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CLE
@LAA
4
6
SEA
@BAL
4
5
MIN
@CHW
4
7
TBR
@NYY
1
6
LAD
@ARI
3
9
PHI
@CIN
5
3
ATL
@COL
1
2
STL
@HOU
3
5
CHC
@PIT
10
8
 
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SDP
@SFG
8
4
FLA
@WSN
10
7
Monday, April 7, 2008, 6:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 43,483, Time of Game: 2:13
Cardinals
3
5-2
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Astros
5
3-5
 Won 1 
6th, 3 GB
W: Jose Valverde (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  3    3  6  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  1  2    5  9  0
Winning Run scored with 0 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
Cesar Izturis SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .211 .423 .263 .686 14 7 0.019 0.96 0.077 -0.058 0.1 3 5
Rick Ankiel CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .296 .345 .704 1.049 16 12 -0.126 1.31 0.000 -0.126 -1.1 0 0
Albert Pujols 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .517 .429 .946 14 8 -0.094 1.22 0.012 -0.106 -0.7 13 1
Troy Glaus 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .240 .310 .360 .670 16 11 0.017 0.93 0.067 -0.051 0.8 0 2 2B
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 0 1 2 0 3 4 .304 .360 .609 .969 12 10 0.310 1.50 0.394 -0.084 1.2 0 0 2B
Chris Duncan LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .143 .400 .143 .543 14 7 -0.072 1.73 0.011 -0.083 -0.5 1 0 IW
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Yadier Molina C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .318 .333 .500 .833 17 12 -0.102 1.68 0.044 -0.146 -0.4 5 3
Todd Wellemeyer P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 6 -0.040 0.78 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 0
   Brian Barton PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .455 .500 .727 1.227 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Skip Schumaker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .211 .000 .211 5 5 -0.081 1.96 0.000 -0.081 -0.5 GDP
   Kelvin Jimenez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Rico Washington LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Aaron Miles 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 6 5 -0.014 0.93 0.037 -0.051 -0.0 1 4
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 2 7 34 .188 .235 .250 .485 121 83 -0.183 1.28 0.642 -0.826 -1.5 24 15
2B: T Glaus (3, off W Rodriguez); R Ludwick (3, off J Valverde).
IBB: C Duncan (1, by J Valverde).
TB: T Glaus 3; R Ludwick 2; A Miles; Y Molina; A Pujols.
GIDP: S Schumaker (1).
RBI: R Ludwick 2 (5); T Glaus (3).
2-out RBI: R Ludwick 2; T Glaus.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Glaus-C Izturis-A Pujols; T Glaus-A Miles-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
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .250 .344 .321 .665 12 9 0.020 0.61 0.056 -0.036 0.6 0 0 2·SB
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .171 .171 .229 .400 19 15 -0.081 0.83 0.000 -0.081 -1.0 7 0
Lance Berkman 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .240 .321 .600 .921 17 8 0.147 0.75 0.206 -0.058 0.2 9 0 HR
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .303 .303 .667 .970 11 7 0.127 1.16 0.172 -0.045 1.0 1 0 HR
   Darin Erstad PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .778 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .267 .281 .600 .881 8 7 0.303 1.42 0.336 -0.034 1.5 1 6 HR
Geoff Blum 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .308 .308 .538 .846 10 6 -0.049 0.95 0.011 -0.060 -0.3 0 3
Mark Loretta 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .190 .292 .238 .530 9 6 -0.072 0.84 0.000 -0.072 -0.9 3 1 GDP
J.R. Towles C 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .222 .364 .611 .975 12 8 0.041 0.78 0.072 -0.031 1.2 6 1 HR
Wandy Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.116 1.47 0.000 -0.116 -1.0 0 0 GDP
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .444 .167 .611 2 1 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 9 5 2 7 32 .300 .344 .700 1.044 104 70 0.317 0.91 0.853 -0.536 1.0 27 11
HR: L Berkman (2, off T Wellemeyer, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); C Lee (3, off T Wellemeyer, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Towles (2, off K Jimenez, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); M Tejada (2, off K McClellan, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: C Lee 5; M Tejada 5; L Berkman 4; J Towles 4; M Bourn 2; G Blum.
GIDP: W Rodriguez (1); M Loretta (2).
RBI: M Tejada 2 (6); L Berkman (4); C Lee (4); J Towles (4).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-L Berkman.
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn 2 (6, 2nd base off T Wellemeyer/Y Molina, 2nd base off K Jimenez/Y Molina).
Pickoffs: L Berkman (1st base by Y Molina).

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
Todd Wellemeyer 7 5 2 2 1 7 2 2.25 25 87 60 34 16 10 11 6 1 0 65 0.073 0.98 1.5
Kelvin Jimenez 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 9.00 5 16 9 6 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0.026 0.12 -0.5
Kyle McClellan, L (0-1) 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 6.75 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.364 2.72 -2.0
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 2 7 4 5.62 32 106 71 42 17 12 14 9 1 0 65 0 0 -0.317 0.91 -1.0

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
Wandy Rodriguez 7.1 3 0 0 0 6 0 2.92 25 91 65 36 7 22 9 10 4 0 78 0.433 0.89 3.4
Doug Brocail, H (2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1 5 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.081 1.96 0.5
Jose Valverde, BS (1), W (2-0) 1 3 3 3 2 1 0 11.25 8 25 13 7 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.331 2.44 -2.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 7 0 3.00 34 121 83 48 10 25 12 13 5 0 78 1 0 0.183 1.28 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Valverde (1; C Duncan).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Hickox, 1B - CB Bucknor, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Ed Rapuano.
Time of Game: 2:13.
Attendance: 43,483.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 11mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Cesar Izturis SS 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Rick Ankiel CF 2 Hunter Pence RF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Troy Glaus 3B 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 5 Miguel Tejada SS
6 Chris Duncan LF 6 Geoff Blum 3B
7 Yadier Molina C 7 Mark Loretta 2B
8 Todd Wellemeyer P 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Aaron Miles 2B 9 Wandy Rodriguez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde -39% 53% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Izturis Scores; Glaus Scores
b9 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada K. McClellan 29% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores
b7 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R HOU L. Berkman T. Wellemeyer 20% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t9 3-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina J. Valverde 11% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R HOU C. Lee T. Wellemeyer 10% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Izturis W. Rodriguez 2% 52% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ankiel W. Rodriguez 2% 54% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Glaus W. Rodriguez 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Bourn T. Wellemeyer 4% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence T. Wellemeyer -3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman T. Wellemeyer 2% 57% Bourn Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Wellemeyer -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee T. Wellemeyer -3% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez 1% 55% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Wellemeyer -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum T. Wellemeyer -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b2 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Wellemeyer -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Wellemeyer W. Rodriguez 3% 53% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Miles W. Rodriguez 2% 54% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL C. Izturis W. Rodriguez 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Towles T. Wellemeyer 4% 59% Walk
b3 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU W. Rodriguez T. Wellemeyer -8% 51% Bunt Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt 3B-SS-1B (Short 3B Line)
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn T. Wellemeyer -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ankiel W. Rodriguez 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez 2% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  STL T. Glaus W. Rodriguez -3% 52% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t4 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence T. Wellemeyer -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b4 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Wellemeyer -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee T. Wellemeyer -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
t5 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez 2% 55% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t5 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Wellemeyer W. Rodriguez 1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada T. Wellemeyer 5% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b5 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU G. Blum T. Wellemeyer -4% 57% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b5 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Wellemeyer -4% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Towles T. Wellemeyer -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
t6 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Miles W. Rodriguez 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Izturis W. Rodriguez 2% 56% Lineout: RF
t6 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel W. Rodriguez 2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 9-1-2
b6 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU W. Rodriguez T. Wellemeyer -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b6 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn T. Wellemeyer -2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence T. Wellemeyer -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
t7 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Glaus W. Rodriguez 3% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 2% 59% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 3-4-5
b7 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R HOU L. Berkman T. Wellemeyer 20% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b7 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R HOU C. Lee T. Wellemeyer 10% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Wellemeyer -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU G. Blum T. Wellemeyer 1% 89% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
b7 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU M. Loretta T. Wellemeyer -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
t8 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Duncan W. Rodriguez 4% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez -4% 86% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
Doug Brocail replaces Wandy Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for Brian Barton batting 8th
Brian Barton pinch hits for Todd Wellemeyer (P) batting 8th
t8 0-2 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  OO STL S. Schumaker D. Brocail 8% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Kelvin Jimenez facing 8-9-1
Kelvin Jimenez replaces Skip Schumaker (PH) pitching and batting 8th
b8 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Towles K. Jimenez 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 9th
b8 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Cruz K. Jimenez -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
b8 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Bourn K. Jimenez 0% 97% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence K. Jimenez -0% 97% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b8 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman K. Jimenez 0% 97% Bourn Steals 2B
b8 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman K. Jimenez 0% 97% Walk
b8 3-0 2 12- 2,(1-1)  O HOU C. Lee K. Jimenez -1% 97% Berkman Picked off 1B (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 9-1-2
Jose Valverde replaces Jose Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL A. Miles J. Valverde -4% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t9 0-3 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL C. Izturis J. Valverde -8% 85% Walk; Miles to 2B
t9 0-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Valverde 7% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols J. Valverde 5% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 0-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R STL T. Glaus J. Valverde -4% 93% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Miles Scores; Izturis to 2B
t9 1-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde -39% 53% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Izturis Scores; Glaus Scores
t9 3-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL C. Duncan J. Valverde -1% 52% Intentional Walk
t9 3-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina J. Valverde 11% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 4-5-6
Kyle McClellan replaces Chris Duncan (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Rico Washington replaces Kelvin Jimenez (P) playing LF batting 8th
b9 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee K. McClellan 7% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Darin Erstad pinch runs for Carlos Lee (LF) batting 4th
b9 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada K. McClellan 29% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 5.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200804070
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  • 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.

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