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Standings
OAK
@CHW
4
9
SEA
@DET
1
4
TOR
@KCR
2
3
TEX
@MIN
4
5
BOS
@NYY
8
3
LAD
@COL
7
9
ATL
@FLA
3
2
STL
@HOU
9
2
NYM
@MIL
4
1
CHC
@PHI
4
3
 
(11)
ARI
@PIT
2
0
WSN
@SDP
3
7
CIN
@SFG
3
0
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 24,482, Time of Game: 3:18
Cardinals
9
38-26
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
2
24-39
 Lost 1 
6th, 13½ GB
W: Lance Lynn (1-1)
L: J.A. Happ (3-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  0  5   1  1  1    9 11  0
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  7  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot SS 5 2 2 1 0 1 .298 .711 21 12 -0.003 0.70 0.071 -0.073 0.4 2 3 HR,2B
Jon Jay RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 .321 .829 9 7 0.046 0.84 0.067 -0.021 -0.2 1 0 SH
   Miguel Batista P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Carpenter PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .433 4 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Eduardo Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Albert Pujols 3B-1B 4 2 1 1 1 0 .277 .833 23 13 0.086 0.94 0.111 -0.025 1.0 1 3 2B
Lance Berkman LF 5 1 2 2 0 1 .331 1.080 19 13 0.141 0.84 0.177 -0.036 1.9 2 1 HR
Mark Hamilton 1B 3 1 0 1 0 2 .150 .390 11 7 -0.051 1.05 0.000 -0.051 -0.7 5 0
   Skip Schumaker RF 2 0 1 1 0 1 .222 .570 5 4 0.006 0.07 0.006 0.000 0.4 1 0
Tony Cruz C 5 1 1 0 0 2 .300 .733 18 13 -0.006 0.40 0.023 -0.029 -0.2 8 1
Colby Rasmus CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .261 .788 15 8 0.022 0.74 0.052 -0.030 0.3 2 0
Tyler Greene 2B 3 0 1 1 1 2 .216 .632 22 14 0.080 0.92 0.105 -0.024 0.9 3 2 SB
Lance Lynn P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 9 5 -0.061 1.29 0.000 -0.061 -0.5 0 1
   Daniel Descalso PH-3B 2 0 1 2 0 0 .245 .668 12 7 0.054 0.55 0.055 -0.001 1.7 1 0 2B
Team Totals 38 9 11 9 3 12 .289 .868 168 106 0.314 0.75 0.667 -0.351 5.0 27 11
2B: A Pujols (9, off J Fulchino); R Theriot (12, off J Happ); D Descalso (12, off W Lopez).
HR: L Berkman (15, off F Rodriguez; 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); R Theriot (1, off F Rodriguez; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Jay (3, off J Happ).
TB: R Theriot 6; L Berkman 5; A Pujols 2; D Descalso 2; J Jay 2; S Schumaker; T Cruz; T Greene.
RBI: D Descalso 2 (19); L Berkman 2 (45); A Pujols (40); S Schumaker (11); R Theriot (23); M Hamilton (1); T Greene (9).
2-out RBI: R Theriot.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Theriot-T Greene-M Hamilton.
Outfield Assists: L Berkman (C Lee at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: T Greene (8, 2nd base off J Happ/J Towles).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .275 .711 18 12 -0.110 1.24 0.040 -0.150 -1.4 3 0 CS
Jeff Keppinger 2B 3 0 0 1 1 0 .277 .689 26 15 -0.021 0.81 0.027 -0.049 0.0 1 1
   Fernando Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 2 0 0 2 .315 .847 19 13 0.028 0.77 0.063 -0.035 -0.1 2 0
Carlos Lee LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .262 .715 19 8 0.065 1.00 0.079 -0.014 0.3 0 0
Brett Wallace 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .317 .847 16 11 -0.023 1.26 0.069 -0.092 -0.5 6 2
Chris Johnson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .228 .670 9 8 -0.046 1.09 0.038 -0.084 -0.5 1 0
Clint Barmes SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 .221 .668 10 6 0.041 0.74 0.068 -0.027 0.5 0 3 HBP
J.R. Towles C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .210 .649 13 10 -0.106 1.07 0.019 -0.125 -0.6 12 0 GDP
   Angel Sanchez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .640 4 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
J.A. Happ P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .875 10 6 -0.052 0.98 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 0 1
   Wilton Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sergio Escalona P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jeff Fulchino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Matt Downs PH-2B 1 0 0 0 1 0 .270 .873 10 5 0.037 0.38 0.037 0.000 0.8 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 4 8 .226 .559 154 97 -0.187 0.94 0.440 -0.628 -2.0 27 7
HBP: C Barmes (4, by M Batista).
TB: H Pence 2; M Bourn; B Wallace; C Barmes; C Johnson; J Towles.
GIDP: J Towles (3).
RBI: B Wallace (19); J Keppinger (6).
2-out RBI: B Wallace.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: C Barmes (3).
Baserunning
CS: M Bourn (3, 2nd base by L Lynn/T Cruz).

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
Lance Lynn, W (1-1) 5 6 1 1 3 3 0 5.23 21 94 58 37 6 15 12 3 1 0 51 0.158 1.30 1.2
Miguel Batista 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.28 6 25 14 10 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.046 0.38 -1.4
Trever Miller 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.19 1 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.034 1.46 0.8
Jason Motte 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.33 2 11 8 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0.033 0.87 0.5
Eduardo Sanchez 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.95 6 21 14 6 1 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.04 0.9
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 8 0 2.00 36 154 97 59 10 28 14 9 2 0 51 6 1 0.186 0.94 2.0
M Batista faced 3 batters 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
J.A. Happ, L (3-8) 5.1 6 6 6 2 5 0 5.04 25 93 55 37 6 12 10 8 5 0 35 -0.205 1.09 -1.8
Wilton Lopez 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.63 3 23 14 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 -0.101 1.00 -2.1
Sergio Escalona 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.35 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.008 0.28 0.6
Jeff Fulchino 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.73 5 17 12 4 5 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.010 0.07 -0.6
Fernando Rodriguez 2 2 2 2 0 4 2 3.52 8 33 23 12 4 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.007 0.02 -1.1
Team Totals 9 11 9 9 3 12 2 9.00 42 168 106 65 17 24 14 13 6 0 35 5 3 -0.315 0.75 -5.0
Balks: None.
WP: L Lynn (1).
HBP: M Batista (4; C Barmes).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Phil Cuzzi, 2B - Bill Miller, 3B - James Hoye.
Time of Game: 3:18.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Ryan Theriot SS 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Jon Jay RF 2 Jeff Keppinger 2B
3 Albert Pujols 3B 3 Hunter Pence RF
4 Lance Berkman LF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Mark Hamilton 1B 5 Brett Wallace 1B
6 Tony Cruz C 6 Chris Johnson 3B
7 Colby Rasmus CF 7 Clint Barmes SS
8 Tyler Greene 2B 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Lance Lynn P 9 J.A. Happ P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL L. Berkman J. Happ 18% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Jay Scores; Pujols to 3B
b2 1-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU J. Towles L. Lynn 11% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Johnson to 3B
b3 1-1 1 123 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Wallace L. Lynn 8% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Johnson L. Lynn 8% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t6 1-1 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols J. Happ 8% 63% Walk; Jay 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' J.A. Happ facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Theriot J. Happ 6% 56% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Jay J. Happ -1% 55% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Theriot to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 6,(2-2)  RO STL A. Pujols J. Happ 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Theriot Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL L. Berkman J. Happ -1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn L. Lynn 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger L. Lynn 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Pence L. Lynn -1% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Lee L. Lynn -1% 58% Wild Pitch; Pence to 2B
b1 0-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee L. Lynn -1% 57% Walk
b1 0-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RO HOU B. Wallace L. Lynn -7% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Pence Scores; Lee out at 3B/LF-3B-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' J.A. Happ facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Hamilton J. Happ -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Cruz J. Happ -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL C. Rasmus J. Happ 1% 47% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t2 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Greene J. Happ -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Johnson L. Lynn -4% 41% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b2 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Barmes L. Lynn -6% 35% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Johnson to 2B
b2 1-1 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU J. Towles L. Lynn 11% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Johnson to 3B
b2 1-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Happ L. Lynn 4% 50% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' J.A. Happ facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL L. Lynn J. Happ -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Theriot J. Happ -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 1-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Jay J. Happ 1% 47% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Pujols J. Happ -3% 45% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn L. Lynn -4% 41% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger L. Lynn 6% 47% Bourn Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 1-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Keppinger L. Lynn -3% 44% Walk
b3 1-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Pence L. Lynn -4% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Keppinger to 2B
b3 1-1 1 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee L. Lynn -7% 34% Walk; Keppinger to 3B; Pence to 2B
b3 1-1 1 123 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Wallace L. Lynn 8% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Johnson L. Lynn 8% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' J.A. Happ facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL L. Berkman J. Happ -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Hamilton J. Happ -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Cruz J. Happ -1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 7-8-9
b4 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Barmes L. Lynn 3% 47% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b4 1-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles L. Lynn 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Happ L. Lynn 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' J.A. Happ facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Happ -3% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL T. Greene J. Happ 3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL L. Lynn J. Happ -4% 47% Foul Bunt Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Theriot J. Happ 2% 48% Greene Steals 2B
t5 1-1 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Theriot J. Happ -5% 44% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 1-2-3
b5 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn L. Lynn 3% 47% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b5 1-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger L. Lynn 2% 49% Lineout: RF
b5 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence L. Lynn 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' J.A. Happ facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Jay J. Happ 5% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t6 1-1 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols J. Happ 8% 63% Walk; Jay to 2B
t6 1-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL L. Berkman J. Happ 18% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Jay Scores; Pujols to 3B
t6 2-1 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO STL M. Hamilton J. Happ -1% 80% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Pujols Scores
t6 3-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL T. Cruz J. Happ 2% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS); Hamilton to 2B
t6 3-1 1 12- 4,(3-0)  STL C. Rasmus J. Happ 4% 86% Walk; Hamilton to 3B; Cruz to 2B
Wilton Lopez replaces J.A. Happ pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-1 1 123 10,(3-2)  R STL T. Greene W. Lopez 6% 92% Walk; Hamilton Scores; Cruz to 3B; Rasmus to 2B
Daniel Descalso pinch hits for Lance Lynn (P) batting 9th
t6 4-1 1 123 7,(2-2)  RR STL D. Descalso W. Lopez 5% 97% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cruz Scores; Rasmus Scores; Greene to 3B
t6 6-1 1 -23 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Theriot W. Lopez -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
Sergio Escalona replaces Wilton Lopez pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Jay S. Escalona -1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Miguel Batista facing 4-5-6
Miguel Batista replaces Jon Jay (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Albert Pujols moves from 3B to 1B
Daniel Descalso moves from PH to 3B
Skip Schumaker replaces Mark Hamilton (1B) playing RF batting 5th
b6 1-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee M. Batista 1% 97% Flyball: CF
b6 1-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Wallace M. Batista 1% 97% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b6 1-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Johnson M. Batista 0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 3-4-5
Jeff Fulchino replaces Sergio Escalona pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL A. Pujols J. Fulchino 1% 98% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 6-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL L. Berkman J. Fulchino -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Pujols to 3B
t7 6-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R STL S. Schumaker J. Fulchino 1% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Pujols Scores
t7 7-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Cruz J. Fulchino -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Fulchino -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-7, Cardinals' Miguel Batista facing 7-8-9
b7 1-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Barmes M. Batista -1% 98% Hit By Pitch
b7 1-7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Towles M. Batista -2% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Barmes to 2B
Matt Downs pinch hits for Jeff Fulchino (P) batting 9th
b7 1-7 0 12- 8,(3-2)  HOU M. Downs M. Batista -4% 92% Walk; Barmes to 3B; Towles to 2B
Trever Miller replaces Miguel Batista pitching and batting 2nd
b7 1-7 0 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn T. Miller 3% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Jason Motte replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 2nd
b7 1-7 1 123 6,(2-2)  RO HOU J. Keppinger J. Motte 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Barmes Scores; Towles to 3B; Downs to 2B
b7 2-7 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Motte 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
Fernando Rodriguez replaces Jeff Keppinger (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Matt Downs moves from PH to 2B
t8 7-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Greene F. Rodriguez -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL D. Descalso F. Rodriguez -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 7-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL R. Theriot F. Rodriguez 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Matt Carpenter pinch hits for Jason Motte (P) batting 2nd
t8 8-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Carpenter F. Rodriguez -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-8, Cardinals' Eduardo Sanchez facing 4-5-6
Eduardo Sanchez replaces Matt Carpenter (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
b8 2-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee E. Sanchez 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b8 2-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Wallace E. Sanchez 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 2-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Johnson E. Sanchez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-2, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
t9 8-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols F. Rodriguez -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t9 8-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R STL L. Berkman F. Rodriguez 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t9 9-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker F. Rodriguez -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 9-2 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL T. Cruz F. Rodriguez 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Cardinals' Eduardo Sanchez facing 7-8-9
b9 2-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Barmes E. Sanchez 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
Angel Sanchez pinch hits for J.R. Towles (C) batting 8th
b9 2-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU A. Sanchez E. Sanchez 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Downs E. Sanchez 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 9, Astros 2.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU201106090
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