacio -1% 42% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Eckstein E. Astacio 2% 44% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman M. Mulder 4% 48% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Lane M. Mulder 6% 55% Reached on E4/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Berkman to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Burke M. Mulder 8% 63% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Berkman to 3B; Lane to 2B
b2 0-1 0 123 4,(1-2)  RO HOU A. Everett M. Mulder -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Berkman Scores/unER; Lane to 3B
b2 1-1 1 1-3 7,(2-2)  R HOU B. Ausmus M. Mulder 10% 71% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Lane Scores; Everett to 3B
b2 2-1 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU E. Astacio M. Mulder -6% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU W. Taveras M. Mulder -4% 61% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 2-3-4
t3 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL L. Walker E. Astacio 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols E. Astacio 2% 66% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Edmonds E. Astacio -3% 63% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t3 1-2 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O STL J. Rodriguez E. Astacio 4% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Mulder -2% 65% Flyball: CF
b3 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Mulder -1% 63% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b3 2-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman M. Mulder 1% 65% Walk
b3 2-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lane M. Mulder -2% 62% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 6-7-8
t4 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Grudzielanek E. Astacio 3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Nunez E. Astacio 2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL Y. Molina E. Astacio 1% 69% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 6-7-8
So Taguchi replaces Larry Walker playing RF batting 2nd
b4 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Burke M. Mulder -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Everett M. Mulder -2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Mulder -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Mulder E. Astacio 3% 67% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-2 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O STL D. Eckstein E. Astacio 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Taguchi E. Astacio 1% 71% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU E. Astacio M. Mulder -2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU W. Taveras M. Mulder -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Mulder -1% 66% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL A. Pujols E. Astacio -6% 60% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
t6 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR STL J. Edmonds E. Astacio -26% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball); Pujols Scores
t6 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Rodriguez E. Astacio -4% 30% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru CF-RF)
t6 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Grudzielanek E. Astacio 4% 34% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t6 3-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  STL A. Nunez E. Astacio -4% 30% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Rodriguez to 2B
Russ Springer replaces Ezequiel Astacio pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  STL Y. Molina R. Springer -6% 24% Single to LF (Line Drive); Rodriguez to 3B; Nunez to 2B
t6 3-2 1 123 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Mulder R. Springer 8% 32% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Springer 8% 40% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Mulder -4% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 2-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Mulder -3% 33% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lane M. Mulder -2% 31% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Russ Springer facing 2-3-4
t7 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Taguchi R. Springer 3% 33% Groundout: P-1B
t7 3-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Pujols R. Springer 2% 35% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
t7 3-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Edmonds R. Springer 1% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 6-7-8
b7 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Burke M. Mulder -5% 31% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Everett M. Mulder -4% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Mulder -2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Russ Springer facing 5-6-7
t8 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL J. Rodriguez R. Springer -3% 22% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Dan Wheeler replaces Adam Everett (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Eric Bruntlett replaces Russ Springer (P) playing SS batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Grudzielanek D. Wheeler 3% 25% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Nunez D. Wheeler 3% 28% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 3-2 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina D. Wheeler 3% 31% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Mark Mulder facing 9-1-2
b8 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett M. Mulder -6% 24% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU W. Taveras M. Mulder -5% 20% Groundout: P-1B
b8 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Mulder -3% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Dan Wheeler facing 9-1-2
Hector Luna pinch hits for Mark Mulder (P) batting 9th
t9 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL H. Luna D. Wheeler 2% 18% Popfly: 1B
t9 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Eckstein D. Wheeler 1% 19% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t9 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Taguchi D. Wheeler 1% 20% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 3-4-5
Jason Isringhausen replaces Hector Luna (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU M. Ensberg J. Isringhausen 44% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b9 3-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Isringhausen -6% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Lane J. Isringhausen -5% 54% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Lamb pinch hits for Chris Burke (LF) batting 6th
b9 3-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Lamb J. Isringhausen -4% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 10th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Dan Wheeler facing 3-4-5
Mike Lamb moves from PH to 1B
Lance Berkman moves from 1B to LF
t10 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  STL A. Pujols D. Wheeler -17% 33% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t10 3-3 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Edmonds D. Wheeler 0% 33% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Pujols to 3B
Brad Lidge replaces Mike Lamb (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Lance Berkman moves from LF to 1B
Orlando Palmeiro replaces Dan Wheeler (P) playing LF batting 7th
t10 3-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO STL J. Rodriguez B. Lidge -13% 19% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Pujols Scores
t10 4-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. Grudzielanek B. Lidge 1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 10th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 7-8-9
b10 3-4 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro J. Isringhausen -9% 11% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b10 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Ausmus J. Isringhausen 47% 58% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b10 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett J. Isringhausen -5% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b10 4-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU W. Taveras J. Isringhausen -4% 50% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 11th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 7-8-9
t11 4-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Nunez B. Lidge 6% 56% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
t11 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Lidge 5% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
John Mabry pinch hits for Jason Isringhausen (P) batting 9th
t11 4-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Mabry B. Lidge 3% 64% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 11th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Cal Eldred facing 2-3-4
Cal Eldred replaces John Mabry (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b11 4-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Biggio C. Eldred 17% 81% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
b11 4-4 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg C. Eldred 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Biggio to 3B
b11 4-4 1 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman C. Eldred -0% 82% Intentional Walk
Charles Gipson pinch runs for Lance Berkman (1B) batting 4th
b11 4-4 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lane C. Eldred -19% 64% Popfly: 2B
Jose Vizcaino pinch hits for Brad Lidge (P) batting 6th
b11 4-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino C. Eldred -0% 64% Defensive Indifference; Gipson to 2B
b11 4-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino C. Eldred -14% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 12th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 1-2-3
Chad Qualls replaces Charles Gipson (PR) pitching and batting 4th
Jose Vizcaino moves from PH to 1B
t12 4-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Eckstein C. Qualls 6% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t12 4-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL S. Taguchi C. Qualls 5% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t12 4-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols C. Qualls 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 12th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Cal Eldred facing 7-8-9
b12 4-4 0 --- 11,(3-2)  HOU O. Palmeiro C. Eldred 7% 71% Walk
b12 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Eldred -8% 64% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
b12 4-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett C. Eldred -7% 56% Flyball: CF
Luke Scott pinch hits for Willy Taveras (CF) batting 1st
b12 4-4 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  HOU L. Scott C. Eldred 5% 61% Walk; Ausmus to 2B
b12 4-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Eldred -11% 50% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 13th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 4-5-6
Luke Scott moves from PH to CF
t13 4-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R STL J. Edmonds C. Qualls -34% 16% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t13 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Rodriguez C. Qualls 2% 18% Groundout: 1B-P
t13 5-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  STL M. Grudzielanek C. Qualls -3% 15% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t13 5-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Nunez C. Qualls 4% 19% Fielder's Choice P; Grudzielanek out at 3B/P-3B
t13 5-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina C. Qualls 2% 20% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 13th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Julian Tavarez facing 3-4-5
Julian Tavarez replaces Cal Eldred pitching and batting 9th
b13 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Ensberg J. Tavarez 13% 34% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
Raul Chavez pinch hits for Chad Qualls (P) batting 4th
b13 4-5 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU R. Chavez J. Tavarez -13% 21% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
b13 4-5 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  HOU J. Lane J. Tavarez 25% 46% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Chavez to 3B
b13 4-5 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino J. Tavarez 8% 54% Intentional Walk; Lane to 2B
Ray King replaces Julian Tavarez pitching and batting 9th
b13 4-5 1 123 5,(1-2)  R HOU O. Palmeiro R. King 30% 83% Hit By Pitch; Chavez Scores; Lane to 3B; Vizcaino to 2B
Alberto Reyes replaces Mark Grudzielanek (2B) pitching and batting 6th
Scott Seabol replaces Ray King (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b13 5-5 1 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus A. Reyes -17% 66% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b13 5-5 2 123 6,(2-2)  R HOU E. Bruntlett A. Reyes 34% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lane Scores; Vizcaino to 3B; Palmeiro to 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 6.

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