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Tuesday, September 19, 2000, 7:10PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 39,155, Time of Game: 3:58
Astros
8
68-83
 Won 5 
3rd, 21 GB
at Cardinals
6
89-62
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Octavio Dotel (3-5)
L: Alan Benes (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  1   0  1  0   0  1  1   3    8 13  3
Cardinals       3  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0   1    6  8  3

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Cedeno LF 5 1 4 0 0 1 .274 .761 22 16 0.060 1.40 0.159 -0.100 0.6 2 0 CS,SH
Julio Lugo SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .759 18 14 -0.322 2.07 0.000 -0.322 -2.0 4 1 GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 2 2 1 1 0 .317 1.052 15 8 0.452 1.81 0.478 -0.026 1.6 8 0 2·2B,HBP
Richard Hidalgo CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 .304 .995 15 11 0.022 2.27 0.211 -0.189 1.5 4 0 HR
Moises Alou RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 .355 1.059 16 10 0.116 1.66 0.182 -0.065 0.5 0 0
Mitch Meluskey C 3 0 2 1 1 1 .310 .922 30 20 0.358 2.26 0.398 -0.040 1.9 9 0 2B,SH
Bill Spiers 2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 .304 .781 18 9 -0.298 2.43 0.024 -0.323 -2.2 1 4 IW
Chris Truby 3B 5 1 1 3 0 1 .266 .802 14 10 0.136 2.42 0.378 -0.242 0.8 1 4 HR,GDP
Wade Miller P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .118 .265 10 7 -0.031 0.58 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 1 1
   Daryle Ward PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .843 3 3 0.068 1.72 0.068 0.000 0.4
   Glen Barker PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .642 -0.113 2.70 0.000 -0.113 -0.7 CS
   Wayne Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Slusarski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Valdes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lance Berkman PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 .292 .934 6 2 0.115 2.95 0.115 0.000 0.4
   Octavio Dotel P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .031 .092 4 3 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 0 0
   Jose Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 13 7 5 7 .342 1.011 171 113 0.560 1.94 2.013 -1.454 2.3 30 10
2B: J Bagwell 2 (35, 1 off D Veres, 1 off P Hentgen); M Meluskey (19, off J Christiansen).
HR: R Hidalgo (40, off P Hentgen; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); C Truby (11, off G Stechschulte; 10th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: R Cedeno (2, off D Veres); M Meluskey (1, off A Benes).
IBB: B Spiers (3, by A Benes).
HBP: J Bagwell (15, by M James).
TB: R Hidalgo 6; C Truby 4; R Cedeno 4; J Bagwell 4; M Meluskey 3; D Ward.
GIDP: C Truby (4); J Lugo (9).
RBI: C Truby 3 (55); R Hidalgo 2 (115); M Meluskey (67); J Bagwell (123).
2-out RBI: R Hidalgo; J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Truby-J Bagwell; W Miller-J Lugo; J Lugo-J Bagwell.
E: B Spiers (8); R Cedeno (3); C Truby (12).
Baserunning
CS: R Cedeno (10, 2nd base by P Hentgen/M Matheny); G Barker (6, 2nd base by P Hentgen/M Matheny).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Fernando Vina 2B 2 1 2 0 0 0 .302 .787 6 5 0.079 0.71 0.079 0.000 0.9 1 0 HBP
   Placido Polanco PR-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .758 13 10 -0.056 1.06 0.000 -0.056 -0.3 2 2
J.D. Drew RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 .303 .904 16 9 -0.034 0.98 0.056 -0.089 -0.4 3 1
Jim Edmonds CF 3 2 1 0 2 0 .299 .999 25 9 0.181 1.26 0.203 -0.022 1.8 4 0
Will Clark 1B 2 0 1 2 0 0 .313 .939 15 11 0.108 1.35 0.124 -0.016 1.3 1 0
   Craig Paquette 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 .244 .715 10 7 0.208 1.91 0.251 -0.043 1.6 6 1 2B
Fernando Tatis 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .921 25 16 -0.193 1.55 0.043 -0.236 -1.1 0 2
Ray Lankford LF 4 1 2 2 1 2 .255 .877 23 14 0.213 1.70 0.273 -0.059 1.0 0 0 HR
Edgar Renteria SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .768 20 11 -0.067 1.50 0.087 -0.154 -2.1 5 3 2·GDP
Mike Matheny C 5 0 1 0 0 1 .263 .687 20 12 -0.229 2.20 0.043 -0.272 -0.7 7 3 2B
Pat Hentgen P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .343 9 5 -0.081 0.57 0.000 -0.081 -1.2 1 2
   Mark McGwire PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306 1.242 1 1 -0.021 0.81 0.000 -0.021 -0.3
   Mike James P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Veres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .620 4 4 -0.049 1.91 0.000 -0.049 -0.2
   Alan Benes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Gene Stechschulte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 8 5 5 7 .211 .660 187 114 0.059 1.42 1.159 -1.098 0.3 30 15
2B: M Matheny (21, off W Miller); C Paquette (24, off O Dotel).
HR: R Lankford (24, off W Miller; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
HBP: F Vina (26, by W Miller).
TB: R Lankford 5; M Matheny 2; C Paquette 2; F Vina 2; J Edmonds; W Clark.
GIDP: E Renteria 2 (19).
RBI: W Clark 2 (56); R Lankford 2 (63); C Paquette (54).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. E Renteria-C Paquette; M Matheny-F Vina; P Polanco-E Renteria-C Paquette.
E: F Tatis (7); E Renteria 2 (24).
Outfield Assists: J Drew (J Bagwell at 2nd base).

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
Wade Miller 6 6 4 3 2 4 1 5.30 26 102 63 36 10 17 8 11 5 0 48 -0.097 0.98 -0.6
Wayne Franklin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.58 4 19 13 11 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.014 0.93 0.2
Joe Slusarski 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.67 3 10 7 6 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 -0.203 2.72 -1.0
Marc Valdes 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.80 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.057 1.16 1.0
Octavio Dotel, W (3-5) 1.2 1 1 1 3 3 0 5.22 9 49 27 12 7 8 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.013 1.82 -0.7
Jose Cabrera, S (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.63 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.186 7.07 0.8
Team Totals 10 8 6 4 5 7 1 3.60 44 187 114 68 17 29 13 18 8 0 48 6 1 -0.058 1.42 -0.3
W Franklin faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Pat Hentgen 7 10 3 3 2 5 1 4.42 29 116 83 44 11 28 7 15 7 0 48 0.184 1.30 1.0
Mike James, H (10) 0.1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 2 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.004 2.77 -0.0
Jason Christiansen, BS (3) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.21 3 11 6 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 -0.224 3.47 -1.0
Dave Veres 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.89 6 18 12 7 2 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 -0.063 3.84 0.1
Alan Benes, L (2-2) 0.1 0 2 2 2 0 0 5.93 3 11 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.079 3.02 -0.4
Gene Stechschulte 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 6.10 3 10 7 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 -0.372 1.61 -2.0
Team Totals 10 13 8 7 5 7 2 6.30 46 171 113 61 17 35 13 20 9 0 48 5 3 -0.558 1.94 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: P Hentgen (3).
HBP: M James (3; J Bagwell); W Miller (3; F Vina).
IBB: A Benes (2; B Spiers).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 3:58.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 90° F, Wind 9mph in from Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Roger Cedeno LF 1 Fernando Vina 2B
2 Julio Lugo SS 2 J.D. Drew RF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Jim Edmonds CF
4 Richard Hidalgo CF 4 Will Clark 1B
5 Moises Alou RF 5 Fernando Tatis 3B
6 Mitch Meluskey C 6 Ray Lankford LF
7 Bill Spiers 2B 7 Edgar Renteria SS
8 Chris Truby 3B 8 Mike Matheny C
9 Wade Miller P 9 Pat Hentgen P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t10 5-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR HOU C. Truby G. Stechschulte 38% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball); Alou Scores; Spiers Scores
t9 4-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell D. Veres 34% 46% Double to LF (Line Drive); Berkman Scores
t8 3-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU M. Meluskey J. Christiansen 31% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive); Bagwell Scores/unER; Alou to 3B
b10 6-8 2 123 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Matheny J. Cabrera 19% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 4-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL C. Paquette J. Slusarski -18% 15% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Edmonds to 3B; Paquette 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' Pat Hentgen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen 3% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU J. Lugo P. Hentgen -7% 46% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Cedeno Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell P. Hentgen 2% 48% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo P. Hentgen 8% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bagwell Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Alou P. Hentgen 2% 58% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Hidalgo to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 8,(3-2)  HOU M. Meluskey P. Hentgen 3% 61% Walk; Hidalgo to 3B; Alou to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers P. Hentgen -6% 54% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Wade Miller facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL F. Vina W. Miller -4% 51% Single to 2B (Bunt)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Drew W. Miller -6% 45% Walk; Vina to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- 7,(3-2)  STL J. Edmonds W. Miller -7% 38% Walk; Vina to 3B; Drew to 2B
b1 0-1 0 123 8,(1-2)  RR STL W. Clark W. Miller -12% 26% Single to CF (Line Drive); Vina Scores; Drew Scores; Edmonds to 3B
b1 2-1 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  R STL F. Tatis W. Miller -4% 21% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); Edmonds Scores/No RBI/unER; Clark to 2B
b1 3-1 0 12- 4,(0-2)  O STL R. Lankford W. Miller 4% 25% Strikeout Swinging
b1 3-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO STL E. Renteria W. Miller 6% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Clark to 3B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 8-9-1
t2 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Truby P. Hentgen -2% 29% Popfly: P
t2 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU W. Miller P. Hentgen -2% 27% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen 1% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 1-3 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O HOU J. Lugo P. Hentgen -2% 26% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Wade Miller facing 8-9-1
b2 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Matheny W. Miller -4% 22% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b2 3-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  OO STL P. Hentgen W. Miller 7% 29% Double Play: Bunt Popfly: P-SS
b2 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL F. Vina W. Miller -1% 28% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 3-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Drew W. Miller 2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 3-4-5
t3 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell P. Hentgen -3% 27% Flyball: CF
t3 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R HOU R. Hidalgo P. Hentgen 9% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 2-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Alou P. Hentgen -2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-3 2 --- 11,(3-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey P. Hentgen -1% 34% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Wade Miller facing 3-4-5
b3 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Edmonds W. Miller 2% 36% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 3-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL W. Clark W. Miller 2% 37% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 3-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL F. Tatis W. Miller 1% 38% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 7-8-9
Craig Paquette replaces Will Clark playing 1B batting 4th
t4 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers P. Hentgen -3% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Truby P. Hentgen -2% 33% Flyball: RF
t4 2-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU W. Miller P. Hentgen -1% 32% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Wade Miller facing 6-7-8
b4 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Lankford W. Miller -10% 22% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b4 4-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL E. Renteria W. Miller 2% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 4-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Matheny W. Miller 1% 25% Strikeout Looking
b4 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL P. Hentgen W. Miller 1% 26% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 1-2-3
t5 2-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen 5% 31% Single (Ground Ball)
t5 2-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lugo P. Hentgen -4% 26% Flyball: RF
t5 2-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Bagwell P. Hentgen 2% 28% Wild Pitch; Cedeno to 2B
t5 2-4 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell P. Hentgen 3% 31% Walk
t5 2-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  RO HOU R. Hidalgo P. Hentgen 3% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive); Cedeno Scores/Adv on E6 (throw); Bagwell out at 2B/RF-1B-SS; Hidalgo to 2B
t5 3-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou P. Hentgen -5% 30% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Wade Miller facing 1-2-3
b5 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL F. Vina W. Miller -3% 26% Hit By Pitch
Placido Polanco pinch runs for Fernando Vina (2B) batting 1st
b5 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Drew W. Miller 3% 30% Flyball: LF
b5 4-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL J. Edmonds W. Miller -3% 26% Single to RF (Line Drive); Polanco to 2B
b5 4-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Paquette W. Miller 4% 31% Popfly: 2B
b5 4-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis W. Miller 4% 35% Foul Flyball: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 6-7-8
Placido Polanco moves from PR to 2B
t6 3-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU M. Meluskey P. Hentgen 6% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 3-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Spiers P. Hentgen -5% 35% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU C. Truby P. Hentgen -9% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Wade Miller facing 6-7-8
b6 4-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford W. Miller 2% 29% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL E. Renteria W. Miller 2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Matheny W. Miller 1% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Pat Hentgen facing 9-1-2
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Wade Miller (P) batting 9th
t7 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU D. Ward P. Hentgen 7% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Glen Barker pinch runs for Daryle Ward (PH) batting 9th
t7 3-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen -11% 27% Barker Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 3-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU R. Cedeno P. Hentgen 5% 32% Single (Ground Ball)
t7 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU J. Lugo P. Hentgen -10% 22% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Wayne Franklin facing 9-1-2
Wayne Franklin replaces Glen Barker (PR) pitching and batting 9th
Mark McGwire pinch hits for Pat Hentgen (P) batting 9th
b7 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. McGwire W. Franklin 2% 24% Flyball: CF
b7 4-3 1 --- 11,(3-2)  O STL P. Polanco W. Franklin 2% 26% Lineout: SS
b7 4-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Drew W. Franklin 1% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Mike James facing 3-4-5
Mike James replaces Mark McGwire (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. James 9% 35% Hit By Pitch
t8 3-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. James -8% 27% Flyball: CF
Jason Christiansen replaces Mike James pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Alou J. Christiansen 8% 36% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Bagwell to 2B
t8 3-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU M. Meluskey J. Christiansen 31% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive); Bagwell Scores/unER; Alou to 3B
t8 4-4 1 -23 3,(2-0)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Christiansen -17% 50% Fielder's Choice SS; Alou out at Hm/SS-C; Meluskey to 3B; Spiers to 1B
Dave Veres replaces Jason Christiansen pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-4 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Truby D. Veres -11% 39% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Wayne Franklin facing 3-4-5
b8 4-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Edmonds W. Franklin -6% 32% Reached on E4 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
Joe Slusarski replaces Wayne Franklin pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL C. Paquette J. Slusarski -18% 15% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Edmonds to 3B; Paquette to 2B
b8 4-4 0 -23 5,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis J. Slusarski 10% 25% Fielder's Choice 3B; Edmonds out at Hm/3B-C; Paquette to 3B; Tatis to 1B
b8 4-4 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  R STL R. Lankford J. Slusarski -13% 12% Single to RF (Line Drive); Paquette Scores/unER; Tatis to 2B
Marc Valdes replaces Joe Slusarski pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-4 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO STL E. Renteria M. Valdes 6% 18% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Lankford to 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Dave Veres facing 9-1-2
Lance Berkman pinch hits for Marc Valdes (P) batting 9th
t9 4-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman D. Veres 12% 29% Walk
t9 4-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Cedeno D. Veres -6% 23% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Berkman to 2B
t9 4-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lugo D. Veres -12% 12% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 4-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell D. Veres 34% 46% Double to LF (Line Drive); Berkman Scores
t9 5-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo D. Veres -11% 35% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 5-5, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 8-9-1
Octavio Dotel replaces Lance Berkman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 5-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. Matheny O. Dotel 6% 41% Popfly: SS
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Dave Veres (P) batting 9th
b9 5-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL T. Howard O. Dotel 5% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL P. Polanco O. Dotel 4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 10th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 5-6-7
Alan Benes replaces Thomas Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t10 5-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Alou A. Benes 8% 58% Walk
t10 5-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Meluskey A. Benes -3% 55% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Alou to 2B
t10 5-5 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers A. Benes 2% 58% Intentional Walk
Gene Stechschulte replaces Alan Benes pitching and batting 9th
t10 5-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR HOU C. Truby G. Stechschulte 38% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball); Alou Scores; Spiers Scores
t10 8-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Dotel G. Stechschulte -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t10 8-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Cedeno G. Stechschulte -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 10th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 2-3-4
b10 5-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Drew O. Dotel 3% 98% Strikeout Looking
b10 5-8 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Edmonds O. Dotel -3% 95% Walk
b10 5-8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL C. Paquette O. Dotel -1% 94% Defensive Indifference; Edmonds to 2B
b10 5-8 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R STL C. Paquette O. Dotel -7% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive); Edmonds Scores
b10 6-8 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O STL F. Tatis O. Dotel 8% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b10 6-8 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford O. Dotel -5% 90% Walk
b10 6-8 2 12- 7,(3-2)  STL E. Renteria O. Dotel -9% 81% Walk; Paquette to 3B; Lankford to 2B
Jose Cabrera replaces Octavio Dotel pitching and batting 9th
b10 6-8 2 123 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Matheny J. Cabrera 19% 100% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 6.

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