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OAK
@BOS
5
2
SEA
@CLE
6
3
CHW
@DET
6
8
KCR
@MIN
5
1
ANA
@NYY
4
5
BAL
@TEX
3
2
 
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@TOR
0
8
ATL
@CHC
1
3
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@CIN
8
1
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@LAD
2
1
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@SDP
1
9
PHI
@SFG
4
16
HOU
@STL
7
2
Wednesday, July 23, 1997, 7:06
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 33,376, Time of Game: 2:52
Astros
7
53-48
 Won 5 
1st
at Cardinals
2
48-52
 Lost 2 
3rd, 4½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          3  0  0   2  0  1   0  1  0    7 11  0
Cardinals       0  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  5  0

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 3 4 2 1 2 0 5 .309 .404 .489 .892 18 7 0.121 0.62 0.135 -0.014 1.8 1 4
Thomas Howard CF 4 1 3 3 1 0 5 .265 .337 .394 .731 13 5 0.235 0.66 0.245 -0.010 4.2 3 0 HR,3B
   Chuck Carr CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .244 .254 .498 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 2 1 1 1 2 0 5 .308 .436 .607 1.043 26 13 0.061 0.56 0.075 -0.013 1.3 9 1 SB,HBP
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .288 .371 .412 .784 21 12 0.033 0.72 0.070 -0.038 -0.3 3 0
Derek Bell RF 3 0 2 1 2 0 5 .258 .334 .394 .728 23 10 0.027 0.71 0.069 -0.042 0.8 3 0 CS
Sean Berry 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .228 .283 .374 .658 22 16 -0.091 0.72 0.000 -0.091 -3.3 2 0 GDP
   Ricky Gutierrez 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .321 .322 .643 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .274 .320 .381 .701 17 11 0.044 0.35 0.064 -0.020 0.3 2 0 2B,SB
Tim Bogar SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .206 .261 .348 .609 15 10 -0.035 0.38 0.000 -0.035 -1.0 2 4
Chris Holt P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .050 .073 .050 .123 12 10 -0.068 0.62 0.000 -0.068 -1.0 0 2
   Mike Magnante P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 4 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.1 0 1
   J.R. Phillips PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Jose Lima P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 36 7 11 7 8 9 45 .306 .444 .472 .917 172 99 0.324 0.56 0.658 -0.334 2.4 27 12
2B: B Ausmus (18, off T Stottlemyre).
3B: T Howard (1, off R Beltran).
HR: T Howard (3, off T Stottlemyre, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
HBP: J Bagwell (10, by T Stottlemyre).
TB: T Howard 8; B Ausmus 3; D Bell 2; C Biggio 2; L Gonzalez; J Bagwell.
GIDP: S Berry (7).
RBI: T Howard 3 (19); D Bell (35); C Biggio (49); J Bagwell (89); L Gonzalez (48).
2-out RBI: L Gonzalez; C Biggio.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Baserunning
SB: J Bagwell (18, 2nd base off T Stottlemyre/T Lampkin); B Ausmus (10, 2nd base off J Frascatore/T Lampkin).
CS: D Bell (5, 2nd base by T Stottlemyre/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
Delino DeShields 2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .294 .357 .449 .806 22 12 0.073 0.89 0.112 -0.039 0.8 3 3
Dmitri Young 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .328 .377 .705 15 11 -0.042 0.94 0.024 -0.066 -0.4 8 1
Ron Gant LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .231 .318 .420 .739 12 9 0.034 0.82 0.066 -0.032 0.3 2 0
Ray Lankford CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .325 .415 .654 1.070 16 6 0.054 1.17 0.083 -0.029 0.3 1 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .273 .331 .457 .788 17 10 -0.146 1.84 0.000 -0.146 -1.3 1 1 SF
John Mabry RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .284 .356 .379 .735 6 6 -0.091 0.84 0.000 -0.091 -1.0 2 0
Royce Clayton SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .243 .293 .367 .659 9 6 -0.047 0.46 0.000 -0.047 -0.7 0 3
Tom Lampkin C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .244 .337 .386 .723 15 9 0.035 0.44 0.049 -0.014 0.2 10 1
Todd Stottlemyre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .396 .400 .796 3 2 -0.022 1.59 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Scott Livingstone PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .149 .176 .170 .347 2 1 -0.018 0.62 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rigo Beltran P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Gallego PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .163 .178 .209 .387 6 5 -0.007 0.26 0.000 -0.007 -0.1
   Eric Ludwick P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Petkovsek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Danny Sheaffer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .326 .310 .637 1 1 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 4 2 36 .167 .257 .167 .424 124 78 -0.178 0.89 0.334 -0.512 -2.6 27 10
SF: G Gaetti (2, off M Magnante).
SH: T Stottlemyre (4, off C Holt).
TB: R Gant 2; D DeShields; D Young; T Lampkin.
RBI: G Gaetti (46); D DeShields (32).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Lampkin-D DeShields; R Clayton-D DeShields-D Young.

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
Chris Holt 4.1 5 2 2 4 0 0 3.98 22 80 45 31 6 8 7 11 3 0 41 -0.004 1.07 -0.0
Mike Magnante, W (3-0) 3.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.35 11 36 27 13 6 8 4 5 0 0 3 1 0.173 0.75 2.1
Jose Lima 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.66 3 8 6 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 4 2 0 2.00 36 124 78 48 13 17 13 17 3 0 41 3 1 0.177 0.89 2.6

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 (9-7) 4 6 5 5 5 4 1 4.10 23 95 51 28 6 17 6 7 3 0 29 -0.302 0.84 -3.0
John Frascatore 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 2.94 5 22 14 5 2 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.38 0.1
Rigo Beltran 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.51 5 15 10 8 1 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 -0.023 0.43 -0.1
Eric Ludwick 2 2 1 1 2 3 0 9.45 9 34 20 10 6 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.002 0.19 0.0
Mark Petkovsek 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.99 3 6 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 8 9 1 7.00 45 172 99 54 15 30 13 14 6 0 29 1 1 -0.323 0.56 -2.4
J Frascatore faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Stottlemyre (9; J Bagwell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Mike Winters.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 33,376.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 89° F, Wind 9mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Delino DeShields 2B
2 Thomas Howard CF 2 Dmitri Young 1B
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Ron Gant LF
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Ray Lankford CF
5 Derek Bell RF 5 Gary Gaetti 3B
6 Sean Berry 3B 6 John Mabry RF
7 Brad Ausmus C 7 Royce Clayton SS
8 Tim Bogar SS 8 Tom Lampkin C
9 Chris Holt P 9 Todd Stottlemyre P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 15% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Biggio Scores
b3 1-3 2 123 5,(3-1)  O STL G. Gaetti C. Holt 9% 73% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
b3 0-3 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL D. DeShields C. Holt -8% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lampkin Scores
t4 3-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre 8% 80% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Ausmus Scores
t6 5-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  R HOU T. Howard R. Beltran 7% 95% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Biggio Scores

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 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre 4% 54% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 15% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Biggio Scores
t1 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 3% 71% Walk
t1 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre 2% 73% Bagwell Steals 2B
t1 2-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -1% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bagwell to 3B
t1 2-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre 4% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bagwell Scores
t1 3-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO HOU S. Berry T. Stottlemyre -3% 74% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Bell Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields C. Holt 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL D. Young C. Holt -2% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Gant C. Holt 3% 76% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Lankford C. Holt 2% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus T. Stottlemyre -1% 77% Strikeout Looking
t2 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Bogar T. Stottlemyre -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Holt T. Stottlemyre -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Chris Holt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL G. Gaetti C. Holt 2% 77% Lineout: 3B
b2 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry C. Holt 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b2 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Clayton C. Holt 1% 80% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
t3 3-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -1% 78% Lineout: 3B
t3 3-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre -1% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t3 3-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 1% 78% Walk
t3 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre 1% 79% Walk; Bagwell to 2B
t3 3-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre 2% 81% Walk; Bagwell to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
t3 3-0 2 123 8,(3-2)  O HOU S. Berry T. Stottlemyre -4% 77% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Chris Holt facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL T. Lampkin C. Holt -4% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Stottlemyre C. Holt 2% 75% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Lampkin to 2B
b3 0-3 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL D. DeShields C. Holt -8% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lampkin Scores
b3 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Young C. Holt 3% 70% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Gant C. Holt -2% 68% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Young to 2B
b3 1-3 2 12- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Lankford C. Holt -4% 64% Walk; Young to 3B; Gant to 2B
b3 1-3 2 123 5,(3-1)  O STL G. Gaetti C. Holt 9% 73% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 7-8-9
t4 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Ausmus T. Stottlemyre 5% 78% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
t4 3-1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Bogar T. Stottlemyre -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Ausmus to 3B
t4 3-1 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Holt T. Stottlemyre -5% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre 8% 80% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Ausmus Scores
t4 4-1 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU T. Howard T. Stottlemyre 1% 81% Walk; Biggio to 2B
t4 4-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 2% 83% Hit By Pitch; Biggio to 3B; Howard to 2B
t4 4-1 2 123 8,(2-2)  R HOU L. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre 6% 89% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Biggio Scores; Howard to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
t4 5-1 2 123 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre -3% 86% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Chris Holt facing 6-7-8
b4 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry C. Holt 2% 88% Flyball: CF
b4 1-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Clayton C. Holt 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 1-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  STL T. Lampkin C. Holt -1% 88% Walk
Scott Livingstone pinch hits for Todd Stottlemyre (P) batting 9th
b4 1-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Livingstone C. Holt 2% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' John Frascatore facing 6-7-8
John Frascatore replaces Scott Livingstone (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 5-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry J. Frascatore -1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 5-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Frascatore 1% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t5 5-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Bogar J. Frascatore 1% 91% Ausmus Steals 2B
t5 5-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar J. Frascatore -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-1 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O HOU C. Holt J. Frascatore -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
b5 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. DeShields C. Holt -3% 85% Walk
b5 1-5 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O STL D. Young C. Holt 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B; DeShields to 2B
b5 1-5 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  STL R. Gant C. Holt -4% 82% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); DeShields to 3B
b5 1-5 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford C. Holt -5% 78% Walk; Gant to 2B
Mike Magnante replaces Chris Holt pitching and batting 9th
b5 1-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO STL G. Gaetti M. Magnante 3% 81% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); DeShields Scores; Gant to 3B
b5 2-5 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Mabry M. Magnante 5% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' John Frascatore facing 1-2-3
t6 5-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio J. Frascatore 2% 88% Walk
Rigo Beltran replaces John Frascatore pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  R HOU T. Howard R. Beltran 7% 95% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Biggio Scores
t6 6-2 0 --3 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Beltran -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez R. Beltran -2% 91% Fielder's Choice 1B; Howard out at Hm/1B-C
t6 6-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell R. Beltran 1% 92% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Gonzalez to 2B
t6 6-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU S. Berry R. Beltran -1% 90% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 7-8-9
b6 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton M. Magnante 2% 92% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
b6 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Lampkin M. Magnante 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
Mike Gallego pinch hits for Rigo Beltran (P) batting 9th
b6 2-6 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL M. Gallego M. Magnante 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' Eric Ludwick facing 7-8-9
Eric Ludwick replaces Mike Gallego (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus E. Ludwick -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Bogar E. Ludwick -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
t7 6-2 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU M. Magnante E. Ludwick -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 1-2-3
b7 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields M. Magnante 2% 95% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b7 2-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Young M. Magnante 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 2-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant M. Magnante 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' Eric Ludwick facing 1-2-3
t8 6-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio E. Ludwick 1% 97% Walk
t8 6-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Howard E. Ludwick 1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Biggio to 3B
t8 6-2 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell E. Ludwick 1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores; Howard to 2B
t8 7-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez E. Ludwick -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t8 7-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU D. Bell E. Ludwick 0% 99% Walk; Howard to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
t8 7-2 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO HOU S. Berry E. Ludwick -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 4-5-6
Ricky Gutierrez replaces Sean Berry playing 3B batting 6th
Chuck Carr replaces Thomas Howard playing CF batting 2nd
b8 2-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Lankford M. Magnante 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b8 2-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL G. Gaetti M. Magnante 0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 2-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Mabry M. Magnante 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 7-8-9
Mark Petkovsek replaces Eric Ludwick pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Petkovsek -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 7-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Bogar M. Petkovsek -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
J.R. Phillips pinch hits for Mike Magnante (P) batting 9th
t9 7-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Phillips M. Petkovsek -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Jose Lima facing 7-8-9
Jose Lima replaces J.R. Phillips (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Clayton J. Lima 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b9 2-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Lampkin J. Lima 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Danny Sheaffer pinch hits for Mark Petkovsek (P) batting 9th
b9 2-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Sheaffer J. Lima 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

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