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Scores
Standings
SEA
@BOS
5
1
 
(10)
MIN
@KCR
11
6
ATL
@CHC
2
1
FLA
@CIN
1
2
 
(10)
MON
@COL
8
12
HOU
@STL
7
5
Saturday, April 12, 1997, 1:17
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 28,235, Time of Game: 3:15
Astros
7
7-4
 Won 1 
1st
at Cardinals
5
2-7
 Lost 1 
4th, 4 GB
W: Ramon Garcia (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          2  0  1   0  0  4   0  0  0    7  6  0
Cardinals       0  2  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    5  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Listach SS 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 .219 .289 .250 .539 25 13 -0.026 0.69 0.033 -0.059 -0.0 1 4 SB,SF
Bill Spiers 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .263 .440 .474 .914 13 5 0.052 0.52 0.062 -0.011 0.4 2 4 SB
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ray Montgomery PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 8 4 0.004 0.73 0.004 0.000 0.1
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 2 1 1 0 1 5 .300 .391 .550 .941 19 12 0.073 1.01 0.148 -0.075 0.3 12 0 HR,HBP
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .324 .390 .405 .796 15 9 -0.103 1.36 0.000 -0.103 -1.0 0 0
   Jose Lima P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Craig Biggio 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .367 .381 .748 7 4 -0.019 0.38 0.000 -0.019 -0.4 0 1
Derek Bell CF 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .154 .267 .205 .472 23 10 0.137 0.75 0.158 -0.022 1.4 2 0 2B
Thomas Howard RF-LF 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .455 .571 .727 1.299 18 9 0.066 0.89 0.081 -0.015 0.8 0 0
Tony Eusebio C 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .200 .294 .200 .494 23 12 0.034 1.61 0.087 -0.053 0.2 8 0
Russ Johnson 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .294 .313 .607 17 9 -0.073 1.20 0.025 -0.098 -1.0 0 2 CS
Ramon Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 10 9 -0.029 0.56 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 1
   Bobby Abreu PH-RF 2 1 1 3 0 1 2 .286 .355 .429 .783 8 6 0.157 1.68 0.175 -0.018 2.0 2 0 3B
Team Totals 31 7 6 7 9 7 42 .194 .381 .387 .768 186 102 0.273 0.95 0.773 -0.502 2.4 27 13
2B: D Bell (2, off T Stottlemyre).
3B: B Abreu (1, off T Stottlemyre).
HR: J Bagwell (2, off T Stottlemyre, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: P Listach (2, off J Frascatore).
HBP: J Bagwell (2, by T Stottlemyre).
TB: J Bagwell 4; B Abreu 3; D Bell 2; T Howard; B Spiers; R Johnson.
RBI: B Abreu 3 (5); D Bell (4); T Eusebio (3); J Bagwell (9); P Listach (3).
2-out RBI: T Eusebio; D Bell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Listach-B Spiers-J Bagwell 2.
Baserunning
SB: B Spiers (1, 2nd base off T Stottlemyre/T Lampkin); P Listach (2, 3rd base off E Ludwick/T Lampkin).
CS: R Johnson (1, 3rd base by E Ludwick/T Lampkin).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Royce Clayton SS 5 0 2 3 0 2 5 .237 .237 .421 .658 17 12 0.019 1.87 0.192 -0.173 1.7 0 3 2B
Mark Sweeney RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .182 .308 .182 .490 14 8 -0.188 1.55 0.000 -0.188 -1.4 1 0 SH
Dmitri Young 1B 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .280 .400 .520 .920 21 13 -0.098 1.21 0.023 -0.121 -0.6 8 0
Ron Gant LF 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .167 .231 .361 .592 25 11 0.032 1.02 0.095 -0.062 0.4 3 0
John Mabry CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .179 .258 .214 .472 9 8 -0.196 1.10 0.000 -0.196 -2.0 4 0 GDP
   Eric Ludwick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Difelice PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 5 3 -0.046 1.58 0.000 -0.046 -0.2
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 2 3 0 0 0 4 .200 .250 .233 .483 15 7 0.206 1.05 0.206 0.000 1.7 1 1 2B,HBP
Tom Lampkin C 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 .250 .280 .292 .572 11 7 0.062 1.35 0.162 -0.100 0.9 8 1 2B,GDP
   David Bell PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 1 -0.069 3.05 0.000 -0.069 -0.4 0 1
Steve Scarsone 2B-CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 15 10 -0.027 1.34 0.057 -0.084 -0.2 2 0
Todd Stottlemyre P 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .200 .429 .200 .629 10 4 0.015 1.47 0.027 -0.012 0.0 0 1
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie McGee PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .375 .583 .875 1.458 5 1 0.023 0.81 0.023 0.000 0.3
   T.J. Mathews P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Danny Sheaffer CF-C 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 7 3 0.041 1.51 0.041 0.000 0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 8 5 7 7 41 .250 .400 .344 .744 157 88 -0.226 1.37 0.826 -1.051 0.4 27 7
2B: G Gaetti (1, off R Garcia); T Lampkin (1, off R Garcia); R Clayton (4, off J Lima).
SH: M Sweeney (1, off R Garcia).
HBP: G Gaetti (1, by R Garcia).
TB: G Gaetti 4; R Clayton 3; T Lampkin 3; S Scarsone.
GIDP: T Lampkin (2); J Mabry (2).
RBI: R Clayton 3 (5); T Lampkin (2); T Stottlemyre (1).
2-out RBI: R Clayton 3.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 10.

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
Ramon Garcia, W (1-0) 5 4 2 2 4 2 0 1.80 22 80 45 29 7 9 10 5 3 0 49 0.089 1.32 0.5
Jose Lima 0.2 3 3 3 1 0 0 13.50 6 20 11 8 0 3 0 5 3 0 0 0 -0.174 0.86 -2.8
Tom Martin, H (2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 13 9 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.129 1.22 0.8
Billy Wagner, S (4) 2 1 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 9 44 23 7 9 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.183 1.90 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 7 7 0 5.00 41 157 88 49 18 21 13 13 8 0 49 1 0 0.227 1.37 -0.4

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
Todd Stottlemyre, L (0-1) 5.1 5 7 7 5 5 1 4.26 27 119 67 36 10 21 6 10 3 0 30 -0.347 1.17 -3.9
John Frascatore 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.69 2 8 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 -0.008 0.27 -0.1
T.J. Mathews 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00 6 31 15 6 4 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.017 0.60 0.1
Tony Fossas 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.50 2 8 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.71 -0.0
Eric Ludwick 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.38 5 20 11 7 2 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0.066 0.58 1.4
Team Totals 9 6 7 7 9 7 1 7.00 42 186 102 54 18 30 9 16 4 0 30 4 1 -0.272 0.95 -2.4
T Mathews faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: R Garcia (1).
HBP: R Garcia (1; G Gaetti); T Stottlemyre (2; J Bagwell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Brian Gibbons, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 28,235.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 43° F, Wind 16mph out to Leftfield, Overcast, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Pat Listach SS 1 Royce Clayton SS
2 Bill Spiers 2B 2 Mark Sweeney RF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Dmitri Young 1B
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Ron Gant LF
5 Derek Bell CF 5 John Mabry CF
6 Thomas Howard RF 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 Tony Eusebio C 7 Tom Lampkin C
8 Russ Johnson 3B 8 Steve Scarsone 2B
9 Ramon Garcia P 9 Todd Stottlemyre P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-2 1 123 5,(2-2)  RRR HOU B. Abreu T. Stottlemyre 17% 94% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Bell Scores; Howard Scores; Johnson Scores
b1 0-2 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO STL J. Mabry R. Garcia 15% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 2-7 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRR STL R. Clayton J. Lima -15% 77% Double to RF (Line Drive); Gaetti Scores; Lampkin Scores; McGee Scores
t3 2-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 11% 61% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre 11% 61% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Spiers Scores; Bagwell to 3B

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' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU P. Listach T. Stottlemyre -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 4% 54% Hit By Pitch; Spiers to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -4% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre 11% 61% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Spiers Scores; Bagwell to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 8,(3-2)  HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 1% 62% Walk
t1 1-0 2 123 5,(3-1)  R HOU T. Eusebio T. Stottlemyre 9% 70% Walk; Bagwell Scores; Bell to 3B; Howard to 2B
t1 2-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Johnson T. Stottlemyre -5% 65% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Clayton R. Garcia -4% 61% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. Sweeney R. Garcia 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Clayton to 2B
b1 0-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL D. Young R. Garcia -2% 61% Walk
b1 0-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Gant R. Garcia -6% 55% Walk; Clayton to 3B; Young to 2B
b1 0-2 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO STL J. Mabry R. Garcia 15% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 9-1-2
t2 2-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU R. Garcia T. Stottlemyre -2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU P. Listach T. Stottlemyre -1% 67% Flyball: CF
t2 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre -1% 66% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL G. Gaetti R. Garcia -6% 60% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b2 0-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R STL T. Lampkin R. Garcia -10% 49% Double to RF (Line Drive); Gaetti Scores
b2 1-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Scarsone R. Garcia -3% 46% Wild Pitch; Lampkin to 3B
b2 1-2 0 --3 7,(3-2)  STL S. Scarsone R. Garcia -4% 42% Walk
b2 1-2 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  RO STL T. Stottlemyre R. Garcia 1% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Lampkin Scores; Scarsone to 2B
b2 2-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Clayton R. Garcia 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Scarsone to 3B
b2 2-2 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Sweeney R. Garcia 4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 3-4-5
t3 2-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 11% 61% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t3 3-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -2% 59% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre -2% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 3-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre -1% 56% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 3-4-5
b3 2-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL D. Young R. Garcia 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL R. Gant R. Garcia 2% 61% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
b3 2-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Mabry R. Garcia 1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 7-8-9
t4 3-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio T. Stottlemyre -2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Johnson T. Stottlemyre -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t4 3-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU R. Garcia T. Stottlemyre -1% 57% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 6-7-8
b4 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL G. Gaetti R. Garcia -5% 52% Hit By Pitch
b4 2-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO STL T. Lampkin R. Garcia 10% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b4 2-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL S. Scarsone R. Garcia -2% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b4 2-3 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL T. Stottlemyre R. Garcia -3% 58% Walk; Scarsone to 2B
b4 2-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Clayton R. Garcia 6% 64% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
t5 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU P. Listach T. Stottlemyre -2% 62% Flyball: CF
t5 3-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre 3% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 3-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre -3% 61% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre 1% 62% Spiers Steals 2B
t5 3-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -4% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 2-3-4
b5 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Sweeney R. Garcia 3% 62% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b5 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Young R. Garcia 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 2-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant R. Garcia 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre 4% 70% Walk
t6 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 6% 75% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Bell to 2B
t6 3-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio T. Stottlemyre 0% 76% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Bell to 3B; Howard to 2B
t6 3-2 1 -23 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Johnson T. Stottlemyre 1% 76% Walk
Bobby Abreu pinch hits for Ramon Garcia (P) batting 9th
t6 3-2 1 123 5,(2-2)  RRR HOU B. Abreu T. Stottlemyre 17% 94% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Bell Scores; Howard Scores; Johnson Scores
John Frascatore replaces Todd Stottlemyre pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  RO HOU P. Listach J. Frascatore 1% 95% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Abreu Scores
t6 7-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Frascatore -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Jose Lima facing 5-6-7
Jose Lima replaces Luis Gonzalez (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Thomas Howard moves from RF to LF
Bobby Abreu moves from PH to RF
b6 2-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Mabry J. Lima 1% 96% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b6 2-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL G. Gaetti J. Lima -1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 2-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL T. Lampkin J. Lima -2% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gaetti to 2B
b6 2-7 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Scarsone J. Lima 3% 95% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
Willie McGee pinch hits for John Frascatore (P) batting 9th
b6 2-7 2 12- 5,(3-1)  STL W. McGee J. Lima -2% 92% Walk; Gaetti to 3B; Lampkin to 2B
b6 2-7 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRR STL R. Clayton J. Lima -15% 77% Double to RF (Line Drive); Gaetti Scores; Lampkin Scores; McGee Scores
Tom Martin replaces Bill Spiers (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Craig Biggio replaces Jose Lima (P) playing 2B batting 4th
b6 5-7 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O STL M. Sweeney T. Martin 5% 82% Lineout: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' T.J. Mathews facing 3-4-5
T.J. Mathews replaces Willie McGee (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell T. Mathews -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 7-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Mathews -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell T. Mathews 1% 80% Walk
t7 7-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Howard T. Mathews 1% 81% Walk; Bell to 2B
t7 7-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio T. Mathews -3% 78% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' Tom Martin facing 3-4-5
b7 5-7 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL D. Young T. Martin 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant T. Martin 3% 85% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b7 5-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry T. Martin 2% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' T.J. Mathews facing 8-9-1
t8 7-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU R. Johnson T. Mathews 2% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
Tony Fossas replaces T.J. Mathews pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Abreu T. Fossas -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU P. Listach T. Fossas 2% 88% Walk; Johnson to 2B
Eric Ludwick replaces John Mabry (CF) pitching and batting 5th
Danny Sheaffer replaces Tony Fossas (P) playing CF batting 9th
Ray Montgomery pinch hits for Tom Martin (P) batting 2nd
t8 7-5 1 12- 5,(3-1)  O HOU R. Montgomery E. Ludwick -3% 86% Johnson Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Listach to 2B
t8 7-5 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  HOU R. Montgomery E. Ludwick 1% 86% Walk, Listach Steals 3B
t8 7-5 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell E. Ludwick -3% 84% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 6-7-8
Billy Wagner replaces Ray Montgomery (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
b8 5-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL G. Gaetti B. Wagner -8% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
David Bell pinch hits for Tom Lampkin (C) batting 7th
b8 5-7 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL D. Bell B. Wagner 7% 83% Foul Popfly: C
b8 5-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Scarsone B. Wagner 6% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-7 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL D. Sheaffer B. Wagner -4% 84% Walk; Gaetti to 2B
b8 5-7 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Clayton B. Wagner 8% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Eric Ludwick facing 4-5-6
Danny Sheaffer moves from CF to C
David Bell moves from PH to 2B
Steve Scarsone moves from 2B to CF
t9 7-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio E. Ludwick -1% 92% Flyball: LF
t9 7-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell E. Ludwick -1% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 7-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Howard E. Ludwick -0% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 2-3-4
b9 5-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Sweeney B. Wagner 5% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Young B. Wagner 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Gant B. Wagner -3% 95% Walk
Mike Difelice pinch hits for Eric Ludwick (P) batting 5th
b9 5-7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Difelice B. Wagner 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.

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