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Standings
TEX
@LAA
3
4
CHW
@BOS
2
8
SEA
@CLE
4
3
 
(10)
KCR
@DET
13
3
TOR
@NYY
7
6
MIN
@OAK
2
3
BAL
@TBR
9
10
LAD
@ARI
6
2
PHI
@CHC
5
2
SFG
@CIN
6
7
NYM
@FLA
3
4
STL
@HOU
5
8
MIL
@PIT
11
3
COL
@SDP
4
9
ATL
@WSN
8
9
 
(10)
Saturday, August 30, 2008, 6:08PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 37,569, Time of Game: 2:54
Cardinals
5
74-62
 Lost 2 
3rd, 11 GB
at Astros
8
70-66
 Won 4 
4th, 15 GB
W: Brian Moehler (10-5)
L: Braden Looper (12-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       3  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    5  9  0
Astros          6  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    8 14  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 CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .308 .368 .424 .792 11 8 -0.014 0.90 0.036 -0.049 -0.2 1 1
   Joe Mather PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .237 .303 .450 .754 10 6 -0.044 0.80 0.000 -0.044 -0.8 0 0
Ryan Ludwick RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .304 .379 .600 .979 16 14 -0.094 0.75 0.000 -0.094 -1.4 3 0
Albert Pujols 1B 4 2 4 2 0 0 4 .362 .468 .644 1.113 9 7 0.127 0.59 0.127 0.000 2.7 10 1 HR,2B
Rick Ankiel LF 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .270 .342 .521 .863 21 12 0.157 1.04 0.218 -0.061 1.7 0 0 HR
Troy Glaus 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .270 .372 .472 .843 20 12 -0.030 0.66 0.012 -0.042 -0.5 0 3
Adam Kennedy 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .314 .336 .650 14 9 -0.043 0.64 0.016 -0.059 -0.3 1 3 2B
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Yadier Molina C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .311 .356 .392 .747 9 7 -0.002 0.74 0.034 -0.036 -0.2 3 2
   Jason LaRue C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236 .314 .398 .713 3 3 -0.006 0.25 0.000 -0.006 -0.1 0 0
Braden Looper P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .269 .321 .327 .648 6 5 -0.034 0.99 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 0 0 SH
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Josh Phelps PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 3 2 -0.011 0.40 0.000 -0.011 -0.4
   Brad Thompson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Aaron Miles 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .317 .352 .392 .744 5 3 0.041 1.13 0.041 0.000 0.5 0 1 SB
Cesar Izturis SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .251 .314 .302 .616 13 6 -0.018 0.61 0.022 -0.040 0.2 5 4 SB
   Nick Stavinoha PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219 .235 .250 .485 3 3 -0.035 1.52 0.000 -0.035 -0.4
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 2 10 38 .257 .297 .486 .783 143 97 -0.006 0.75 0.506 -0.511 0.5 24 15
2B: A Pujols (36, off B Moehler); A Kennedy (13, off B Moehler).
HR: R Ankiel (25, off B Moehler, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF); A Pujols (29, off D Brocail, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: B Looper (12, off B Moehler).
TB: A Pujols 8; R Ankiel 4; A Kennedy 2; A Miles; Y Molina; S Schumaker.
RBI: R Ankiel 3 (71); A Pujols 2 (89).
2-out RBI: A Pujols 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 5. C Izturis-A Pujols; S Schumaker-C Izturis; T Glaus-A Kennedy-A Pujols; A Miles-C Izturis-A Pujols; A Kennedy-C Izturis-A Pujols.
Outfield Assists: S Schumaker (H Pence at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Izturis (17, 2nd base off T Byrdak/H Quintero); A Miles (2, 2nd base off J Valverde/H Quintero).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darin Erstad CF-LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .326 .384 .710 13 8 0.027 0.46 0.046 -0.019 0.2 1 0
Ty Wigginton LF-3B 3 1 2 2 0 0 4 .303 .370 .560 .931 19 10 0.150 0.66 0.174 -0.024 1.9 2 0 HR,HBP,GDP
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .313 .413 .726 9 6 0.029 0.59 0.063 -0.034 -0.6 0 4 2B,GDP
Lance Berkman 1B 2 2 2 0 2 0 4 .335 .434 .612 1.046 20 6 0.080 0.58 0.080 0.000 1.5 9 1 3B,2B
Geoff Blum 3B-2B 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .245 .288 .436 .724 14 9 0.138 0.98 0.191 -0.053 1.6 0 0 HR,2B,GDP
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .262 .303 .446 .749 14 9 0.138 0.51 0.143 -0.005 1.5 3 0 HR
David Newhan 2B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .261 .301 .449 .751 22 14 0.027 0.42 0.061 -0.034 0.6 2 2 2B
   Michael Bourn CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .279 .298 .577 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Humberto Quintero C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .232 .256 .312 .568 11 8 -0.055 0.36 0.004 -0.059 -1.0 10 0
Brian Moehler P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .026 .119 .053 .172 7 6 -0.029 0.53 0.000 -0.029 -0.6 0 0
   Reggie Abercrombie PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .219 .433 .652 3 2 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Loretta PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .338 .376 .714 2 1 -0.010 0.22 0.000 -0.010 -0.9 GDP
   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 0
Team Totals 32 8 14 8 3 3 36 .438 .500 .906 1.406 134 79 0.493 0.54 0.762 -0.269 4.0 27 7
2B: M Tejada (30, off B Looper); G Blum (10, off B Looper); D Newhan (5, off B Looper); L Berkman (42, off B Thompson).
3B: L Berkman (4, off B Looper).
HR: T Wigginton (20, off B Looper, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF); H Pence (20, off B Looper, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to RF); G Blum (13, off B Looper, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: T Wigginton (8, by B Thompson).
TB: G Blum 6; T Wigginton 5; H Pence 5; L Berkman 5; D Newhan 3; D Erstad 2; M Tejada 2; H Quintero.
GIDP: M Tejada (25); G Blum (4); M Loretta (8); T Wigginton (6).
RBI: H Pence 3 (68); G Blum 3 (44); T Wigginton 2 (50).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Newhan (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
Braden Looper, L (12-11) 4.1 11 8 8 3 1 3 4.27 23 83 48 29 6 13 9 10 0 0 7 -0.521 0.76 -5.8
Russ Springer 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.51 2 14 9 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.07 0.3
Brad Thompson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.70 7 24 13 10 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.16 1.0
Ryan Franklin 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.52 4 13 9 8 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.12 0.5
Team Totals 8 14 8 8 3 3 3 9.00 36 134 79 52 11 16 15 14 0 0 7 0 0 -0.494 0.54 -4.0

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
Brian Moehler, W (10-5) 6 7 3 3 1 6 1 4.02 26 94 65 40 11 14 8 11 4 0 51 -0.042 0.82 -0.0
Tim Byrdak 0.1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3.81 2 14 7 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.004 0.54 -0.2
Doug Brocail 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.37 3 10 7 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 -0.022 0.35 -1.3
LaTroy Hawkins, H (6) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.59 3 13 9 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.042 0.55 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (36) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.82 4 12 9 4 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.032 0.92 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 2 10 2 5.00 38 143 97 56 18 23 11 15 4 0 51 1 1 0.006 0.75 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Thompson (2; T Wigginton).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 37,569.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Skip Schumaker CF 1 Darin Erstad CF
2 Ryan Ludwick RF 2 Ty Wigginton LF
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Rick Ankiel LF 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 Troy Glaus 3B 5 Geoff Blum 3B
6 Adam Kennedy 2B 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Yadier Molina C 7 David Newhan 2B
8 Braden Looper P 8 Humberto Quintero C
9 Cesar Izturis SS 9 Brian Moehler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR STL R. Ankiel B. Moehler -22% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Schumaker Scores; Pujols Scores
b1 0-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR HOU T. Wigginton B. Looper 15% 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores
b1 2-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R HOU G. Blum B. Looper 14% 68% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Tejada Scores; Berkman to 3B
b1 3-3 0 -23 3,(2-0)  RRR HOU H. Pence B. Looper 13% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Berkman Scores; Blum Scores
b1 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada B. Looper 6% 51% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)

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' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler -4% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Pujols B. Moehler -4% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive); Schumaker to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR STL R. Ankiel B. Moehler -22% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Schumaker Scores; Pujols Scores
t1 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Glaus B. Moehler 1% 25% Strikeout Swinging
t1 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Kennedy B. Moehler 1% 26% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU D. Erstad B. Looper 4% 30% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR HOU T. Wigginton B. Looper 15% 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores
b1 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada B. Looper 6% 51% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b1 2-3 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman B. Looper 3% 54% Walk
b1 2-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R HOU G. Blum B. Looper 14% 68% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Tejada Scores; Berkman to 3B
b1 3-3 0 -23 3,(2-0)  RRR HOU H. Pence B. Looper 13% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Berkman Scores; Blum Scores
b1 6-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Newhan B. Looper 3% 84% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 6-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero B. Looper -2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 6-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Moehler B. Looper -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b1 6-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Erstad B. Looper -2% 78% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
t2 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL Y. Molina B. Moehler -3% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t2 3-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Looper B. Moehler 2% 77% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Molina to 2B
t2 3-6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Izturis B. Moehler 3% 80% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t2 3-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler 3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 2-3-4
b2 6-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU T. Wigginton B. Looper 2% 84% Single to C (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
b2 6-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada B. Looper -1% 84% Groundout: C-1B (Short 1B Line); Wigginton to 2B
b2 6-3 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman B. Looper 1% 84% Walk
b2 6-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU G. Blum B. Looper -4% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 2-3-4
t3 3-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler 2% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 3-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Pujols B. Moehler -4% 78% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 3-6 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Moehler 3% 82% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t3 3-6 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  STL T. Glaus B. Moehler -1% 81% Walk
t3 3-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Kennedy B. Moehler 4% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 6-7-8
b3 6-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU H. Pence B. Looper 2% 86% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 6-3 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU D. Newhan B. Looper 3% 89% Walk; Pence to 2B
b3 6-3 0 12- 2,(1-1)  O HOU H. Quintero B. Looper -3% 85% Newhan Picked off 1B (C-1B)
b3 6-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU H. Quintero B. Looper -3% 82% Fly Ball Double Play: CF (CF-RF); Pence out at 2B/CF-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
t4 3-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Moehler 2% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL B. Looper B. Moehler 1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Izturis B. Moehler 1% 86% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 9-1-2
b4 6-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Moehler B. Looper -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 6-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Erstad B. Looper 1% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 6-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU T. Wigginton B. Looper -2% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
t5 3-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  STL A. Pujols B. Moehler -1% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t5 3-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Moehler 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 3-4-5
b5 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada B. Looper -1% 88% Flyball: RF
b5 6-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman B. Looper 3% 91% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b5 6-3 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RR HOU G. Blum B. Looper 5% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Berkman Scores
Russ Springer replaces Braden Looper pitching and batting 8th
b5 8-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Springer -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b5 8-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU D. Newhan R. Springer -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 8.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-8, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 5-6-7
t6 3-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Glaus B. Moehler 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-8 1 --- 7,(3-2)  STL A. Kennedy B. Moehler -2% 95% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t6 3-8 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina B. Moehler 1% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF); Kennedy to 3B
Josh Phelps pinch hits for Russ Springer (P) batting 8th
t6 3-8 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Phelps B. Moehler 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-3, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 8-9-1
Brad Thompson replaces Josh Phelps (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Jason LaRue replaces Yadier Molina playing C batting 7th
b6 8-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero B. Thompson -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
Reggie Abercrombie pinch hits for Brian Moehler (P) batting 9th
b6 8-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Abercrombie B. Thompson -0% 97% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b6 8-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Erstad B. Thompson -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 8.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-8, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 9-1-2
Tim Byrdak replaces Reggie Abercrombie (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL C. Izturis T. Byrdak -2% 95% Walk
Joe Mather pinch hits for Skip Schumaker (CF) batting 1st
t7 3-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Mather T. Byrdak -1% 95% Izturis Steals 2B
t7 3-8 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Mather T. Byrdak 2% 97% Strikeout Looking
Doug Brocail replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-8 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick D. Brocail 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-8 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR STL A. Pujols D. Brocail -4% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Izturis Scores
t7 5-8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL R. Ankiel D. Brocail 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-5, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 2-3-4
Joe Mather moves from PH to CF
b7 8-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Wigginton B. Thompson 1% 95% Hit By Pitch
b7 8-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU M. Tejada B. Thompson -2% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b7 8-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman B. Thompson 1% 94% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line)
b7 8-5 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O HOU G. Blum B. Thompson -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 8.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 5-6-7
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Doug Brocail pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Glaus L. Hawkins 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 5-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Kennedy L. Hawkins 1% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. LaRue L. Hawkins 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-5, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 6-7-8
Ryan Franklin replaces Adam Kennedy (2B) pitching and batting 6th
Aaron Miles replaces Brad Thompson (P) playing 2B batting 8th
b8 8-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Franklin -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b8 8-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU D. Newhan R. Franklin 0% 97% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b8 8-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Quintero R. Franklin 0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Newhan to 2B
Mark Loretta pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
b8 8-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU M. Loretta R. Franklin -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 8.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 8-9-1
Jose Valverde replaces Mark Loretta (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Geoff Blum moves from 3B to 2B
Ty Wigginton moves from LF to 3B
Darin Erstad moves from CF to LF
Michael Bourn replaces David Newhan (2B) playing CF batting 7th
t9 5-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL A. Miles J. Valverde -4% 93% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
Nick Stavinoha pinch hits for Cesar Izturis (SS) batting 9th
t9 5-8 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL N. Stavinoha J. Valverde 3% 96% Strikeout Swinging, Miles Steals 2B
t9 5-8 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Mather J. Valverde 3% 99% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 5-8 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 8.

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