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Standings
SEA
@BAL
8
5
BOS
@CHW
10
9
MIL
@CLE
7
1
MIN
@DET
9
5
MIN
@DET
11
3
TEX
@KCR
3
2
 
(10)
OAK
@NYY
5
9
CAL
@TOR
2
7
CHC
@ATL
1
2
 
(10)
PHI
@LAD
3
1
CIN
@PIT
5
2
NYM
@SDP
0
1
MON
@SFG
0
8
HOU
@STL
8
7
Sunday, May 31, 1987,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 40,200, Time of Game: 3:28
Astros
8
24-24
 Won 1 
4th, 3½ GB
at Cardinals
7
29-17
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Jim Deshaies (4-2)
L: Greg Mathews (2-4)
S: Dave Smith (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  3  0   0  0  4   0  1  0    8 15  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  3   0  2  0    7  8  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 3 1 2 2 1 0 5 .332 .382 .463 .845 0.151 0.97 0.160 -0.009 1.7 4 0 2·2B,SF
   Aurelio Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Smith P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.018 1.28 0.018 0.000 0.3 0 0
Bill Doran 2B 5 1 1 0 1 1 6 .241 .317 .349 .665 -0.163 1.08 0.011 -0.174 -2.2 1 3 GDP
Phil Garner 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .232 .278 .374 .652 0.044 0.62 0.087 -0.043 1.1 0 1 2B
   Dave Meads P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Julio Solano P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chuck Jackson PH-CF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .500 .600 1.000 1.600 0.072 0.97 0.072 0.000 1.2 0 0 2B
   Paul Householder CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .357 .200 .557 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Glenn Davis 1B 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .270 .322 .492 .814 0.078 0.57 0.085 -0.007 0.8 8 1 2B,2·IW
Kevin Bass RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .279 .337 .443 .779 0.002 0.87 0.074 -0.071 -0.9 0 0
Jose Cruz LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .259 .325 .422 .747 0.100 0.84 0.149 -0.050 0.9 4 0 2B
Mark Bailey C 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .213 .302 .234 .536 -0.022 0.80 0.066 -0.088 -0.0 7 0
Dickie Thon SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .206 .341 .294 .636 -0.038 0.88 0.043 -0.081 -0.3 2 4
Jim Deshaies P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .111 .333 .111 .444 0.175 0.89 0.182 -0.007 1.6 0 2
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Denny Walling 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .315 .344 .427 .771 -0.049 1.06 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 1 0
Team Totals 41 8 15 7 5 6 47 .366 .426 .512 .938 0.368 0.86 0.947 -0.579 3.4 27 11
2B: G Davis (11, off G Mathews); B Hatcher 2 (12, 1 off B Dawley, 1 off G Mathews); J Cruz (8, off G Mathews); P Garner (5, off B Dawley); C Jackson (2, off P Perry).
SF: B Hatcher (4, off G Mathews).
IBB: G Davis 2 (4, 1 by P Perry, 1 by G Mathews).
TB: B Hatcher 4; J Cruz 3; G Davis 3; P Garner 2; C Jackson 2; D Thon 2; K Bass; D Smith; J Deshaies; M Bailey; B Doran.
GIDP: B Doran (2).
RBI: B Hatcher 2 (23); P Garner 2 (14); M Bailey (3); C Jackson (1); K Bass (24).
2-out RBI: P Garner 2; C Jackson; B Hatcher.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 8 for 19.
Fielding
E: B Hatcher (3).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ozzie Smith SS 4 0 2 4 1 1 5 .280 .391 .348 .738 0.328 2.19 0.515 -0.187 2.1 1 5 2B,CS
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .291 .386 .391 .777 -0.176 1.66 0.108 -0.283 -0.6 4 4 SB
   Tim Conroy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken Dayley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Todd Worrell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Terry Pendleton 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .321 .371 .413 .784 -0.306 2.23 0.000 -0.306 -1.8 1 3
Jack Clark 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .327 .449 .691 1.141 -0.163 1.54 0.014 -0.178 -0.7 9 0
Willie McGee CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .265 .298 .400 .698 -0.127 1.27 0.024 -0.151 -0.5 3 0
Tony Pena C 5 2 2 0 0 2 5 .237 .326 .316 .641 0.005 1.16 0.095 -0.090 0.5 6 0
Jose Oquendo RF-LF 2 2 1 1 2 0 4 .354 .455 .427 .882 0.183 1.29 0.193 -0.009 1.8 3 0
Curt Ford LF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .341 .381 .527 .909 0.022 1.14 0.046 -0.024 0.1 0 0
   Jim Lindeman PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .208 .224 .431 .654 0.124 2.97 0.124 0.000 1.3
   John Morris PR-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286 .333 .286 .619 0.129 3.26 0.129 0.000 0.8 0 0
Greg Mathews P 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .467 .867 0.027 1.52 0.062 -0.036 0.4 0 1 2B,SH
   Bill Dawley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Lake PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .321 .404 .725 -0.064 3.16 0.000 -0.064 -0.4
   Pat Perry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rod Booker PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .375 .464 .500 .964 -0.113 4.72 0.000 -0.113 -0.8 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 8 7 8 7 42 .242 .390 .303 .693 -0.131 1.79 1.310 -1.441 2.4 27 13
2B: G Mathews (1, off J Deshaies); O Smith (11, off D Smith).
SH: G Mathews (1, off J Deshaies).
TB: O Smith 3; G Mathews 2; T Pena 2; J Lindeman; J Oquendo; W McGee.
RBI: O Smith 4 (23); J Lindeman 2 (14); J Oquendo (6).
2-out RBI: O Smith 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Pendleton-T Herr-J Clark.
E: G Mathews (2).
Baserunning
SB: T Herr (5, 2nd base off J Deshaies/M Bailey).
CS: O Smith (2, 2nd base by J Deshaies POCS).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Deshaies, W (4-2) 5.1 4 4 4 4 3 0 4.50 23 43 0.024 0.99 0.2
Larry Andersen 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.44 2 2 1 -0.118 1.67 -1.7
Dave Meads, H (1) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.95 5 3 2 0.009 2.61 -0.4
Julio Solano, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45 2 1 0 0.090 1.93 0.5
Aurelio Lopez 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 2.93 3 0 0 -0.269 2.11 -1.8
Dave Smith, S (8) 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 7 3 2 0.396 3.90 0.9
Team Totals 9 8 7 7 8 7 0 7.00 42 43 9 5 0.132 1.79 -2.4
L Andersen faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
A Lopez faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Greg Mathews, L (2-4) 5.2 8 5 3 2 3 0 6.37 27 38 -0.219 0.91 -1.2
Bill Dawley 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.83 4 1 1 -0.176 0.68 -2.7
Pat Perry 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 4.33 10 0 0 -0.014 0.65 0.0
Tim Conroy 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 3 0 0 -0.025 0.69 -0.4
Ken Dayley 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 2 0 0.013 1.32 0.1
Todd Worrell 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.27 1 3 0 0.051 2.03 0.8
Team Totals 9 15 8 4 5 6 0 4.00 47 38 6 1 -0.370 0.86 -3.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P Perry (1; G Davis); G Mathews (3; G Davis).
Pickoffs: J Deshaies (2; O Smith, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Doug Harvey.
Time of Game: 3:28.
Attendance: 40,200.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Billy Hatcher CF 1 Ozzie Smith SS
2 Bill Doran 2B 2 Tom Herr 2B
3 Phil Garner 3B 3 Terry Pendleton 3B
4 Glenn Davis 1B 4 Jack Clark 1B
5 Kevin Bass RF 5 Willie McGee CF
6 Jose Cruz LF 6 Tony Pena C
7 Mark Bailey C 7 Jose Oquendo RF
8 Dickie Thon SS 8 Curt Ford LF
9 Jim Deshaies P 9 Greg Mathews P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 5-8 1 123 RR STL O. Smith D. Smith -31% 45% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Pena Scores; Oquendo Scores; Morris to 3B
b8 7-8 1 -23 O STL T. Herr D. Smith 21% 66% Strikeout
b8 7-8 2 -23 O STL T. Pendleton D. Smith 17% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-3 2 -23 RR STL O. Smith J. Deshaies -17% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Oquendo Scores; Ford Scores
t6 3-2 2 1-- R HOU J. Deshaies G. Mathews 14% 77% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Bailey Scores/No RBI/unER; Deshaies to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher G. Mathews 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO HOU B. Doran G. Mathews -7% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU P. Garner G. Mathews -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- STL O. Smith J. Deshaies -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- O STL T. Herr J. Deshaies 6% 47% Smith Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- STL T. Herr J. Deshaies -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- STL T. Pendleton J. Deshaies -2% 43% Herr Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O STL T. Pendleton J. Deshaies 3% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- O STL J. Clark J. Deshaies 3% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU G. Davis G. Mathews 6% 56% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 -2- R HOU K. Bass G. Mathews 7% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Davis Scores
t2 1-0 0 1-- HOU J. Cruz G. Mathews 8% 72% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Bass to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-3 R HOU M. Bailey G. Mathews 5% 77% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Bass Scores; Cruz to 2B
t2 2-0 0 12- O HOU D. Thon G. Mathews -4% 73% Strikeout
t2 2-0 1 12- HOU J. Deshaies G. Mathews 4% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Cruz to 3B; Bailey to 2B
t2 2-0 1 123 RO HOU B. Hatcher G. Mathews 0% 77% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cruz Scores
t2 3-0 2 12- O HOU B. Doran G. Mathews -3% 75% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- O STL W. McGee J. Deshaies 2% 77% Flyball: LF
b2 0-3 1 --- O STL T. Pena J. Deshaies 2% 79% Strikeout
b2 0-3 2 --- O STL J. Oquendo J. Deshaies 1% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- O HOU P. Garner G. Mathews -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- HOU G. Davis G. Mathews 1% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 3-0 1 1-- O HOU K. Bass G. Mathews -1% 79% Foul Flyball: RF; Davis to 2B
t3 3-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz G. Mathews -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- O STL C. Ford J. Deshaies 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- STL G. Mathews J. Deshaies -6% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Mathews to 3B/Adv on E8
b3 0-3 1 --3 O STL O. Smith J. Deshaies 5% 78% Strikeout
b3 0-3 2 --3 O STL T. Herr J. Deshaies 3% 81% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- O HOU M. Bailey G. Mathews -1% 80% Strikeout
t4 3-0 1 --- O HOU D. Thon G. Mathews -1% 79% Flyball: RF
t4 3-0 2 --- O HOU J. Deshaies G. Mathews -1% 78% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- O STL T. Pendleton J. Deshaies 3% 81% Flyball: LF
b4 0-3 1 --- O STL J. Clark J. Deshaies 2% 83% Flyball: CF
b4 0-3 2 --- O STL W. McGee J. Deshaies 1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 1-2-3
t5 3-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher G. Mathews 3% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t5 3-0 0 -2- O HOU B. Doran G. Mathews -2% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 3-0 1 -2- O HOU P. Garner G. Mathews -2% 83% Lineout: CF
t5 3-0 2 -2- HOU G. Davis G. Mathews 0% 83% Intentional Walk
t5 3-0 2 12- O HOU K. Bass G. Mathews -2% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- O STL T. Pena J. Deshaies 3% 83% Flyball: CF
b5 0-3 1 --- STL J. Oquendo J. Deshaies -3% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-3 1 1-- STL C. Ford J. Deshaies -5% 76% Walk; Oquendo to 2B
b5 0-3 1 12- O STL G. Mathews J. Deshaies 4% 80% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Oquendo to 3B; Ford to 2B
b5 0-3 2 -23 RR STL O. Smith J. Deshaies -17% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Oquendo Scores; Ford Scores
b5 2-3 2 1-- O STL T. Herr J. Deshaies 4% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Greg Mathews facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- HOU J. Cruz G. Mathews 7% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 3-2 0 -2- O HOU M. Bailey G. Mathews -7% 66% Fielder's Choice P; Cruz out at 3B/P-SS-3B; Bailey to 1B
t6 3-2 1 1-- O HOU D. Thon G. Mathews -3% 63% Popfly: 2B
t6 3-2 2 1-- R HOU J. Deshaies G. Mathews 14% 77% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Bailey Scores/No RBI/unER; Deshaies to 2B
Bill Dawley replaces Greg Mathews pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-2 2 -2- R HOU B. Hatcher B. Dawley 9% 86% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Deshaies Scores/unER
t6 5-2 2 -2- HOU B. Doran B. Dawley 1% 86% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Hatcher to 3B
t6 5-2 2 1-3 RR HOU P. Garner B. Dawley 9% 95% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Hatcher Scores/Team unER; Doran Scores/Team unER
t6 7-2 2 -2- O HOU G. Davis B. Dawley -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 3-4-5
b6 2-7 0 --- O STL T. Pendleton J. Deshaies 1% 96% Lineout: LF
b6 2-7 1 --- STL J. Clark J. Deshaies -1% 94% Walk
b6 2-7 1 1-- STL W. McGee J. Deshaies -2% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Clark to 2B
Larry Andersen replaces Jim Deshaies pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-7 1 12- STL T. Pena L. Andersen -4% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Clark to 3B; McGee to 2B
b6 2-7 1 123 R STL J. Oquendo L. Andersen -7% 80% Walk; Clark Scores; McGee to 3B; Pena to 2B
Dave Meads replaces Phil Garner (3B) pitching and batting 3rd
Denny Walling replaces Larry Andersen (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Jim Lindeman pinch hits for Curt Ford (LF) batting 8th
b6 3-7 1 123 RR STL J. Lindeman D. Meads -12% 68% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); McGee Scores; Pena Scores; Oquendo to 2B
Steve Lake pinch hits for Bill Dawley (P) batting 9th
John Morris pinch runs for Jim Lindeman (PH) batting 8th
b6 5-7 1 12- O STL S. Lake D. Meads 6% 74% Flyball: CF; Oquendo to 3B
b6 5-7 2 1-3 O STL O. Smith D. Meads 8% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Pat Perry facing 5-6-7
Pat Perry replaces Steve Lake (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jose Oquendo moves from RF to LF
John Morris moves from PR to RF
t7 7-5 0 --- O HOU K. Bass P. Perry -2% 80% Flyball: CF
t7 7-5 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz P. Perry -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 7-5 2 --- O HOU M. Bailey P. Perry -1% 78% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' Dave Meads facing 2-3-4
b7 5-7 0 --- STL T. Herr D. Meads -7% 71% Walk
b7 5-7 0 1-- O STL T. Pendleton D. Meads 6% 77% Popfly: SS
Julio Solano replaces Dave Meads pitching and batting 3rd
b7 5-7 1 1-- O STL J. Clark J. Solano 4% 81% Groundout: SS-1B; Herr to 2B
b7 5-7 2 -2- O STL W. McGee J. Solano 5% 86% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Pat Perry facing 8-9-1
t8 7-5 0 --- HOU D. Thon P. Perry 2% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t8 7-5 0 1-- O HOU D. Walling P. Perry -2% 86% Strikeout
t8 7-5 1 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher P. Perry -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B; Thon to 2B
t8 7-5 2 -2- HOU B. Doran P. Perry 0% 86% Walk
Chuck Jackson pinch hits for Julio Solano (P) batting 3rd
t8 7-5 2 12- R HOU C. Jackson P. Perry 7% 93% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF); Thon Scores; Doran to 3B
t8 8-5 2 -23 HOU G. Davis P. Perry 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t8 8-5 2 123 O HOU K. Bass P. Perry -2% 91% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' Aurelio Lopez facing 6-7-8
Aurelio Lopez replaces Billy Hatcher (CF) pitching and batting 1st
Chuck Jackson moves from PH to CF
b8 5-8 0 --- STL T. Pena A. Lopez -5% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b8 5-8 0 1-- STL J. Oquendo A. Lopez -9% 77% Walk; Pena to 2B
b8 5-8 0 12- STL J. Morris A. Lopez -13% 64% Walk; Pena to 3B; Oquendo to 2B
Dave Smith replaces Aurelio Lopez pitching and batting 1st
Rod Booker pinch hits for Pat Perry (P) batting 9th
b8 5-8 0 123 O STL R. Booker D. Smith 11% 76% Strikeout
b8 5-8 1 123 RR STL O. Smith D. Smith -31% 45% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Pena Scores; Oquendo Scores; Morris to 3B
b8 7-8 1 -23 O STL T. Herr D. Smith 21% 66% Strikeout
b8 7-8 2 -23 O STL T. Pendleton D. Smith 17% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-7, Cardinals' Tim Conroy facing 6-7-8
Tim Conroy replaces Tom Herr (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Rod Booker moves from PH to 2B
t9 8-7 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz T. Conroy -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t9 8-7 1 --- HOU M. Bailey T. Conroy 2% 84% Walk
t9 8-7 1 1-- HOU D. Thon T. Conroy 2% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Bailey to 2B
Ken Dayley replaces Tim Conroy pitching and batting 2nd
t9 8-7 1 12- O HOU D. Walling K. Dayley -3% 83% Strikeout
t9 8-7 2 12- HOU D. Smith K. Dayley 2% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bailey to 3B; Thon to 2B
Todd Worrell replaces Ken Dayley pitching and batting 2nd
t9 8-7 2 123 O HOU B. Doran T. Worrell -5% 80% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 7-8, Astros' Dave Smith facing 4-5-6
Paul Householder replaces Chuck Jackson playing CF batting 3rd
b9 7-8 0 --- O STL J. Clark D. Smith 9% 89% Strikeout
b9 7-8 1 --- O STL W. McGee D. Smith 7% 95% Popfly: 3B
b9 7-8 2 --- O STL T. Pena D. Smith 5% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 7.

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