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Scores
Standings
NYY
@LAA
3
2
MIN
@CHW
8
6
DET
@CLE
11
3
BOS
@KCR
9
2
TEX
@OAK
9
8
SEA
@TBR
4
5
BAL
@TOR
3
7
SFG
@ARI
5
2
SDP
@COL
6
3
PHI
@FLA
6
7
STL
@HOU
0
3
CHC
@MIL
2
3
ATL
@NYM
5
2
CIN
@PIT
12
2
LAD
@WSN
4
5
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 7:08PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 38,732, Time of Game: 2:44
Cardinals
0
89-64
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
3
71-81
 Won 1 
4th, 17½ GB
W: Bud Norris (6-3)
L: John Smoltz (3-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  7  0
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  1   0  1  X    3  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 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .304 .363 .396 .760 18 10 -0.077 1.33 0.036 -0.113 -0.5 0 5
Colby Rasmus CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .311 .423 .734 13 10 -0.036 1.07 0.044 -0.080 -0.5 1 0
Albert Pujols 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .330 .447 .676 1.123 11 7 -0.061 1.10 0.028 -0.089 -0.4 10 1
Matt Holliday LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .312 .391 .520 .911 16 11 -0.083 1.20 0.020 -0.103 -0.5 2 0
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .271 .334 .449 .783 17 10 0.059 1.08 0.101 -0.042 0.4 1 0
Mark DeRosa 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .256 .324 .447 .771 20 13 -0.189 1.57 0.000 -0.189 -1.5 0 1 GDP
Yadier Molina C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .291 .366 .383 .749 19 14 0.017 1.01 0.073 -0.056 0.2 9 0
Julio Lugo SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .280 .349 .414 .764 12 10 -0.108 1.12 0.000 -0.108 -1.1 1 0
John Smoltz P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .071 .133 .071 .205 11 5 -0.044 1.18 0.021 -0.065 -0.3 0 3 GDP
   Rick Ankiel PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .287 .395 .682 6 3 -0.013 0.52 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
   Blake Hawksworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dennys Reyes 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
Team Totals 32 0 7 0 3 8 35 .219 .286 .219 .504 143 93 -0.535 1.17 0.323 -0.858 -4.4 24 11
TB: Y Molina 2; R Ludwick 2; A Pujols; M Holliday; C Rasmus.
GIDP: J Smoltz (1); M DeRosa (11).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 4.

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 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .289 .360 .390 .750 19 11 -0.093 0.78 0.014 -0.107 -0.5 4 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .304 .333 .442 .775 17 12 0.146 0.95 0.169 -0.024 1.0 1 6 2B
Lance Berkman 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .268 .395 .504 .899 15 7 -0.053 0.82 0.003 -0.056 -0.5 7 1 IW
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 .304 .349 .498 .848 16 11 0.070 0.91 0.093 -0.023 1.3 2 0 SF
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253 .316 .378 .694 15 12 -0.058 0.61 0.000 -0.058 -1.1 2 2
Hunter Pence RF 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .285 .349 .478 .827 23 12 -0.028 0.53 0.015 -0.042 -0.4 0 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .252 .301 .354 .655 10 6 0.042 0.79 0.069 -0.027 0.2 4 2 2B,SH
J.R. Towles C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .094 .171 .094 .265 7 6 -0.068 1.10 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 5 1
   Jeff Keppinger PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .325 .399 .724 5 2 -0.013 0.55 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
   Humberto Quintero C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .286 .372 .658 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Bud Norris P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .188 .235 .188 .423 4 3 0.039 1.00 0.054 -0.015 0.3 0 0
   Jeff Fulchino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .197 .275 .339 .613 3 3 -0.019 0.69 0.000 -0.019 -0.4
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .324 .437 .760 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 28 3 6 3 3 9 33 .214 .281 .286 .567 134 85 -0.035 0.80 0.417 -0.452 -0.9 27 12
2B: K Matsui (20, off J Smoltz); M Tejada (44, off J Smoltz).
SF: C Lee (8, off J Smoltz).
SH: K Matsui (15, off B Hawksworth).
IBB: L Berkman (13, by R Franklin).
TB: M Tejada 3; K Matsui 2; C Lee 2; B Norris.
RBI: C Lee 2 (98); M Tejada (79).
2-out RBI: M Tejada.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Tejada-K Matsui-L Berkman; L Berkman-M Tejada-K Matsui.

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
John Smoltz, L (3-7) 6 5 2 2 0 5 0 5.96 23 88 60 35 12 13 10 8 4 0 59 0.039 0.99 0.9
Blake Hawksworth 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.25 4 16 8 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.023 0.56 0.5
Dennys Reyes 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.29 1 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.009 0.22 -0.4
Ryan Franklin 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.98 5 24 15 5 4 6 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.018 0.31 -0.1
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 3 9 0 3.38 33 134 85 43 18 24 12 9 5 0 59 1 1 0.035 0.80 0.9
D Reyes faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Bud Norris, W (6-3) 6 6 0 0 2 3 0 4.53 24 99 61 37 12 12 10 9 3 0 61 0.362 1.20 2.9
Jeff Fulchino, H (10) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.26 3 12 9 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.069 0.92 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins, H (18) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.24 4 15 11 5 1 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.073 1.39 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (24) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.12 4 17 12 6 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.032 0.90 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 0 0 3 8 0 0.00 35 143 93 50 18 25 13 11 4 0 61 0 0 0.536 1.17 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: R Franklin (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Franklin (3; L Berkman).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Wegner, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Jeff Kellogg, 3B - Tim Timmons.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 38,732.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Skip Schumaker 2B 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Colby Rasmus CF 2 Miguel Tejada SS
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Matt Holliday LF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Ryan Ludwick RF 5 Geoff Blum 3B
6 Mark DeRosa 3B 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Yadier Molina C 7 Kazuo Matsui 2B
8 Julio Lugo SS 8 J.R. Towles C
9 John Smoltz P 9 Bud Norris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  R HOU M. Tejada J. Smoltz 11% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive); Matsui Scores; Norris to 2B
t6 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL M. DeRosa B. Norris 8% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-0 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Smoltz -7% 56% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU K. Matsui J. Smoltz 7% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t4 0-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO STL J. Smoltz B. Norris 7% 69% Bunt Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt 1B-SS-2B (Front of Home)

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' Bud Norris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL S. Schumaker B. Norris -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Norris 3% 50% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols B. Norris 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Holliday B. Norris -2% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Schumaker to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Norris 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Smoltz -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Smoltz -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Smoltz -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bud Norris facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. DeRosa B. Norris 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL Y. Molina B. Norris -3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Lugo B. Norris 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  STL J. Smoltz B. Norris -2% 51% Walk; Molina to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Norris 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Smoltz -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Smoltz -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Smoltz -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bud Norris facing 2-3-4
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Norris 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL A. Pujols B. Norris -3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Ludwick B. Norris -2% 51% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Pujols to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. DeRosa B. Norris 5% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU K. Matsui J. Smoltz 7% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b3 0-0 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Towles J. Smoltz -5% 58% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b3 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Norris J. Smoltz 5% 63% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Matsui to 3B
b3 0-0 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Smoltz -7% 56% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  R HOU M. Tejada J. Smoltz 11% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive); Matsui Scores; Norris to 2B
b3 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Smoltz -4% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 7-8-9
t4 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL Y. Molina B. Norris -5% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 0-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Lugo B. Norris 4% 62% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 0-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO STL J. Smoltz B. Norris 7% 69% Bunt Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt 1B-SS-2B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Lee J. Smoltz 3% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 1-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Smoltz -3% 69% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
b4 1-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Smoltz -3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Smoltz -2% 64% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 1-2-3
t5 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Norris 3% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t5 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Norris 2% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 0-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Pujols B. Norris 1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles J. Smoltz -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b5 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Norris J. Smoltz -2% 68% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Smoltz -1% 67% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 4-5-6
t6 0-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 4% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Ludwick B. Norris -4% 66% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t6 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL M. DeRosa B. Norris 8% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada J. Smoltz 6% 80% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b6 1-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Smoltz -1% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Tejada to 3B
b6 1-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO HOU C. Lee J. Smoltz 3% 83% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Tejada Scores
b6 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU G. Blum J. Smoltz -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 7-8-9
Jeff Fulchino replaces Bud Norris pitching and batting 9th
t7 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL Y. Molina J. Fulchino 3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Lugo J. Fulchino 2% 88% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
Rick Ankiel pinch hits for John Smoltz (P) batting 9th
t7 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Fulchino 1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Blake Hawksworth facing 6-7-8
Blake Hawksworth replaces Rick Ankiel (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence B. Hawksworth 1% 91% Walk
b7 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU K. Matsui B. Hawksworth -1% 90% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Pence to 2B
Jeff Keppinger pinch hits for J.R. Towles (C) batting 8th
b7 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger B. Hawksworth -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pence to 3B
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Jeff Fulchino (P) batting 9th
b7 2-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Erstad B. Hawksworth -2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Humberto Quintero replaces Jeff Keppinger (PH) playing C batting 8th
t8 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker L. Hawkins 4% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL C. Rasmus L. Hawkins -4% 86% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t8 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Pujols L. Hawkins 5% 91% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t8 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday L. Hawkins 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Dennys Reyes facing 1-2-3
Dennys Reyes replaces Blake Hawksworth pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn D. Reyes 1% 95% Walk
Ryan Franklin replaces Dennys Reyes pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Franklin -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU L. Berkman R. Franklin 1% 95% Wild Pitch; Bourn to 2B
b8 2-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman R. Franklin 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b8 2-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R HOU C. Lee R. Franklin 3% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bourn Scores; Berkman to 2B
b8 3-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum R. Franklin -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Franklin -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 5-6-7
Jose Valverde replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Jason Michaels replaces LaTroy Hawkins (P) playing LF batting 9th
t9 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde -4% 93% Walk
t9 0-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O STL M. DeRosa J. Valverde 3% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-3 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina J. Valverde 2% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Ludwick to 2B
t9 0-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Lugo J. Valverde 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

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