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SEA
@BOS
1
2
MIN
@CHW
2
12
CLE
@DET
2
5
KCR
@NYY
3
6
LAA
@OAK
3
7
 
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TBR
@TEX
3
6
BAL
@TOR
4
5
PHI
@ATL
6
3
MIL
@COL
3
2
CIN
@FLA
2
9
STL
@HOU
5
4
CHC
@LAD
3
1
ARI
@PIT
4
6
NYM
@SDP
6
8
SFG
@WSN
6
3
Sunday, June 8, 2008, 1:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 39,923, Time of Game: 2:51
Cardinals
5
38-27
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Astros
4
32-32
 Lost 2 
4th, 8 GB
W: Kyle Lohse (7-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   5  0  0    5  4  0
Astros          0  0  3   0  0  0   1  0  0    4  9  2

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brendan Ryan SS 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .281 .319 .315 .634 17 12 0.259 1.54 0.355 -0.096 0.7 0 4
Joe Mather CF-RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .212 .333 .333 .667 18 10 0.086 0.86 0.134 -0.048 0.6 1 0
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .347 .474 .621 1.095 16 5 -0.035 0.66 0.017 -0.052 -0.4 10 0 IW
Ryan Ludwick RF-LF 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 .305 .379 .636 1.015 22 14 -0.032 0.93 0.042 -0.073 -0.5 1 0 HBP
Troy Glaus 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .371 .443 .814 16 9 0.171 1.75 0.208 -0.037 1.4 1 4
Yadier Molina C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .358 .379 .737 6 4 0.046 1.30 0.106 -0.060 0.2 8 0
Brian Barton LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .245 .339 .343 .682 15 10 -0.043 1.59 0.038 -0.081 -0.1 2 0 SF
   Chris Perez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kyle Lohse P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 8 6 -0.061 1.33 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 1 2
   Cesar Izturis PH 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .330 .312 .642 4 2 0.068 2.96 0.068 0.000 0.4 HBP
   Ron Villone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Skip Schumaker CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .306 .376 .427 .803 4 0 0.024 0.65 0.024 0.000 0.4 1 0
Aaron Miles 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .305 .343 .344 .686 16 13 -0.178 1.92 0.000 -0.178 -1.5 2 2
Team Totals 32 5 4 3 4 9 39 .125 .256 .125 .381 142 85 0.305 1.33 0.992 -0.686 0.6 27 12
SF: B Barton (1, off W Rodriguez).
IBB: A Pujols (17, by D Brocail).
HBP: R Ludwick (1, by W Rodriguez); C Izturis (4, by W Rodriguez).
TB: B Ryan; B Barton; Y Molina; T Glaus.
RBI: B Ryan 2 (4); B Barton (8).
2-out RBI: B Ryan 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. 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
Hunter Pence RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .297 .339 .478 .817 17 12 -0.084 1.34 0.068 -0.153 -0.3 1 0 2B
Kazuo Matsui 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .280 .353 .352 .705 18 11 -0.054 1.21 0.040 -0.095 -0.2 2 2 SB,SH
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .300 .335 .466 .801 20 13 -0.081 1.36 0.021 -0.101 -0.4 0 4
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .372 .458 .723 1.181 16 10 0.118 1.34 0.203 -0.085 1.4 10 0 HR
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .259 .301 .469 .770 20 9 0.073 0.68 0.081 -0.008 0.6 2 0
   Reggie Abercrombie PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ty Wigginton 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .284 .368 .448 .817 9 7 0.034 0.71 0.057 -0.023 -0.0 0 1 GDP
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .298 .322 .452 .774 1 1 0.103 2.42 0.103 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
Michael Bourn CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .224 .281 .309 .590 9 5 -0.168 2.43 0.068 -0.236 -1.0 2 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .222 .237 .300 .537 14 9 0.069 2.11 0.210 -0.141 0.4 9 0 2B
Wandy Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 4 -0.050 0.97 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 0 1
   Mark Loretta 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .278 .352 .370 .723 11 8 -0.155 2.59 0.000 -0.155 -0.6 1 0
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 2 8 37 .265 .306 .441 .747 139 89 -0.195 1.48 0.851 -1.047 -0.5 27 9
2B: H Pence (16, off K Lohse); B Ausmus (4, off R Springer); D Erstad (10, off R Flores).
HR: L Berkman (18, off K Lohse, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: K Matsui (3, off K Lohse).
TB: L Berkman 4; B Ausmus 2; H Pence 2; D Erstad 2; C Lee 2; M Bourn; T Wigginton; K Matsui.
GIDP: T Wigginton (1).
RBI: L Berkman 3 (51); B Ausmus (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
E: T Wigginton (5); M Bourn (5).
Baserunning
SB: K Matsui (13, 2nd base off K Lohse/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
Kyle Lohse, W (7-2) 6 5 3 3 2 3 1 3.92 24 91 57 35 9 13 12 7 2 0 51 -0.107 0.89 -0.0
Ron Villone 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.07 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.068 1.53 -0.4
Russ Springer, H (4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.76 4 12 8 5 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0.030 2.65 -0.1
Chris Perez, H (4) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.74 3 16 10 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.072 1.85 0.3
Randy Flores, H (12) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.50 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0.068 4.14 0.2
Ryan Franklin, S (8) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.45 3 15 11 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.198 2.62 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 2 8 1 4.00 37 139 89 55 16 18 16 11 3 0 51 2 1 0.193 1.48 0.4
R Villone faced 1 batter 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
Wandy Rodriguez, L (2-2) 6.2 4 5 0 1 7 0 1.99 28 101 66 42 7 17 9 9 2 0 62 -0.288 1.49 -0.9
Doug Brocail 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.43 6 26 14 7 4 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 -0.055 0.90 -0.2
Jose Valverde 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.48 5 15 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.95 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 5 0 4 9 0 0.00 39 142 85 53 11 21 13 11 2 0 62 1 1 -0.306 1.33 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: W Rodriguez (2).
HBP: W Rodriguez 2 (2; R Ludwick, C Izturis).
IBB: D Brocail (3; A Pujols).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Bill Welke, 3B - Chris Guccione.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 39,923.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Brendan Ryan SS 1 Hunter Pence RF
2 Joe Mather CF 2 Kazuo Matsui 2B
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Ryan Ludwick RF 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 Troy Glaus 3B 5 Carlos Lee LF
6 Yadier Molina C 6 Ty Wigginton 3B
7 Brian Barton LF 7 Michael Bourn CF
8 Kyle Lohse P 8 Brad Ausmus 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
t7 2-3 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez 36% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Molina Scores/unER; Izturis Scores/unER; Ryan to 2B/Adv on throw
b7 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Ausmus R. Springer -21% 51% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bourn Scores
b3 0-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  RRR HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse -20% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Pence Scores; Tejada Scores
b8 4-5 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Flores 17% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 4-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R STL J. Mather D. Brocail 13% 81% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball to Short CF); Ryan Scores/No RBI/unER; Mather 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' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mather W. Rodriguez -2% 46% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Lohse 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse -2% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse -2% 43% Matsui Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse 3% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
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 --- 3,(1-1)  STL T. Glaus W. Rodriguez 4% 54% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez -4% 50% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL B. Barton W. Rodriguez 4% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Glaus to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Lohse W. Rodriguez -5% 49% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 12- 5,(0-2)  O STL A. Miles W. Rodriguez -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee K. Lohse -4% 41% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Wigginton K. Lohse -6% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lee to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse 5% 41% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b2 0-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Lohse 5% 46% Flyball: RF
b2 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU W. Rodriguez K. Lohse 4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL J. Mather W. Rodriguez -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU H. Pence K. Lohse -7% 38% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse 1% 39% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Pence to 3B
b3 0-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse -2% 37% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  RRR HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse -20% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Pence Scores; Tejada Scores
b3 3-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Lee K. Lohse 1% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 3-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton K. Lohse 1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t4 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez -2% 16% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Glaus W. Rodriguez -1% 14% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez -1% 14% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 7-8-9
b4 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Lohse 1% 15% Flyball: CF
b4 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Lohse 1% 15% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez K. Lohse 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
t5 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Barton W. Rodriguez -2% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL K. Lohse W. Rodriguez -1% 12% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Miles W. Rodriguez -1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
b5 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Lohse 1% 12% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Lohse 1% 13% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
b5 3-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Lohse 0% 13% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez -2% 11% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Mather W. Rodriguez -1% 9% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -1% 9% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 4-5-6
b6 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Lohse 1% 9% Foul Bunt Popfly: P (3B Foul)
b6 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee K. Lohse -1% 8% Walk
b6 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU T. Wigginton K. Lohse 2% 10% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t7 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  STL R. Ludwick W. Rodriguez 4% 14% Hit By Pitch
t7 0-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Glaus W. Rodriguez 7% 22% Reached on E5/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Ludwick to 2B
t7 0-3 0 12- 2,(1-0)  STL Y. Molina W. Rodriguez 11% 32% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Ludwick to 3B; Glaus to 2B
t7 0-3 0 123 3,(1-1)  RO STL B. Barton W. Rodriguez -5% 28% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (RF Line); Ludwick Scores/unER; Glaus to 3B
Cesar Izturis pinch hits for Kyle Lohse (P) batting 8th
t7 1-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  STL C. Izturis W. Rodriguez 7% 34% Hit By Pitch; Molina to 2B
t7 1-3 1 123 6,(2-2)  O STL A. Miles W. Rodriguez -12% 23% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-3 2 123 3,(0-2)  R STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez 10% 33% Wild Pitch; Glaus Scores/unER; Molina to 3B; Izturis to 2B
t7 2-3 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR STL B. Ryan W. Rodriguez 36% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Molina Scores/unER; Izturis Scores/unER; Ryan to 2B/Adv on throw
Doug Brocail replaces Ty Wigginton (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Mark Loretta replaces Wandy Rodriguez (P) playing 3B batting 9th
t7 4-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R STL J. Mather D. Brocail 13% 81% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball to Short CF); Ryan Scores/No RBI/unER; Mather to 2B
t7 5-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols D. Brocail 0% 82% Intentional Walk
t7 5-3 2 12- 7,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick D. Brocail -3% 79% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Ron Villone facing 7-8-9
Ron Villone replaces Cesar Izturis (PH) pitching and batting 8th
b7 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Bourn R. Villone -7% 72% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Short 1B Line)
Russ Springer replaces Ron Villone pitching and batting 8th
b7 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Ausmus R. Springer -21% 51% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bourn Scores
b7 4-5 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta R. Springer 9% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Springer 8% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 4-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Springer 7% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 5-6-7
t8 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Glaus D. Brocail -2% 73% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t8 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina D. Brocail -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL B. Barton D. Brocail -1% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Chris Perez facing 3-4-5
Chris Perez replaces Brian Barton (LF) pitching and batting 7th
Ryan Ludwick moves from RF to LF
Skip Schumaker replaces Russ Springer (P) playing CF batting 8th
Joe Mather moves from CF to RF
b8 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Perez 6% 76% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Perez 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Lee C. Perez -4% 77% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Randy Flores replaces Chris Perez pitching and batting 7th
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 6th
Reggie Abercrombie pinch runs for Carlos Lee (LF) batting 5th
b8 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Erstad R. Flores -10% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Abercrombie to 3B
b8 4-5 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Flores 17% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 8-9-1
Jose Valverde replaces Michael Bourn (CF) pitching and batting 7th
Darin Erstad moves from PH to LF
Reggie Abercrombie moves from PR to CF
t9 5-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL S. Schumaker J. Valverde 2% 86% Walk
t9 5-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Miles J. Valverde -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Schumaker to 2B
t9 5-4 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Ryan J. Valverde -3% 83% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t9 5-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Mather J. Valverde 0% 83% Walk
t9 5-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols J. Valverde -3% 80% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Mather to 2B; Pujols to 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 8-9-1
Ryan Franklin replaces Randy Flores pitching and batting 7th
b9 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Franklin 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU M. Loretta R. Franklin 6% 95% Strikeout Looking
b9 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Franklin 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

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