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MIN
@BAL
2
4
OAK
@BOS
1
10
SEA
@CLE
6
1
DET
@MIL
0
7
ANA
@NYY
5
1
CHW
@TEX
1
3
KCR
@TOR
3
2
CIN
@ATL
5
15
MON
@COL
8
10
SFG
@NYM
3
2
HOU
@STL
4
2
 
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Monday, April 14, 1997, 1:35
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 22,623, Time of Game: 3:11
Astros
4
8-5
 Won 1 
1st
at Cardinals
2
3-8
 Lost 1 
4th, 4 GB
W: Billy Wagner (1-0)
S: John Hudek (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  0   2    4 11  0
Cardinals       1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0    2  6  3

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .294 .362 .451 .813 20 14 0.008 1.29 0.139 -0.132 0.1 3 3 HR
Bobby Abreu RF 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .265 .375 .382 .757 18 7 -0.020 0.99 0.056 -0.076 -0.2 3 0 CS
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .333 .418 .542 .960 21 10 0.010 1.11 0.097 -0.087 0.5 6 2
Derek Bell CF 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .208 .296 .271 .567 19 13 0.133 1.40 0.221 -0.089 0.0 1 1 2B
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 .267 .340 .333 .673 16 8 -0.154 1.88 0.027 -0.181 -1.0 4 0 HBP
Tony Eusebio C 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .263 .364 .263 .627 27 17 -0.027 1.72 0.138 -0.165 0.4 12 0
Russ Johnson 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .300 .333 .350 .683 14 11 0.117 1.64 0.188 -0.072 0.9 0 2
   Bill Spiers PH-3B 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .250 .400 .458 .858 3 2 0.352 4.62 0.352 0.000 1.8 0 0 2B
Pat Listach SS 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 .195 .255 .220 .475 18 11 -0.259 1.29 0.010 -0.269 -2.1 0 1 SB
Darryl Kile P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 11 7 -0.123 1.46 0.000 -0.123 -0.9 1 0
   Ray Montgomery PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .375 .286 .661 3 3 -0.060 2.33 0.000 -0.060 -0.2
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .417 .563 .667 1.229 1 1 -0.015 0.55 0.000 -0.015 -0.4
   John Hudek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 40 4 11 4 4 6 45 .275 .356 .400 .756 171 104 -0.038 1.55 1.228 -1.269 -1.1 30 9
2B: D Bell (3, off D Eckersley); B Spiers (2, off D Eckersley).
HR: C Biggio (1, off M Morris, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
HBP: L Gonzalez (1, by D Eckersley).
TB: C Biggio 4; D Bell 4; R Johnson 2; B Spiers 2; J Bagwell 2; T Eusebio 2.
RBI: B Spiers 2 (4); C Biggio (3); P Listach (4).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Bell-C Biggio-J Bagwell; C Biggio-J Bagwell.
Outfield Assists: D Bell (D Young at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: P Listach (3, 2nd base off M Morris/T Lampkin).
CS: B Abreu (2, 2nd base by D Eckersley/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 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .200 .234 .356 .590 22 11 -0.032 1.51 0.053 -0.084 -0.1 1 6
Willie McGee LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .235 .381 .471 .852 21 14 -0.092 1.66 0.087 -0.179 -0.4 1 0
Dmitri Young 1B 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .273 .368 .485 .853 19 12 -0.064 1.27 0.050 -0.115 -0.7 9 2
Brian Jordan CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .267 .333 .267 .600 10 8 -0.086 1.39 0.065 -0.151 -0.3 4 0
John Mabry RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .171 .237 .229 .465 7 5 -0.112 1.05 0.000 -0.112 -1.3 1 0 GDP
   Mark Petkovsek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ron Gant PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .175 .250 .375 .625 6 3 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.1
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   T.J. Mathews P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .216 .275 .351 .626 19 10 -0.037 1.29 0.056 -0.093 -0.3 1 3
Tom Lampkin C 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .286 .296 .582 12 7 -0.046 1.17 0.031 -0.077 -0.1 6 1 SH
Steve Scarsone 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .167 .375 .167 .542 20 14 -0.069 1.43 0.021 -0.091 -0.4 2 2
Matt Morris P 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 6 3 0.120 0.96 0.120 0.000 1.2 0 0
   Mark Sweeney RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 6 5 -0.094 2.48 0.000 -0.094 -0.6 4 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 4 12 38 .182 .270 .182 .452 148 92 -0.538 1.39 0.483 -1.022 -3.1 30 15
SH: T Lampkin (1, off D Kile).
TB: M Morris 2; D Young; W McGee; T Lampkin; B Jordan.
GIDP: J Mabry (3).
RBI: M Morris (1); B Jordan (1).
2-out RBI: M Morris.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Gaetti-D Young.
E: M Morris (1); D Young 2 (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
Darryl Kile 8 6 2 2 4 8 0 3.00 32 119 72 41 18 13 12 8 2 0 66 0.308 1.37 2.1
Billy Wagner, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 3 15 10 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.139 1.82 0.5
John Hudek, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.80 3 14 10 5 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.093 1.21 0.5
Team Totals 10 6 2 2 4 12 0 1.80 38 148 92 49 21 22 12 10 2 0 66 0 0 0.540 1.39 3.1

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
Matt Morris 6 8 2 1 2 4 1 1.64 27 94 59 40 8 11 12 9 3 0 52 0.112 1.22 1.0
Mark Petkovsek 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.45 8 31 18 8 1 9 2 4 2 0 0 0 0.196 1.51 1.0
Tony Fossas 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.86 3 10 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.074 1.82 0.3
Dennis Eckersley, L (0-1) 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 5.40 5 29 18 13 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 -0.367 3.09 -1.9
T.J. Mathews 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 7 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.025 0.49 0.7
Team Totals 10 11 4 3 4 6 1 2.70 45 171 104 66 13 25 18 16 6 0 52 2 0 0.040 1.55 1.1
Balks: D Kile (1).
WP: None.
HBP: D Eckersley (1; L Gonzalez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Gibbons, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Ed Rapuano.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 22,623.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 10mph out to Leftfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Royce Clayton SS
2 Bobby Abreu RF 2 Willie McGee LF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Dmitri Young 1B
4 Derek Bell CF 4 Brian Jordan CF
5 Luis Gonzalez LF 5 John Mabry RF
6 Tony Eusebio C 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 Russ Johnson 3B 7 Tom Lampkin C
8 Pat Listach SS 8 Steve Scarsone 2B
9 Darryl Kile P 9 Matt Morris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t10 2-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU B. Spiers D. Eckersley 35% 93% Double to CF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; Gonzalez Scores
t6 2-2 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO HOU P. Listach M. Morris -20% 48% Line Drive Double Play: 3B; Johnson out at 1B/3B-1B
t10 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Bell D. Eckersley 17% 67% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t5 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 14% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores
t6 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Johnson M. Morris 13% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Eusebio 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' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Abreu M. Morris 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris 6% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Abreu to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell M. Morris -6% 50% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Morris -5% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Clayton D. Kile -4% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  STL W. McGee D. Kile -9% 33% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Clayton to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Young D. Kile 6% 39% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R STL B. Jordan D. Kile -7% 32% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Clayton Scores; McGee to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO STL J. Mabry D. Kile 7% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Eusebio M. Morris 4% 44% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Johnson M. Morris -4% 40% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU P. Listach M. Morris -3% 37% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole); Listach to 1B
t2 0-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Kile M. Morris 1% 38% Listach Steals 2B
t2 0-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Kile M. Morris -3% 34% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL T. Lampkin D. Kile -2% 34% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
b2 1-0 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  O STL S. Scarsone D. Kile 2% 37% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  STL M. Morris D. Kile -1% 36% Balk; Lampkin to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL M. Morris D. Kile -9% 27% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lampkin Scores
b2 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton D. Kile 2% 29% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris -2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Abreu M. Morris -2% 24% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris 1% 26% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t3 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Bell M. Morris -2% 23% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL W. McGee D. Kile 2% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Young D. Kile 1% 26% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Jordan D. Kile 1% 27% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Morris -3% 24% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU T. Eusebio M. Morris 5% 29% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Eusebio to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw)
t4 0-2 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  HOU R. Johnson M. Morris 6% 35% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Eusebio to 3B
t4 0-2 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO HOU P. Listach M. Morris -0% 34% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B); Eusebio Scores/unER; Listach to 1B
t4 1-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Kile M. Morris -3% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Mabry D. Kile 2% 33% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b4 2-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL G. Gaetti D. Kile 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin D. Kile 1% 36% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t5 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 14% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores
t5 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Abreu M. Morris -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t5 2-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Bell M. Morris 2% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t5 2-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Morris -3% 43% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 8-9-1
b5 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Scarsone D. Kile 3% 46% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b5 2-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL M. Morris D. Kile -3% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 2-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton D. Kile 4% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL W. McGee D. Kile 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
t6 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU T. Eusebio M. Morris 5% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t6 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Johnson M. Morris 13% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Eusebio to 3B
t6 2-2 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO HOU P. Listach M. Morris -20% 48% Line Drive Double Play: 3B; Johnson out at 1B/3B-1B
t6 2-2 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Kile M. Morris -6% 42% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
b6 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. Young D. Kile -5% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 2-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO STL B. Jordan D. Kile 11% 48% Double Play: Flyball: CF; Young out at 1B/CF-2B-1B
b6 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Mabry D. Kile 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 1-2-3
Mark Petkovsek replaces John Mabry (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Mark Sweeney replaces Matt Morris (P) playing RF batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Petkovsek -4% 46% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Abreu M. Petkovsek -3% 43% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t7 2-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Petkovsek 2% 45% Walk
t7 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU D. Bell M. Petkovsek 3% 49% Single to RF (Line Drive); Bagwell to 2B
t7 2-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Petkovsek -8% 41% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 6-7-8
b7 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL G. Gaetti D. Kile -6% 36% Walk
b7 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin D. Kile 2% 38% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Gaetti to 2B
b7 2-2 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  STL S. Scarsone D. Kile -2% 35% Walk
b7 2-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Sweeney D. Kile 5% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Gaetti to 3B; Scarsone to 2B
b7 2-2 2 -23 6,(3-2)  STL R. Clayton D. Kile -2% 38% Walk
b7 2-2 2 123 3,(1-1)  O STL W. McGee D. Kile 12% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 6-7-8
t8 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Eusebio M. Petkovsek -5% 45% Flyball: CF
t8 2-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Johnson M. Petkovsek -3% 42% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU P. Listach M. Petkovsek -3% 39% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
b8 2-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL D. Young D. Kile 5% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Jordan D. Kile 3% 47% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
Ron Gant pinch hits for Mark Petkovsek (P) batting 5th
b8 2-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Gant D. Kile 3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Tony Fossas facing 9-1-2
Tony Fossas replaces Ron Gant (PH) pitching and batting 5th
Ray Montgomery pinch hits for Darryl Kile (P) batting 9th
t9 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Montgomery T. Fossas -6% 44% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Fossas -5% 40% Flyball: RF
t9 2-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Abreu T. Fossas 3% 43% Walk
Dennis Eckersley replaces Tony Fossas pitching and batting 5th
t9 2-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Eckersley 0% 43% Abreu Caught Stealing 2B, Safe on E3; Abreu stays at 1B
t9 2-2 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Eckersley -7% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 6-7-8
Billy Wagner replaces Ray Montgomery (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL G. Gaetti B. Wagner 6% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Lampkin B. Wagner 5% 46% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL S. Scarsone B. Wagner 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 10th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
t10 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Bell D. Eckersley 17% 67% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t10 2-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez D. Eckersley 3% 70% Hit By Pitch
t10 2-2 0 12- 10,(3-2)  HOU T. Eusebio D. Eckersley 0% 70% E3 on Foul Ball (1B Foul)
t10 2-2 0 12- 11,(3-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio D. Eckersley -12% 58% Flyball: RF
Bill Spiers pinch hits for Russ Johnson (3B) batting 7th
t10 2-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU B. Spiers D. Eckersley 35% 93% Double to CF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; Gonzalez Scores
T.J. Mathews replaces Dennis Eckersley pitching and batting 5th
t10 4-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU P. Listach T. Mathews -1% 92% Groundout: 1B-P; Spiers to 3B
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Billy Wagner (P) batting 9th
t10 4-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Howard T. Mathews -2% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 10th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' John Hudek facing 9-1-2
John Hudek replaces Thomas Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bill Spiers moves from PH to 3B
b10 2-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. Sweeney J. Hudek 5% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b10 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton J. Hudek 3% 98% Flyball: LF
b10 2-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL W. McGee J. Hudek 2% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

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