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11
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@OAK
7
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Sunday, September 24, 2006, 7:07PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 43,704, Time of Game: 3:09
Cardinals
3
80-74
 Lost 5 
1st
at Astros
7
77-78
 Won 5 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Chad Qualls (7-3)
L: Josh Hancock (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    3  8  0
Astros          0  0  0   2  1  0   4  0  X    7 11  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
David Eckstein SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .293 .351 .344 .695 17 12 -0.061 0.78 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 1 3
   Jose Vizcaino SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .305 .312 .617 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Ronnie Belliard PH-2B 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .275 .324 .398 .722 4 4 -0.010 1.45 0.004 -0.013 0.0 0 1 2B
Chris Duncan RF 2 2 1 0 2 1 4 .302 .375 .601 .975 19 9 0.040 1.16 0.101 -0.061 0.6 2 0
   Josh Hancock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Randy Flores P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Thompson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Preston Wilson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260 .303 .412 .715 4 3 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.3
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .329 .429 .665 1.094 15 9 0.103 1.63 0.131 -0.028 0.8 3 3 IW
Scott Rolen 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .297 .370 .521 .891 14 10 -0.064 2.12 0.114 -0.178 -0.0 1 0
John Rodriguez LF-RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .305 .380 .441 .821 12 10 0.024 1.46 0.164 -0.140 -0.5 1 0 GDP
Juan Encarnacion CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .280 .316 .448 .764 12 9 -0.097 1.17 0.033 -0.130 -0.7 0 0
Aaron Miles 2B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .265 .327 .354 .681 15 10 -0.113 1.19 0.000 -0.113 -1.0 4 0
Yadier Molina C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .215 .275 .325 .600 14 9 0.007 1.37 0.069 -0.061 -0.2 5 0
   John Nelson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Gary Bennett C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .274 .338 .612 2 1 -0.010 0.38 0.000 -0.010 -0.3 4 0
Jeff Weaver P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .200 .179 .379 10 8 -0.059 1.09 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 1 0
   Scott Spiezio PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .270 .360 .481 .842 7 6 0.158 1.47 0.163 -0.005 0.8 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 4 12 38 .235 .316 .265 .580 145 100 -0.087 1.31 0.779 -0.864 -1.9 24 8
2B: R Belliard (29, off D Wheeler).
IBB: A Pujols (28, by T Miller).
TB: A Pujols 2; R Belliard 2; S Rolen; S Spiezio; J Encarnacion; C Duncan; J Rodriguez.
GIDP: J Rodriguez (9).
RBI: S Rolen (92); R Belliard (63); J Rodriguez (19).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Pujols-D Eckstein-A Pujols.

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 2 0 0 1 5 .247 .305 .422 .726 20 13 0.088 0.94 0.136 -0.048 0.4 0 2
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Lamb 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .306 .359 .481 .839 6 4 0.022 1.01 0.112 -0.091 0.3 0 0 3B,2B,GDP
   Morgan Ensberg PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .394 .468 .862 6 3 -0.086 1.76 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 0 0
Lance Berkman 1B 2 0 0 2 1 0 4 .318 .419 .629 1.048 12 6 0.102 1.56 0.115 -0.013 0.4 6 1 SF
Luke Scott LF 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .368 .456 .697 1.154 13 6 0.030 1.16 0.084 -0.055 0.1 1 0 2B
Aubrey Huff RF 3 2 2 3 1 0 4 .262 .336 .465 .801 11 4 0.215 1.41 0.259 -0.044 3.0 1 0 HR
   Charlton Jimerson RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Chris Burke CF-2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .276 .349 .422 .770 13 10 -0.063 1.19 0.040 -0.102 -0.7 2 0
Adam Everett SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .238 .290 .354 .644 12 9 -0.125 1.76 0.000 -0.125 -1.2 1 4
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243 .288 .315 .603 4 3 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.3
   Willy Taveras CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .333 .343 .676 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .230 .308 .287 .595 19 9 0.186 1.09 0.243 -0.057 1.1 12 0 2B
Roger Clemens P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .080 .207 .120 .327 4 4 -0.059 1.02 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 0 1
   Wandy Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .081 .105 .081 .186 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Eric Bruntlett SS 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 .283 .354 .354 .708 6 5 0.107 0.77 0.107 0.000 0.8 0 1 2B
Team Totals 33 7 11 7 3 9 37 .333 .378 .606 .984 126 76 0.416 1.19 1.096 -0.681 2.7 27 9
2B: M Lamb (21, off J Weaver); L Scott (19, off J Weaver); B Ausmus (16, off J Weaver); E Bruntlett (8, off J Hancock).
3B: M Lamb (3, off J Weaver).
HR: A Huff (20, off R Flores, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: L Berkman (8, off J Weaver).
TB: M Lamb 5; A Huff 5; E Bruntlett 3; B Ausmus 2; L Scott 2; C Biggio 2; C Burke.
GIDP: M Lamb (10).
RBI: A Huff 3 (64); L Berkman 2 (130); B Ausmus 2 (38).
2-out RBI: A Huff 3; B Ausmus 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Clemens-A Everett-L Berkman.

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
Jeff Weaver 6 7 3 3 2 5 0 5.79 26 88 54 34 8 12 7 12 3 0 49 -0.048 1.27 0.2
Josh Hancock, L (3-3) 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.96 2 5 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.199 1.66 -1.3
Randy Flores 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 1 5.45 4 13 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 -0.173 1.88 -2.2
Brad Thompson 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.65 5 20 14 7 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.05 0.7
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 3 9 1 7.88 37 126 76 47 12 17 11 14 4 0 49 2 2 -0.415 1.19 -2.7
J Hancock faced 2 batters 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
Roger Clemens 5 4 1 1 1 6 0 2.35 19 76 55 32 11 12 5 7 2 0 60 0.174 1.00 1.7
Wandy Rodriguez 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.56 1 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.053 1.24 -0.4
Brad Lidge, H (4) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 5.56 6 19 13 5 6 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 -0.052 2.54 -0.5
Trever Miller, BS (1) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.02 4 13 8 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 -0.102 2.47 -0.5
Chad Qualls, W (7-3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.89 4 19 13 5 4 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.102 0.97 1.0
Dan Wheeler 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.55 4 12 9 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.20 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 12 0 3.00 38 145 100 51 24 25 12 10 2 0 60 4 2 0.085 1.31 1.9
W Rodriguez faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
B Lidge faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: T Miller (2; A Pujols).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Sam Holbrook.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: 43,704.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 7mph out to Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 David Eckstein SS 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Chris Duncan RF 2 Mike Lamb 3B
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Scott Rolen 3B 4 Luke Scott LF
5 John Rodriguez LF 5 Aubrey Huff RF
6 Juan Encarnacion CF 6 Chris Burke CF
7 Aaron Miles 2B 7 Adam Everett SS
8 Yadier Molina C 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Jeff Weaver P 9 Roger Clemens P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR HOU B. Ausmus J. Weaver 24% 67% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Scott Scores; Huff Scores
b7 4-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR HOU A. Huff R. Flores 19% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores; Scott Scores
t6 1-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R STL J. Rodriguez B. Lidge -16% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Duncan Scores; Pujols to 3B
t7 2-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Spiezio T. Miller -16% 45% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Nelson to 3B
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  R STL S. Rolen R. Clemens -11% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); Duncan Scores; Pujols to 3B

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' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Clemens 2% 52% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL C. Duncan R. Clemens -2% 50% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL A. Pujols R. Clemens -3% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Duncan to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  R STL S. Rolen R. Clemens -11% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); Duncan Scores; Pujols to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  OO STL J. Rodriguez R. Clemens 10% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Weaver -2% 43% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Lamb J. Weaver 4% 47% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Weaver 2% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Scott J. Weaver -5% 44% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Huff J. Weaver -4% 40% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL J. Encarnacion R. Clemens -3% 37% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Miles R. Clemens 2% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; Encarnacion to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina R. Clemens 3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B; Encarnacion to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O STL J. Weaver R. Clemens 4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Burke J. Weaver 4% 49% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Everett J. Weaver -4% 45% Popfly: 2B (Short RF Line)
b2 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Weaver -3% 42% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Clemens J. Weaver -3% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Clemens 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  STL C. Duncan R. Clemens -2% 39% Walk
t3 1-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O STL A. Pujols R. Clemens 3% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Rolen R. Clemens 2% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio J. Weaver 4% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU M. Lamb J. Weaver -9% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Weaver -1% 38% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL J. Rodriguez R. Clemens 2% 40% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Encarnacion R. Clemens 2% 42% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Miles R. Clemens 1% 43% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 4-5-6
b4 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU L. Scott J. Weaver 8% 51% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 0-1 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU A. Huff J. Weaver 4% 55% Walk
b4 0-1 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Burke J. Weaver -7% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Everett J. Weaver -6% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  RR HOU B. Ausmus J. Weaver 24% 67% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Scott Scores; Huff Scores
b4 2-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Clemens J. Weaver -3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina R. Clemens 3% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 1-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL J. Weaver R. Clemens 2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Clemens 2% 71% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 1-2-3
Jose Vizcaino replaces David Eckstein playing SS batting 1st
b5 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Weaver -2% 68% Flyball: RF
b5 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Lamb J. Weaver 7% 75% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b5 2-1 1 --3 2,(1-0)  RO HOU L. Berkman J. Weaver 3% 78% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Lamb Scores
b5 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Scott J. Weaver -1% 77% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
Wandy Rodriguez replaces Roger Clemens pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez -5% 72% Walk
Brad Lidge replaces Wandy Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  STL A. Pujols B. Lidge -8% 64% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Duncan to 2B
t6 1-3 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Rolen B. Lidge 8% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R STL J. Rodriguez B. Lidge -16% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Duncan Scores; Pujols to 3B
t6 2-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Encarnacion B. Lidge 10% 66% Popfly: P
t6 2-3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Miles B. Lidge 8% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 5-6-7
b6 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU A. Huff J. Weaver 3% 77% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b6 3-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Burke J. Weaver -3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU A. Everett J. Weaver -3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Weaver -2% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 8-9-1
t7 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL Y. Molina B. Lidge -7% 62% Walk
Trever Miller replaces Brad Lidge pitching and batting 9th
Scott Spiezio pinch hits for Jeff Weaver (P) batting 9th
John Nelson pinch runs for Yadier Molina (C) batting 8th
t7 2-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Spiezio T. Miller -16% 45% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Nelson to 3B
Ronnie Belliard pinch hits for Jose Vizcaino (SS) batting 1st
t7 2-3 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  RO STL R. Belliard T. Miller 1% 47% Groundout: 2B-P; Nelson Scores; Spiezio to 2B
t7 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan T. Miller 6% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols T. Miller -1% 51% Intentional Walk
Chad Qualls replaces Adam Everett (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Eric Bruntlett replaces Trever Miller (P) playing SS batting 9th
t7 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Rolen C. Qualls 8% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Josh Hancock facing 9-1-2
Josh Hancock replaces Chris Duncan (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Gary Bennett replaces John Nelson (PR) playing C batting 8th
Ronnie Belliard moves from PH to 2B
Aaron Miles moves from 2B to SS
Scott Spiezio moves from PH to LF
John Rodriguez moves from LF to RF
b7 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU E. Bruntlett J. Hancock 11% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b7 3-3 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Hancock 9% 79% Single to P/Bunt; Bruntlett to 3B
Randy Flores replaces Josh Hancock pitching and batting 2nd
Morgan Ensberg pinch hits for Mike Lamb (3B) batting 2nd
b7 3-3 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg R. Flores -9% 70% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU L. Berkman R. Flores 7% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bruntlett Scores; Biggio to 2B
b7 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Scott R. Flores 1% 78% Walk
b7 4-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR HOU A. Huff R. Flores 19% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores; Scott Scores
Brad Thompson replaces Randy Flores pitching and batting 2nd
b7 7-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Burke B. Thompson -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 5-6-7
Morgan Ensberg moves from PH to 3B
Charlton Jimerson replaces Aubrey Huff playing RF batting 5th
t8 3-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Rodriguez C. Qualls 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 3-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Encarnacion C. Qualls 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-7 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL A. Miles C. Qualls 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 7-8-9
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Chad Qualls (P) batting 7th
b8 7-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro B. Thompson -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Thompson -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
b8 7-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU E. Bruntlett B. Thompson 0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b8 7-3 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio B. Thompson -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Dan Wheeler facing 8-9-1
Dan Wheeler replaces Craig Biggio (2B) pitching and batting 1st
Chris Burke moves from CF to 2B
Willy Taveras replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) playing CF batting 7th
t9 3-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL G. Bennett D. Wheeler 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 3-7 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL S. Spiezio D. Wheeler 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Belliard D. Wheeler -0% 100% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
Preston Wilson pinch hits for Brad Thompson (P) batting 2nd
t9 3-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL P. Wilson D. Wheeler 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 7.

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