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Standings
BOS
@BAL
2
3
KCR
@CHW
6
4
MIN
@CLE
3
0
TOR
@DET
3
4
TEX
@OAK
4
1
ANA
@SEA
6
8
NYY
@TBD
2
0
ATL
@FLA
6
4
SDP
@LAD
3
12
CHC
@MIL
9
12
MON
@NYM
9
8
 
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HOU
@STL
5
4
Thursday, July 9, 1998, 7:11
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 34,398, Time of Game: 2:52
Astros
5
54-34
 Won 2 
1st
at Cardinals
4
40-47
 Lost 4 
4th, 13½ GB
W: Shane Reynolds (11-5)
S: Billy Wagner (21)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  0   1  1  0   2  0  0    5 10  1
Cardinals       1  0  1   0  0  0   1  1  0    4  7  4

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 0 0 0 0 2 5 .318 .391 .509 .900 18 13 -0.112 0.85 0.000 -0.112 -1.1 3 5
Bill Spiers 3B 4 2 0 0 1 1 5 .286 .395 .410 .805 19 10 0.130 0.77 0.145 -0.016 1.3 0 4
Derek Bell RF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .337 .375 .517 .892 19 12 0.020 1.18 0.095 -0.075 0.2 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 .275 .411 .550 .961 17 9 -0.070 1.52 0.131 -0.201 -0.7 10 0 2·SB,2·GDP
Moises Alou LF 5 1 2 2 0 2 5 .315 .385 .590 .975 22 13 0.167 1.64 0.272 -0.105 0.9 2 0 2B,SB
Carl Everett CF 5 1 2 2 0 3 5 .335 .407 .537 .944 21 16 0.046 1.30 0.203 -0.156 0.3 6 0 HR
Tony Eusebio C 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .277 .352 .330 .682 14 7 0.149 0.87 0.159 -0.010 1.3 4 0
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .290 .376 .347 .723 14 12 -0.063 1.08 0.021 -0.083 -0.7 2 3
Shane Reynolds P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .122 .122 .163 .286 8 7 -0.104 1.34 0.000 -0.104 -1.0 0 0
   Dave Clark PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .148 .250 .185 .435 4 3 -0.009 0.39 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Doug Henry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Billy Wagner 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 39 5 10 5 3 14 42 .256 .310 .359 .668 156 102 0.154 1.18 1.026 -0.871 0.4 27 12
2B: M Alou (19, off T Stottlemyre).
HR: C Everett (9, off T Stottlemyre, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: C Everett 5; M Alou 3; T Eusebio 3; D Bell 2; R Gutierrez.
GIDP: J Bagwell 2 (8).
RBI: M Alou 2 (75); C Everett 2 (47); T Eusebio (21).
2-out RBI: M Alou 2; C Everett; T Eusebio.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Spiers-C Biggio-J Bagwell 2; C Biggio-R Gutierrez-J Bagwell.
E: T Eusebio (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Bagwell 2 (13, 2nd base off T Stottlemyre/T Pagnozzi, 3rd base off T Stottlemyre/T Pagnozzi); M Alou (6, 2nd base off T Stottlemyre/T Pagnozzi).

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 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .322 .321 .644 13 8 -0.008 1.29 0.093 -0.102 0.1 1 5 2B
Ray Lankford CF 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .264 .388 .464 .852 15 7 0.239 1.54 0.256 -0.016 1.8 1 0 HR,SB
Mark McGwire 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .310 .484 .764 1.247 26 15 -0.034 1.53 0.073 -0.107 -0.1 7 0
Brian Jordan RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .336 .380 .570 .951 13 10 -0.209 1.74 0.000 -0.209 -1.2 1 0 SF,GDP
John Mabry 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .259 .324 .403 .726 13 9 -0.043 1.00 0.037 -0.080 -0.1 0 0
Tom Pagnozzi C 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .234 .303 .314 .617 16 10 -0.045 1.72 0.079 -0.124 0.0 13 1
Brian Hunter LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .216 .269 .433 .702 8 7 0.051 1.54 0.138 -0.088 0.3 0 0 2B,GDP
   Rich Croushore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Eli Marrero PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .240 .283 .380 .663 5 1 0.098 2.66 0.098 0.000 0.3
Todd Stottlemyre P 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .259 .200 .459 3 2 0.011 0.99 0.039 -0.028 0.2 0 1
   Gary Gaetti PH-2B 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .264 .352 .427 .779 8 5 -0.279 3.67 0.000 -0.279 -0.8 0 0 GDP
Placido Polanco 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 6 5 -0.072 1.48 0.000 -0.072 -0.6 4 2
   Willie McGee PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .297 .321 .618 2 2 -0.055 2.13 0.000 -0.055 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 30 4 7 4 4 4 35 .233 .314 .400 .714 128 81 -0.346 1.62 0.813 -1.160 -0.6 27 10
2B: R Clayton (16, off S Reynolds); B Hunter (7, off S Reynolds).
HR: R Lankford (12, off S Reynolds, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: B Jordan (1, off D Henry).
TB: R Lankford 4; B Hunter 2; T Pagnozzi 2; R Clayton 2; T Stottlemyre; M McGwire.
GIDP: B Hunter (4); G Gaetti (8); B Jordan (11).
RBI: R Lankford 2 (40); G Gaetti (33); B Jordan (57).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Polanco-R Clayton-M McGwire; R Clayton-P Polanco-M McGwire.
E: B Hunter (3); P Polanco (1); M McGwire (5); R Clayton (13).
Baserunning
SB: R Lankford (8, 2nd base off D Henry/T Eusebio).

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
Shane Reynolds, W (11-5) 7 7 3 3 2 1 1 3.38 28 97 65 39 14 12 11 14 6 0 50 0.142 1.30 0.6
Doug Henry, H (9) 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2.83 4 17 9 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 2.23 -0.5
Billy Wagner, S (21) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.27 3 14 7 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.204 3.62 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 3 4 4 1 3.00 35 128 81 46 18 17 12 15 6 0 50 0 0 0.347 1.62 0.6

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) 7 10 5 2 3 10 1 3.08 34 125 78 42 14 22 10 11 7 0 50 -0.221 1.26 -1.4
Rich Croushore 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.33 8 31 24 15 4 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.068 0.79 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 5 2 3 14 1 2.00 42 156 102 57 18 27 13 12 8 0 50 0 0 -0.153 1.18 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Mike Winters.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 34,398.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 91° F, Wind 9mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Royce Clayton SS
2 Bill Spiers 3B 2 Ray Lankford CF
3 Derek Bell RF 3 Mark McGwire 1B
4 Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 Brian Jordan RF
5 Moises Alou LF 5 John Mabry 3B
6 Carl Everett CF 6 Tom Pagnozzi C
7 Tony Eusebio C 7 Brian Hunter LF
8 Ricky Gutierrez SS 8 Todd Stottlemyre P
9 Shane Reynolds P 9 Placido Polanco 2B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO STL G. Gaetti B. Wagner 21% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t5 2-2 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  R HOU M. Alou T. Stottlemyre 14% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive); Spiers Scores/unER; Bagwell to 3B
b7 2-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL B. Hunter S. Reynolds -14% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Pagnozzi to 3B
b6 2-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds 13% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  R HOU C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 13% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

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 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds -10% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b1 1-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire S. Reynolds 1% 39% Lineout: LF (Deep LF Line)
b1 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds 1% 40% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 4% 44% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU M. Alou T. Stottlemyre 2% 46% Bagwell Steals 2B
t2 0-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Alou T. Stottlemyre -2% 44% Strikeout Swinging, Bagwell Steals 3B
t2 0-1 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Everett T. Stottlemyre -6% 38% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R HOU T. Eusebio T. Stottlemyre 9% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bagwell Scores
t2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Gutierrez T. Stottlemyre 2% 49% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Eusebio to 2B
t2 1-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds T. Stottlemyre -4% 45% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds -4% 41% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi S. Reynolds 3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  OO STL B. Hunter S. Reynolds 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre 3% 50% Walk
t3 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre 4% 54% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Spiers to 2B
t3 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre -10% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL T. Stottlemyre S. Reynolds -4% 41% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL P. Polanco S. Reynolds 4% 44% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds -9% 35% Double to LF (Line Drive); Stottlemyre to 3B
b3 1-1 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds -1% 34% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Stottlemyre Scores; Clayton to 3B
b3 2-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  STL M. McGwire S. Reynolds -1% 33% Walk
b3 2-1 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds 5% 38% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou T. Stottlemyre -3% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  R HOU C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 13% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Eusebio T. Stottlemyre 3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 2-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez T. Stottlemyre -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds T. Stottlemyre -3% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL T. Pagnozzi S. Reynolds -3% 44% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 2-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Hunter S. Reynolds 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Stottlemyre S. Reynolds 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
t5 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t5 2-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre 6% 53% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Spiers to 2B
t5 2-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre -4% 48% Groundout: SS-1B; Spiers to 3B
t5 2-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre 2% 50% Walk
t5 2-2 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  R HOU M. Alou T. Stottlemyre 14% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive); Spiers Scores/unER; Bagwell to 3B
t5 3-2 2 1-3 6,(1-2)  HOU C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 1% 65% Alou Steals 2B
t5 3-2 2 -23 7,(2-2)  O HOU C. Everett T. Stottlemyre -6% 59% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL P. Polanco S. Reynolds 3% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b5 2-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Reynolds 2% 66% Lineout: SS
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 7-8-9
t6 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU T. Eusebio T. Stottlemyre 4% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 3-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez T. Stottlemyre -4% 66% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Reynolds T. Stottlemyre -3% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-2B (Short 1B Line); Eusebio stays at 1B
t6 3-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Stottlemyre -3% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL M. McGwire S. Reynolds -6% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 2-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO STL B. Jordan S. Reynolds 13% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b6 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry S. Reynolds 2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 2-3-4
t7 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Spiers T. Stottlemyre 4% 73% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Spiers to 1B
t7 3-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell T. Stottlemyre 5% 78% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Spiers to 2B
t7 3-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU J. Bagwell T. Stottlemyre -10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Spiers to 3B
t7 3-2 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Alou T. Stottlemyre 12% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Spiers Scores/unER
t7 4-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Everett T. Stottlemyre 8% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Alou Scores/unER
t7 5-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU T. Eusebio T. Stottlemyre -1% 87% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 6-7-8
b7 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Pagnozzi S. Reynolds -5% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 2-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL B. Hunter S. Reynolds -14% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Pagnozzi to 3B
Gary Gaetti pinch hits for Todd Stottlemyre (P) batting 8th
b7 2-5 0 -23 3,(1-1)  RO STL G. Gaetti S. Reynolds 7% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Pagnozzi Scores
Willie McGee pinch hits for Placido Polanco (2B) batting 9th
b7 3-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL W. McGee S. Reynolds 6% 81% Groundout: SS-1B; Hunter to 3B
b7 3-5 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Clayton S. Reynolds 6% 86% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 8-9-1
Rich Croushore replaces Brian Hunter (LF) pitching and batting 7th
Gary Gaetti moves from PH to 2B
Willie McGee moves from PH to LF
t8 5-3 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez R. Croushore -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
Dave Clark pinch hits for Shane Reynolds (P) batting 9th
t8 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Clark R. Croushore -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Croushore -1% 83% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Doug Henry facing 2-3-4
Doug Henry replaces Dave Clark (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Lankford D. Henry -8% 76% Walk
b8 3-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL M. McGwire D. Henry -7% 69% Lankford Steals 2B; Lankford to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b8 3-5 0 --3 7,(3-2)  O STL M. McGwire D. Henry 9% 78% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-5 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO STL B. Jordan D. Henry 2% 80% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Lankford Scores/unER
b8 4-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Mabry D. Henry 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 2-3-4
t9 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Spiers R. Croushore 2% 86% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B)
t9 5-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell R. Croushore -2% 84% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Croushore 2% 86% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Spiers to 2B
t9 5-4 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Alou R. Croushore -3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Everett R. Croushore -3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 6-7-8
Billy Wagner replaces Doug Henry pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Pagnozzi B. Wagner 9% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Eli Marrero pinch hits for Rich Croushore (P) batting 7th
b9 4-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL E. Marrero B. Wagner -10% 79% Walk
b9 4-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO STL G. Gaetti B. Wagner 21% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

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