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TOR
@BAL
1
4
TOR
@BAL
9
5
CLE
@CHW
4
5
KCR
@DET
2
6
NYY
@MIN
6
3
OAK
@TEX
4
5
ARI
@COL
2
4
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@HOU
6
1
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@NYM
2
6
MIL
@WSN
2
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Monday, September 24, 2012, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 12,584, Time of Game: 3:03
Cardinals
6
83-71
 Won 3 
2nd, 9½ GB
at Astros
1
50-104
 Lost 2 
6th, 42½ GB
W: Lance Lynn (17-7)
L: Fernando Abad (0-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  3  0   1  0  0   2  0  0    6  9  0
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  3

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jon Jay CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .300 .373 .392 .765 13 10 -0.026 0.51 0.023 -0.049 -0.1 4 0 SH
Carlos Beltran RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .268 .341 .491 .833 13 10 -0.054 0.39 0.000 -0.054 -1.4 1 0
Matt Holliday LF 5 0 1 2 0 3 5 .297 .377 .507 .884 30 19 0.017 0.41 0.046 -0.029 1.3 2 0
   Trevor Rosenthal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Allen Craig 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .308 .358 .537 .895 18 11 -0.057 0.45 0.000 -0.057 -1.5 6 1
Yadier Molina C 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .321 .379 .510 .890 17 8 0.081 0.37 0.097 -0.016 1.1 10 0 HR
David Freese 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .373 .471 .844 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Matt Carpenter 3B 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .304 .372 .482 .854 22 13 0.027 0.37 0.035 -0.008 -0.2 0 0
Daniel Descalso 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .226 .303 .322 .625 14 7 0.123 0.57 0.144 -0.021 0.9 1 2 3B
Pete Kozma SS 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .298 .358 .596 .954 12 5 0.137 0.68 0.184 -0.047 1.6 2 4 HR,GDP
Lance Lynn P 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 .063 .098 .063 .161 13 9 0.001 0.41 0.019 -0.018 0.3 1 0 SH
   Skip Schumaker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .341 .374 .715 8 5 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.3
   Sam Freeman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Shane Robinson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .305 .333 .638 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 9 6 3 10 40 .257 .316 .486 .802 160 97 0.247 0.45 0.548 -0.301 1.7 27 7
3B: D Descalso (6, off F Rodriguez).
HR: P Kozma (2, off F Rodriguez, 2nd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); Y Molina (21, off F Rodriguez, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: L Lynn (9, off J Valdez); J Jay (9, off J Valdez).
TB: Y Molina 5; P Kozma 5; D Descalso 4; M Carpenter 2; M Holliday.
GIDP: P Kozma (3).
RBI: M Holliday 2 (100); P Kozma 2 (7); D Descalso (24); Y Molina (71).
2-out RBI: P Kozma 2; D Descalso.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Kozma-A Craig; P Kozma-D Descalso-A Craig.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jed Lowrie SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .257 .344 .457 .802 11 7 0.011 1.00 0.065 -0.054 0.2 0 3 2B
Scott Moore RF-2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .261 .337 .467 .803 16 8 0.060 1.02 0.109 -0.049 0.5 2 3
Brett Wallace 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .257 .325 .432 .757 18 10 0.005 1.20 0.064 -0.060 -0.1 9 0
Justin Maxwell CF-RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .230 .309 .464 .773 14 8 -0.173 1.38 0.000 -0.173 -1.7 1 0 GDP
Fernando Martinez LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .210 .273 .380 .653 8 5 -0.014 1.13 0.030 -0.043 -0.0 3 0 HBP
   Matt Downs PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .201 .249 .374 .622 2 1 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 0
Brandon Laird 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .304 .360 .478 .838 10 8 -0.090 1.05 0.009 -0.099 -0.6 0 1
Jason Castro C 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 .259 .339 .377 .716 16 12 -0.005 0.65 0.037 -0.042 -0.3 10 0
Marwin Gonzalez 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .234 .280 .327 .607 2 1 0.060 1.51 0.060 0.000 0.6 0 2
   Brian Bogusevic CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .202 .295 .290 .585 14 8 -0.032 0.42 0.000 -0.032 -0.9 2 0 GDP
Fernando Abad P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fernando Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 6 -0.066 1.25 0.000 -0.066 -0.7 0 1
   Jose Valdez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jimmy Paredes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .194 .243 .239 .482 7 5 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
   C.J. Fick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Rhiner Cruz 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 1 6 1 2 11 35 .188 .257 .219 .476 125 79 -0.252 0.97 0.374 -0.626 -3.3 27 11
2B: J Lowrie (18, off L Lynn).
HBP: F Martinez (4, by L Lynn).
TB: J Lowrie 3; S Moore 2; B Laird; M Gonzalez.
GIDP: J Maxwell (6); B Bogusevic (6).
RBI: S Moore (25).
2-out RBI: S Moore.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Lowrie-S Moore-B Wallace.
E: B Wallace (7); B Laird (1); B Bogusevic (5).

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 (17-7) 7 5 1 1 2 9 0 3.69 29 108 66 33 12 21 8 9 6 0 70 0.232 1.13 2.3
Sam Freeman 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.30 3 8 6 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.013 0.17 0.5
Trevor Rosenthal 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.15 3 9 7 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.29 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 11 0 1.00 35 125 79 41 16 22 9 12 7 0 70 0 0 0.252 0.97 3.3

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
Fernando Abad, L (0-6) 1.2 0 1 1 1 2 0 5.12 6 29 18 10 2 6 2 1 0 0 52 0.073 0.65 0.7
Fernando Rodriguez 4.1 7 3 3 0 5 2 5.50 19 73 45 21 6 18 7 7 5 0 1 1 -0.261 0.53 -1.9
Jose Valdez 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 2.79 8 29 17 9 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.064 0.47 -1.5
C.J. Fick 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.37 4 13 8 8 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.08 0.5
Rhiner Cruz 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.05 3 16 9 3 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 6 5 3 10 2 5.00 40 160 97 51 15 31 16 11 5 0 52 1 1 -0.248 0.45 -1.7
Balks: None.
WP: L Lynn (3).
HBP: L Lynn (8; F Martinez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chris Conroy, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Ed Hickox.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 12,584.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Jon Jay CF 1 Jed Lowrie SS
2 Carlos Beltran RF 2 Scott Moore RF
3 Matt Holliday LF 3 Brett Wallace 1B
4 Allen Craig 1B 4 Justin Maxwell CF
5 Yadier Molina C 5 Fernando Martinez LF
6 David Freese 3B 6 Brandon Laird 3B
7 Daniel Descalso 2B 7 Jason Castro C
8 Pete Kozma SS 8 Marwin Gonzalez 2B
9 Lance Lynn P 9 Fernando Abad P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  RR STL P. Kozma F. Rodriguez 17% 77% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Descalso Scores
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  R STL D. Descalso F. Rodriguez 13% 60% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Carpenter Scores
b5 1-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU J. Maxwell L. Lynn 10% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL Y. Molina F. Rodriguez 9% 81% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-3 2 -23 6,(3-2)  R HOU S. Moore L. Lynn -8% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive); Castro Scores; Gonzalez to 3B

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' Fernando Abad facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL J. Jay F. Abad -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Beltran F. Abad -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O STL M. Holliday F. Abad -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 1-2-3
Matt Carpenter replaces David Freese playing 3B batting 6th
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Lowrie L. Lynn -6% 39% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O HOU S. Moore L. Lynn 4% 43% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU B. Wallace L. Lynn -2% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Maxwell L. Lynn 4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  HOU F. Martinez L. Lynn -3% 43% Hit By Pitch; Lowrie to 3B; Wallace to 2B
b1 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Laird L. Lynn 7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Craig F. Abad -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina F. Abad -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  STL M. Carpenter F. Abad 1% 47% Walk
Fernando Rodriguez replaces Fernando Abad pitching and batting 9th
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  R STL D. Descalso F. Rodriguez 13% 60% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Carpenter Scores
t2 1-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  RR STL P. Kozma F. Rodriguez 17% 77% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Descalso Scores
t2 3-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL L. Lynn F. Rodriguez -1% 76% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 7-8-9
b2 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Castro L. Lynn -4% 72% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Castro to 1B
b2 0-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Gonzalez L. Lynn -6% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Castro to 2B
b2 0-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU F. Rodriguez L. Lynn 6% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lowrie L. Lynn 3% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Castro to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
b2 0-3 2 -23 6,(3-2)  R HOU S. Moore L. Lynn -8% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive); Castro Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
b2 1-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Wallace L. Lynn 5% 72% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t3 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Jay F. Rodriguez -2% 71% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t3 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Beltran F. Rodriguez -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Holliday F. Rodriguez -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 4-5-6
b3 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Maxwell L. Lynn 3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU F. Martinez L. Lynn 2% 73% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Laird L. Lynn 1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
Scott Moore moves from RF to 2B
Brian Bogusevic replaces Marwin Gonzalez (2B) playing CF batting 8th
Justin Maxwell moves from CF to RF
t4 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Craig F. Rodriguez -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL Y. Molina F. Rodriguez 9% 81% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t4 4-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Carpenter F. Rodriguez 1% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 4-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL D. Descalso F. Rodriguez 2% 84% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Carpenter to 2B
t4 4-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO STL P. Kozma F. Rodriguez -5% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 7-8-9
b4 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Castro L. Lynn 2% 82% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b4 1-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic L. Lynn 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU F. Rodriguez L. Lynn 1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
t5 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL L. Lynn F. Rodriguez -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Jay F. Rodriguez -1% 83% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t5 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Beltran F. Rodriguez -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 1-2-3
b5 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lowrie L. Lynn 2% 85% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b5 1-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU S. Moore L. Lynn -3% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b5 1-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Wallace L. Lynn -5% 77% Walk; Moore to 2B
b5 1-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU J. Maxwell L. Lynn 10% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
t6 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday F. Rodriguez -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Craig F. Rodriguez -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 4-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL Y. Molina F. Rodriguez 1% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 4-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Carpenter F. Rodriguez 1% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Molina to 2B
t6 4-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. Descalso F. Rodriguez -2% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 5-6-7
b6 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU F. Martinez L. Lynn 3% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 1-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Laird L. Lynn 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Castro L. Lynn 1% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Jose Valdez facing 8-9-1
Jose Valdez replaces Fernando Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL P. Kozma J. Valdez 1% 92% Walk
t7 4-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL L. Lynn J. Valdez 2% 93% Reached on E3 (catch)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to 2B); Kozma to 2B
t7 4-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Jay J. Valdez 2% 96% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; Kozma to 3B; Lynn to 2B
t7 4-1 0 123 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Beltran J. Valdez -2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-1 1 123 6,(3-2)  RR STL M. Holliday J. Valdez 5% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Kozma Scores; Lynn Scores/unER; Jay to 3B/Adv on E8; Holliday to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t7 6-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Craig J. Valdez -1% 97% Popfly: 2B
t7 6-1 2 -23 7,(3-2)  STL Y. Molina J. Valdez 0% 97% Walk
t7 6-1 2 123 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Carpenter J. Valdez -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 8-9-1
b7 1-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic L. Lynn 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
Jimmy Paredes pinch hits for Jose Valdez (P) batting 9th
b7 1-6 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Paredes L. Lynn 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 1-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Lowrie L. Lynn -0% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b7 1-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU S. Moore L. Lynn 1% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' C.J. Fick facing 7-8-9
C.J. Fick replaces Jimmy Paredes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. Descalso C. Fick -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 6-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL P. Kozma C. Fick 0% 99% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Kozma to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 1B)
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for Lance Lynn (P) batting 9th
t8 6-1 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker C. Fick -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t8 6-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Jay C. Fick -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Sam Freeman facing 3-4-5
Sam Freeman replaces Skip Schumaker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU B. Wallace S. Freeman 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Maxwell S. Freeman 0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Matt Downs pinch hits for Fernando Martinez (LF) batting 5th
b8 1-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Downs S. Freeman 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Rhiner Cruz facing 2-3-4
Rhiner Cruz replaces C.J. Fick pitching and batting 9th
Justin Maxwell moves from RF to LF
Matt Downs moves from PH to RF
t9 6-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Beltran R. Cruz -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 6-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL M. Holliday R. Cruz -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 6-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Craig R. Cruz -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cardinals' Trevor Rosenthal facing 6-7-8
Trevor Rosenthal replaces Matt Holliday (LF) pitching and batting 3rd
Shane Robinson replaces Sam Freeman (P) playing LF batting 9th
b9 1-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Laird T. Rosenthal -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b9 1-6 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU J. Castro T. Rosenthal 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU B. Bogusevic T. Rosenthal 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU201209240
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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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