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CLE
@LAA
5
9
DET
@BOS
7
2
MIN
@CHW
12
5
NYY
@KCR
0
4
SEA
@TBR
7
1
OAK
@TOR
6
3
LAD
@ARI
3
4
ATL
@COL
6
12
STL
@HOU
6
4
CIN
@MIL
12
4
PHI
@NYM
2
8
CHC
@PIT
6
4
 
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SDP
@SFG
0
1
FLA
@WSN
10
4
Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 29,187, Time of Game: 3:07
Cardinals
6
7-2
 Won 2 
1st
at Astros
4
3-7
 Lost 2 
6th, 4½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  0  1   0  1  0   1  0  1    6 12  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  1  2   1  0  0    4  6  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
Skip Schumaker RF 4 2 3 0 1 0 5 .167 .310 .292 .602 22 13 0.081 0.58 0.099 -0.017 1.2 3 0 2B
Chris Duncan LF 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .231 .421 .231 .652 16 9 0.040 0.83 0.108 -0.068 0.3 3 0 GDP
Albert Pujols 1B 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .379 .526 .655 1.181 14 6 0.260 0.99 0.274 -0.013 2.7 10 2 2·HR
Rick Ankiel CF 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .314 .368 .657 1.026 17 11 0.053 0.90 0.122 -0.069 0.7 2 0 2B
Troy Glaus 3B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .250 .342 .375 .717 26 16 0.016 0.75 0.054 -0.038 -0.3 1 3
Adam Kennedy 2B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .250 .375 .250 .625 19 9 -0.046 0.53 0.007 -0.053 -0.6 0 0
   Jason Isringhausen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Yadier Molina C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .321 .462 .783 11 8 -0.037 0.64 0.013 -0.050 -1.0 6 0
Braden Looper P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .500 .750 12 8 -0.009 0.39 0.013 -0.023 -0.2 1 2 2B
   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
   Rico Washington PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 3 2 -0.029 1.13 0.000 -0.029 -0.4
   Randy Flores P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Cesar Izturis SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .367 .217 .584 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Aaron Miles SS-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .235 .235 .235 .471 22 14 -0.059 0.56 0.000 -0.059 -0.8 0 1
Team Totals 37 6 12 6 5 3 42 .324 .405 .568 .972 162 96 0.270 0.71 0.690 -0.419 1.6 27 9
2B: R Ankiel (3, off C Sampson); B Looper (1, off C Sampson); S Schumaker (1, off B Moehler).
HR: A Pujols 2 (2, 1 off O Villarreal, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF, 1 off D Borkowski, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: A Pujols 9; S Schumaker 4; R Ankiel 3; B Looper 2; Y Molina; T Glaus; C Duncan.
GIDP: C Duncan (2).
RBI: A Pujols 3 (4); R Ankiel 2 (8); T Glaus (6).
2-out RBI: R Ankiel.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
E: R Flores (1).

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 1 1 0 1 4 .216 .293 .297 .590 12 9 0.125 1.22 0.175 -0.050 0.7 2 0 2B
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .186 .186 .302 .488 15 9 -0.150 1.62 0.022 -0.171 -0.8 4 0 2B
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .273 .333 .606 .939 17 10 0.034 1.09 0.113 -0.079 0.8 12 4 2B,SB
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .275 .293 .575 .868 17 10 0.032 1.24 0.119 -0.087 0.3 0 1
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .300 .595 .895 12 10 -0.050 1.11 0.049 -0.098 0.1 2 7 2B
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .286 .476 .762 12 8 -0.124 1.30 0.000 -0.124 -0.8 1 2
Mark Loretta 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .192 .267 .231 .497 8 5 -0.012 0.72 0.000 -0.012 0.1 0 2 SF
   Dave Borkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jose Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .364 .125 .489 7 4 -0.026 1.05 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Oscar Villarreal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .273 .364 .636 6 3 -0.029 1.18 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
J.R. Towles C 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 .217 .400 .522 .922 23 13 0.021 0.80 0.054 -0.033 0.0 3 0 HBP
Chris Sampson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.016 0.63 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 1 0
   Brian Moehler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tomas Perez 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 16 13 -0.038 1.34 0.036 -0.073 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 6 4 1 6 36 .182 .222 .303 .525 147 96 -0.233 1.15 0.568 -0.798 -0.4 27 16
2B: M Tejada (4, off B Looper); H Pence (3, off B Looper); L Berkman (5, off B Looper); M Bourn (1, off R Flores).
SF: M Loretta (1, off B Looper).
HBP: J Towles (2, by J Isringhausen).
TB: L Berkman 3; M Bourn 2; H Pence 2; M Tejada 2; C Lee.
RBI: C Lee (5); M Bourn (2); M Loretta (3); L Berkman (5).
2-out RBI: M Bourn; L Berkman; C Lee.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Berkman-M Tejada-L Berkman.
Outfield Assists: C Lee (A Pujols at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: L Berkman (3, 2nd base off B Looper/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
Braden Looper, W (2-0) 5.2 5 3 3 0 4 0 3.09 22 85 55 34 6 15 8 10 3 0 51 -0.005 0.79 -0.3
Kyle McClellan, H (4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.042 1.49 0.2
Randy Flores, H (2) 0.2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.00 5 28 18 11 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.168 1.49 -1.1
Ryan Franklin, H (5) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 4 11 9 7 0 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0.272 2.51 1.1
Jason Isringhausen, S (5) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 20 12 6 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.090 1.35 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 4 3 1 6 0 3.00 36 147 96 59 12 25 14 14 4 0 51 3 0 0.231 1.15 0.4

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
Chris Sampson, L (0-1) 4 6 3 3 1 1 0 4.22 18 67 40 26 2 12 9 7 3 0 38 -0.142 0.83 -1.0
Brian Moehler 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 10.80 7 18 8 8 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 -0.042 0.73 -0.5
Dave Borkowski 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 3.86 10 51 32 23 3 6 2 5 1 0 0 0 -0.066 0.58 -0.0
Oscar Villarreal 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.50 7 26 16 10 3 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 -0.020 0.58 -0.0
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 5 3 2 6.00 42 162 96 67 8 21 17 17 5 0 38 0 0 -0.270 0.71 -1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Isringhausen (1; J Towles).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Ed Hickox, 3B - CB Bucknor.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 29,187.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Skip Schumaker RF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Chris Duncan LF 2 Hunter Pence RF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Rick Ankiel CF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Troy Glaus 3B 5 Miguel Tejada SS
6 Adam Kennedy 2B 6 Geoff Blum 3B
7 Yadier Molina C 7 Mark Loretta 2B
8 Braden Looper P 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Aaron Miles SS 9 Chris Sampson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU M. Bourn R. Flores -18% 62% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Towles Scores/unER; Perez to 3B
b7 4-5 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Franklin 13% 75% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t7 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL A. Pujols D. Borkowski 12% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 2-4 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R HOU C. Lee B. Looper -12% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Berkman Scores
b6 1-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R HOU L. Berkman B. Looper -9% 77% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Pence 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' Chris Sampson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker C. Sampson 4% 54% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL C. Duncan C. Sampson 9% 62% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Schumaker to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  R STL A. Pujols C. Sampson 5% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Schumaker Scores; Duncan to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ankiel C. Sampson -5% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RO STL T. Glaus C. Sampson 4% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Duncan Scores; Pujols out at 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Kennedy C. Sampson -2% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Looper 2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. Looper 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman B. Looper -1% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee B. Looper -1% 67% Berkman Steals 2B
b1 0-2 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee B. Looper 3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina C. Sampson -2% 69% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 2-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL B. Looper C. Sampson -1% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Miles C. Sampson -1% 66% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada B. Looper 2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum B. Looper 2% 71% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Loretta B. Looper 1% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker C. Sampson -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 2-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL C. Duncan C. Sampson 2% 72% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Pujols C. Sampson -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B; Duncan to 2B
t3 2-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL R. Ankiel C. Sampson 9% 79% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Duncan Scores
t3 3-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O STL T. Glaus C. Sampson -2% 77% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Towles B. Looper 2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Sampson B. Looper 2% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b3 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Looper 1% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 6-7-8
t4 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Kennedy C. Sampson -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL Y. Molina C. Sampson -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL B. Looper C. Sampson 1% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t4 3-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Miles C. Sampson -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 2-3-4
b4 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence B. Looper 2% 82% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b4 0-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman B. Looper 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Lee B. Looper 1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
Brian Moehler replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler 3% 88% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 3-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Duncan B. Moehler -0% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Schumaker to 3B
t5 3-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols B. Moehler 1% 88% Walk
t5 3-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Ankiel B. Moehler 4% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Schumaker Scores; Pujols to 2B
t5 4-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Glaus B. Moehler -1% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Pujols to 3B
t5 4-0 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  STL A. Kennedy B. Moehler 1% 91% Walk; Ankiel to 2B
t5 4-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina B. Moehler -2% 88% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 5-6-7
b5 0-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU M. Tejada B. Looper -5% 84% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b5 0-4 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU G. Blum B. Looper 2% 86% Flyball: LF (Deep LF); Tejada to 3B
b5 0-4 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO HOU M. Loretta B. Looper 0% 86% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Tejada Scores
b5 1-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Towles B. Looper 1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 8-9-1
Dave Borkowski replaces Mark Loretta (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Tomas Perez replaces Brian Moehler (P) playing 2B batting 9th
t6 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL B. Looper D. Borkowski -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 4-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL A. Miles D. Borkowski -1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t6 4-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  STL S. Schumaker D. Borkowski 1% 86% Walk
t6 4-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Duncan D. Borkowski -1% 84% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 9-1-2
b6 1-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Perez B. Looper 3% 87% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b6 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Looper 2% 89% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
b6 1-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Pence B. Looper -2% 87% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b6 1-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R HOU L. Berkman B. Looper -9% 77% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Pence Scores
b6 2-4 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R HOU C. Lee B. Looper -12% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Berkman Scores
Kyle McClellan replaces Braden Looper pitching and batting 8th
b6 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada K. McClellan 4% 70% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 3-4-5
t7 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL A. Pujols D. Borkowski 12% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Ankiel D. Borkowski -2% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t7 5-3 1 --- 13,(3-2)  STL T. Glaus D. Borkowski 2% 82% Walk
t7 5-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Kennedy D. Borkowski -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL Y. Molina D. Borkowski 1% 82% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Glaus to 2B
Rico Washington pinch hits for Kyle McClellan (P) batting 8th
t7 5-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Washington D. Borkowski -3% 79% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Randy Flores facing 6-7-8
Randy Flores replaces Rico Washington (PH) pitching and batting 8th
b7 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum R. Flores 4% 83% Flyball: LF
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Dave Borkowski (P) batting 7th
b7 3-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Cruz R. Flores 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-5 2 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Towles R. Flores -2% 83% Walk
b7 3-5 2 1-- 7,(1-2)  HOU T. Perez R. Flores -4% 79% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Towles to 2B
b7 3-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU M. Bourn R. Flores -18% 62% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Towles Scores/unER; Perez to 3B
Ryan Franklin replaces Randy Flores pitching and batting 8th
b7 4-5 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Franklin 13% 75% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Oscar Villarreal facing 9-1-2
Oscar Villarreal replaces Jose Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 7th
t8 5-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL A. Miles O. Villarreal -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker O. Villarreal 2% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 5-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO STL C. Duncan O. Villarreal -5% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 3-4-5
b8 4-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Franklin 6% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 4-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Franklin 5% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 4-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Franklin 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Oscar Villarreal facing 3-4-5
t9 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL A. Pujols O. Villarreal 9% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Ankiel O. Villarreal -1% 92% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 6-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Glaus O. Villarreal -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 6-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Kennedy O. Villarreal -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 6-7-8
Jason Isringhausen replaces Adam Kennedy (2B) pitching and batting 6th
Aaron Miles moves from SS to 2B
Cesar Izturis replaces Ryan Franklin (P) playing SS batting 8th
b9 4-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Isringhausen 5% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Oscar Villarreal (P) batting 7th
b9 4-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Isringhausen 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Towles J. Isringhausen -3% 96% Hit By Pitch
b9 4-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Perez J. Isringhausen -0% 95% Defensive Indifference; Towles to 2B
b9 4-6 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Perez J. Isringhausen 5% 100% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200804090
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