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@LAA
2
6
BAL
@BOS
8
2
TEX
@CLE
5
2
 
(11)
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@DET
3
2
NYY
@KCR
1
5
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@SEA
0
7
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@TBR
4
3
 
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@CHC
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1
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@COL
13
9
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@HOU
2
8
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@NYM
3
4
CIN
@PIT
2
3
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@SDP
4
1
MIL
@SFG
2
5
PHI
@WSN
1
7
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 6:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 23,633, Time of Game: 2:40
Cardinals
2
16-11
 Lost 3 
1st
at Astros
8
13-14
 Won 5 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Bud Norris (2-1)
L: Jaime Garcia (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  6  0
Astros          4  0  0   2  0  0   0  2  X    8  6  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rafael Furcal SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .402 .472 .874 13 7 0.033 0.59 0.060 -0.027 0.5 0 3 SB
Jon Jay CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .405 .457 .514 .970 14 10 0.090 0.71 0.120 -0.030 1.2 3 0
Matt Holliday LF 3 0 1 1 1 2 4 .257 .317 .434 .751 19 13 -0.018 0.70 0.043 -0.061 0.5 2 0 SB
Carlos Beltran RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .272 .385 .511 .896 17 13 0.010 1.09 0.075 -0.065 -0.3 0 0
David Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .315 .376 .554 .931 16 9 -0.076 0.90 0.012 -0.088 -0.9 0 4
Yadier Molina C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298 .350 .532 .881 9 7 -0.095 0.90 0.000 -0.095 -1.6 4 0
Daniel Descalso 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .214 .323 .357 .680 12 6 0.027 0.59 0.054 -0.027 0.1 1 2 CS
   Tyler Greene PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .304 .300 .604 6 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Matt Carpenter 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .267 .329 .453 .783 15 10 -0.041 0.61 0.009 -0.050 -0.6 13 1
Jaime Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .333 .429 .762 3 2 -0.048 0.59 0.000 -0.048 -0.6 1 2 GDP
   Shane Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .342 .390 .474 .864 6 4 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.3
   J.C. Romero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mitchell Boggs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .063 .063 .125 .188 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 4 6 36 .188 .278 .188 .465 131 85 -0.130 0.70 0.373 -0.503 -2.3 24 12
TB: D Descalso; C Beltran; J Jay; R Furcal; M Carpenter; M Holliday.
GIDP: J Garcia (1).
RBI: C Beltran (19); M Holliday (19).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: M Holliday (2, 2nd base off B Norris/J Castro); R Furcal (5, 3rd base off B Norris/J Castro).
CS: D Descalso (1, 2nd base by B Norris/J Castro).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Altuve 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .346 .389 .529 .918 12 8 -0.034 0.34 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 4 3
Brian Bogusevic RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .222 .344 .346 .689 16 9 0.034 0.45 0.043 -0.009 -0.0 3 0 SB
J.D. Martinez LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .247 .375 .387 .762 11 8 -0.050 0.47 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 0 0
Carlos Lee 1B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .350 .387 .737 13 6 0.004 0.40 0.013 -0.009 0.3 6 0 2B
Jed Lowrie SS 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .338 .433 .545 .979 18 10 0.033 0.53 0.041 -0.007 1.6 2 5 HR
Chris Johnson 3B 4 2 2 4 0 2 4 .306 .333 .480 .813 15 12 0.353 0.83 0.355 -0.002 3.7 1 0 HR
Justin Maxwell CF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .300 .353 .467 .820 20 10 0.054 0.19 0.054 0.000 1.2 3 0 2·2B
Jason Castro C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .237 .297 .305 .602 9 7 -0.022 0.35 0.000 -0.022 -0.7 7 1
Bud Norris P 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .182 .167 .273 .439 6 4 -0.001 0.44 0.010 -0.011 -0.0 1 1 SF
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wilton Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marwin Gonzalez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .238 .293 .531 1 1 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   David Carpenter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fernando Abad P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 8 6 8 4 4 34 .207 .294 .517 .811 121 75 0.370 0.45 0.516 -0.145 4.2 27 10
2B: J Maxwell 2 (2, 2 off J Garcia); C Lee (4, off J Romero).
HR: C Johnson (3, off J Garcia, 1st inn, 3 on, 2 outs to LF); J Lowrie (4, off J Romero, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: B Norris (1, off J Garcia).
TB: C Johnson 5; J Maxwell 4; J Lowrie 4; C Lee 2.
RBI: C Johnson 4 (18); J Lowrie 2 (12); B Norris (3); J Maxwell (4).
2-out RBI: C Johnson 4.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Castro-J Altuve; J Altuve-J Lowrie-C Lee.
PB: J Castro (2).
E: C Johnson (4).
Baserunning
SB: B Bogusevic (4, 2nd base off J Garcia/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
Jaime Garcia, L (2-2) 6 4 6 6 4 2 1 3.76 26 95 57 35 9 13 11 9 3 0 38 -0.364 0.57 -3.1
J.C. Romero 1.1 2 2 2 0 1 1 3.00 6 17 13 7 2 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 -0.006 0.04 -1.3
Mitchell Boggs 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 2 9 5 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.2
Team Totals 8 6 8 8 4 4 2 9.00 34 121 75 44 12 19 13 13 4 0 38 0 0 -0.370 0.45 -4.2

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 (2-1) 6 3 1 0 4 4 0 4.58 24 91 58 31 11 16 6 10 7 0 64 0.108 0.89 1.9
Wesley Wright 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.05 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.001 0.28 -0.0
Wilton Lopez 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 2 10 7 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.016 0.31 0.5
David Carpenter 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2.31 5 16 11 6 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.004 0.51 -0.5
Fernando Abad 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.36 3 11 7 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 0 4 6 0 0.00 36 131 85 50 16 19 13 13 9 0 64 1 0 0.129 0.70 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: J Garcia (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Scott Barry, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Lance Barrett, 3B - Paul Emmel.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 23,633.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 87° F, Wind 14mph out to Centerfield.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Rafael Furcal SS 1 Jose Altuve 2B
2 Jon Jay CF 2 Brian Bogusevic RF
3 Matt Holliday LF 3 J.D. Martinez LF
4 Carlos Beltran RF 4 Carlos Lee 1B
5 David Freese 3B 5 Jed Lowrie SS
6 Yadier Molina C 6 Chris Johnson 3B
7 Daniel Descalso 2B 7 Justin Maxwell CF
8 Matt Carpenter 1B 8 Jason Castro C
9 Jaime Garcia P 9 Bud Norris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 2 123 3,(0-2)  RRRR HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia 33% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Bogusevic Scores; Lee Scores; Lowrie Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  STL J. Jay B. Norris -10% 36% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Deep 3B); Furcal to 3B; Jay to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 3,(0-2)  R STL C. Beltran B. Norris -7% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Furcal Scores/unER; Jay to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese B. Norris 6% 40% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 0 -23 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 5% 41% Strikeout Swinging

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 --- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Furcal B. Norris -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  STL J. Jay B. Norris -10% 36% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Deep 3B); Furcal to 3B; Jay to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -23 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 5% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 -23 3,(0-2)  R STL C. Beltran B. Norris -7% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Furcal Scores/unER; Jay to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese B. Norris 6% 40% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t1 1-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris 4% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU B. Bogusevic J. Garcia 3% 44% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Martinez J. Garcia 2% 46% Bogusevic Steals 2B
b1 0-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Garcia -4% 42% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Lee J. Garcia 1% 44% Walk
b1 0-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Lowrie J. Garcia 3% 47% Walk; Bogusevic to 3B; Lee to 2B
b1 0-1 2 123 3,(0-2)  RRRR HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia 33% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Bogusevic Scores; Lee Scores; Lowrie Scores
b1 4-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia 1% 81% Double to SS (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b1 4-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Castro J. Garcia -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Bud Norris facing 7-8-9
t2 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL D. Descalso B. Norris -3% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t2 1-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Carpenter B. Norris 3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO STL J. Garcia B. Norris 4% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 9-1-2
b2 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Norris J. Garcia -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b2 4-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 4-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Garcia -1% 81% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Bud Norris facing 1-2-3
t3 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Furcal B. Norris 2% 83% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t3 1-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Jay B. Norris 1% 84% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t3 1-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 3-4-5
b3 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Garcia -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Garcia -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 4-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Lowrie J. Garcia -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Bud Norris facing 4-5-6
t4 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Beltran B. Norris 2% 85% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. Freese B. Norris 1% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris 1% 87% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 6-7-8
b4 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia 2% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b4 4-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia 1% 90% Wild Pitch; Johnson to 2B
b4 4-1 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  R HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia 4% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Johnson Scores
b4 5-1 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O HOU J. Castro J. Garcia -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Maxwell to 3B
b4 5-1 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU B. Norris J. Garcia 1% 95% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Maxwell Scores
b4 6-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -0% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Bud Norris facing 7-8-9
t5 1-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Descalso B. Norris -2% 92% Walk
t5 1-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO STL M. Carpenter B. Norris 4% 96% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Descalso Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t5 1-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Garcia B. Norris 0% 96% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 2-3-4
b5 6-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Garcia -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 6-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Garcia -0% 96% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 6-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee J. Garcia -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Bud Norris facing 1-2-3
t6 1-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Furcal B. Norris -2% 94% Walk
t6 1-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Jay B. Norris 2% 96% Lineout: CF (Short CF)
t6 1-6 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  STL M. Holliday B. Norris -2% 94% Walk; Furcal to 2B
t6 1-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Beltran B. Norris 2% 96% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t6 1-6 2 12- 6,(2-2)  STL D. Freese B. Norris -1% 95% Furcal Steals 3B; Holliday Steals 2B
t6 1-6 2 -23 7,(3-2)  STL D. Freese B. Norris -1% 94% Walk
t6 1-6 2 123 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris 4% 98% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 5-6-7
b6 6-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Lowrie J. Garcia -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 6-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 6-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia 0% 97% Walk
b6 6-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Castro J. Garcia -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 7-8-9
Wesley Wright replaces Bud Norris pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Descalso W. Wright 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL M. Carpenter W. Wright -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Wilton Lopez replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
Shane Robinson pinch hits for Jaime Garcia (P) batting 9th
t7 1-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL S. Robinson W. Lopez 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Furcal W. Lopez 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cardinals' J.C. Romero facing 9-1-2
J.C. Romero replaces Shane Robinson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Marwin Gonzalez pinch hits for Wilton Lopez (P) batting 9th
b7 6-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Gonzalez J. Romero -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Altuve J. Romero -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b7 6-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Romero -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' David Carpenter facing 2-3-4
David Carpenter replaces Marwin Gonzalez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL J. Jay D. Carpenter -1% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t8 1-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  STL M. Holliday D. Carpenter -0% 97% Passed Ball; Jay to 2B
t8 1-6 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  R STL M. Holliday D. Carpenter -2% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Jay Scores/unER
t8 2-6 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL C. Beltran D. Carpenter 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Freese D. Carpenter 1% 98% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t8 2-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina D. Carpenter 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' J.C. Romero facing 3-4-5
b8 6-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Romero -0% 99% Lineout: 2B
b8 6-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee J. Romero 0% 99% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b8 6-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR HOU J. Lowrie J. Romero 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lee Scores
Mitchell Boggs replaces J.C. Romero pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Johnson M. Boggs -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Maxwell M. Boggs -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 8.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 7-8-9
Fernando Abad replaces David Carpenter pitching and batting 9th
Tyler Greene pinch hits for Daniel Descalso (2B) batting 7th
t9 2-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL T. Greene F. Abad 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
t9 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Carpenter F. Abad 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
Tony Cruz pinch hits for Mitchell Boggs (P) batting 9th
t9 2-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Cruz F. Abad 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 8.

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  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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