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Standings
CLE
@BOS
8
9
CLE
@BOS
8
5
ANA
@KCR
3
8
CHW
@MIN
9
4
OAK
@SEA
5
2
NYY
@TOR
1
3
SDP
@COL
4
13
PIT
@MIL
2
12
FLA
@MON
3
10
NYM
@PHI
5
6
ARI
@SFG
7
8
HOU
@STL
7
5
Thursday, September 21, 2000, 12:10PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 33,730, Time of Game: 3:05
Astros
7
69-84
 Won 1 
3rd, 21 GB
at Cardinals
5
90-63
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Tony McKnight (3-1)
L: Andy Benes (10-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  2  2   0  1  1   0  0  1    7 12  1
Cardinals       0  0  2   1  0  0   1  0  1    5 11  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Lugo SS 4 2 2 0 0 2 5 .279 .340 .413 .753 19 12 0.110 0.83 0.147 -0.037 1.3 2 5 2·SB,HBP
Bill Spiers 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .303 .385 .394 .779 17 7 -0.036 0.80 0.040 -0.076 -0.8 0 3 GDP
Richard Hidalgo CF-LF 3 2 2 1 2 0 5 .306 .382 .625 1.006 23 8 0.084 1.02 0.136 -0.052 1.9 4 0 HR,2·SB
Lance Berkman LF 3 1 2 2 0 0 5 .292 .384 .548 .932 20 11 0.061 0.93 0.083 -0.022 0.1 4 0 2B,2·SF
   Glen Barker PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .303 .339 .642 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Moises Alou RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .357 .418 .640 1.058 15 10 0.096 0.84 0.154 -0.058 0.8 2 0 2B
Daryle Ward 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .295 .534 .830 8 6 -0.091 0.74 0.000 -0.091 -1.5 10 0
Mitch Meluskey C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .313 .413 .510 .923 21 13 0.028 0.74 0.063 -0.035 0.3 5 0
Chris Truby 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .268 .303 .502 .805 14 8 0.077 0.89 0.103 -0.026 0.8 0 1 2B
Tony McKnight P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 12 7 -0.055 0.57 0.000 -0.055 -0.9 0 1
   Wayne Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roger Cedeno PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .379 .388 .767 4 3 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.1
   Marc Valdes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .031 .061 .031 .092 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 12 7 3 7 41 .343 .390 .514 .905 153 85 0.266 0.83 0.726 -0.460 1.9 27 10
2B: L Berkman (24, off A Benes); M Alou (28, off A Benes); C Truby (14, off A Benes).
HR: R Hidalgo (42, off G Stechschulte, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: L Berkman 2 (6, 2 off A Benes).
HBP: J Lugo (4, by A Benes).
TB: R Hidalgo 5; L Berkman 3; M Alou 3; J Lugo 2; M Meluskey 2; C Truby 2; B Spiers.
GIDP: B Spiers (8).
RBI: C Truby 2 (57); M Alou 2 (110); L Berkman 2 (62); R Hidalgo (117).
2-out RBI: M Alou; R Hidalgo.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Lugo-D Ward; B Spiers-J Lugo-D Ward.
E: R Hidalgo (7).
Baserunning
SB: J Lugo 2 (18, 2nd base off A Benes/C Hernandez 2); R Hidalgo 2 (13, 2nd base off A Benes/C Hernandez 2).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Fernando Vina 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .301 .386 .398 .784 8 8 -0.157 1.20 0.000 -0.157 -1.7 2 0
   Luis Saturria CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Edmonds PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .298 .411 .592 1.004 6 2 0.058 1.52 0.058 0.000 0.6
Placido Polanco SS 5 0 3 3 0 1 5 .322 .347 .421 .768 19 13 0.162 1.18 0.229 -0.067 2.1 2 4 2B
J.D. Drew CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .300 .401 .494 .894 22 13 -0.047 1.06 0.024 -0.071 -0.5 4 0
   Gene Stechschulte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ray Lankford PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260 .374 .526 .900 4 3 -0.038 1.32 0.000 -0.038 -0.4
Will Clark 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .315 .414 .529 .943 18 10 0.049 1.35 0.152 -0.103 1.2 5 1 2B
Fernando Tatis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .262 .390 .515 .905 25 15 -0.088 1.54 0.080 -0.168 -0.9 2 2 HBP
Thomas Howard RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .200 .246 .385 .631 11 9 -0.064 1.62 0.108 -0.172 -0.1 1 0 GDP
Eduardo Perez LF 3 1 2 1 0 0 4 .302 .351 .453 .805 8 7 -0.012 1.92 0.104 -0.116 -0.3 2 0 SF,GDP
Carlos Hernandez C 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .248 .316 .332 .648 10 6 0.022 1.21 0.053 -0.032 0.4 4 0
   Alan Benes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Craig Paquette PH-2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .299 .440 .739 3 2 0.011 1.37 0.042 -0.031 -0.0 1 2
Andy Benes P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .087 .160 .152 .312 1 1 -0.013 1.88 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 1 0
   Eli Marrero PH-C 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .232 .297 .434 .732 5 2 0.014 1.02 0.047 -0.033 0.2 3 0 2B
   Mark McGwire PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .482 .757 1.239 5 4 -0.132 4.26 0.000 -0.132 -0.6
   Mike Matheny C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .321 .365 .685 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 11 5 3 5 41 .306 .366 .389 .755 145 95 -0.235 1.47 0.897 -1.133 -0.1 27 9
2B: W Clark (28, off T McKnight); E Marrero (3, off T McKnight); P Polanco (12, off T McKnight).
SF: E Perez (1, off T McKnight).
HBP: F Tatis (10, by M Valdes).
TB: P Polanco 4; W Clark 3; E Perez 2; T Howard 2; E Marrero 2; C Paquette.
GIDP: T Howard (3); E Perez (2).
RBI: P Polanco 3 (35); E Perez (10); W Clark (57).
2-out RBI: P Polanco 3; W Clark.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Polanco-C Paquette-W Clark; F Tatis-W Clark.
E: C Hernandez (8).

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
Tony McKnight, W (3-1) 6.2 8 4 2 1 2 0 4.85 29 102 68 48 9 11 10 16 8 0 47 0.032 1.21 -0.4
Wayne Franklin, H (6) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 2 7 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.053 2.35 0.3
Marc Valdes, H (8) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.72 5 16 12 7 3 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.100 2.46 0.6
Octavio Dotel, S (15) 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 5.25 5 20 13 3 6 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.049 1.44 -0.4
Team Totals 9 11 5 3 3 5 0 3.00 41 145 95 59 18 18 11 21 11 0 47 1 0 0.234 1.47 0.1

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
Andy Benes, L (10-9) 5 5 5 4 3 4 0 5.08 23 94 49 26 5 18 4 11 6 0 40 -0.236 1.03 -2.2
Alan Benes 2 4 1 1 0 2 0 5.86 10 30 19 13 2 4 1 7 4 0 0 0 -0.030 0.67 0.1
Gene Stechschulte 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 5.96 8 29 17 8 6 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.35 0.1
Team Totals 9 12 7 6 3 7 1 6.00 41 153 85 47 13 25 9 21 12 0 40 0 0 -0.266 0.83 -1.9
Balks: None.
WP: M Valdes (1).
HBP: M Valdes (5; F Tatis); A Benes (1; J Lugo).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Kulpa, 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Marty Foster.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 33,730.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 2mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Julio Lugo SS 1 Fernando Vina 2B
2 Bill Spiers 2B 2 Placido Polanco SS
3 Richard Hidalgo CF 3 J.D. Drew CF
4 Lance Berkman LF 4 Will Clark 1B
5 Moises Alou RF 5 Fernando Tatis 3B
6 Daryle Ward 1B 6 Thomas Howard RF
7 Mitch Meluskey C 7 Eduardo Perez LF
8 Chris Truby 3B 8 Carlos Hernandez C
9 Tony McKnight P 9 Andy Benes P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO STL T. Howard M. Valdes 16% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 4-6 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire M. Valdes 13% 92% Flyball: CF
b3 0-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR STL P. Polanco T. McKnight -12% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Perez Scores/unER; Hernandez Scores/unER
b6 3-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO STL E. Perez T. McKnight 11% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t6 5-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Truby A. Benes 9% 86% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Meluskey 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' Andy Benes facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Lugo A. Benes -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers A. Benes 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO HOU R. Hidalgo A. Benes -5% 45% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Tony McKnight facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL F. Vina T. McKnight 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL P. Polanco T. McKnight 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Drew T. McKnight 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU L. Berkman A. Benes 6% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Alou A. Benes 9% 65% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Berkman Scores
t2 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Ward A. Benes -4% 61% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 1-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Meluskey A. Benes 4% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive); Alou to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO HOU C. Truby A. Benes 1% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Alou Scores
t2 2-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. McKnight A. Benes -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Tony McKnight facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL W. Clark T. McKnight 3% 67% Flyball: LF
b2 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL F. Tatis T. McKnight 2% 69% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b2 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Howard T. McKnight 1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Lugo A. Benes 3% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Spiers A. Benes 2% 75% Lugo Steals 2B
t3 2-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers A. Benes -1% 74% Groundout: 1B-P; Lugo to 3B
t3 2-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo A. Benes 1% 75% Walk
t3 2-0 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO HOU L. Berkman A. Benes 1% 76% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Lugo Scores
t3 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Alou A. Benes 1% 77% Hidalgo Steals 2B
t3 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU M. Alou A. Benes 6% 83% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Hidalgo Scores
t3 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Ward A. Benes -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Tony McKnight facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL E. Perez T. McKnight -3% 79% Single (Ground Ball)
b3 0-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL C. Hernandez T. McKnight -5% 73% Reached on E8 (Line Drive); Perez to 2B
b3 0-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Benes T. McKnight 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B; Perez to 3B; Hernandez to 2B
b3 0-4 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O STL F. Vina T. McKnight 7% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR STL P. Polanco T. McKnight -12% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Perez Scores/unER; Hernandez Scores/unER
b3 2-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Drew T. McKnight 3% 72% Lineout: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 7-8-9
t4 4-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey A. Benes -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Truby A. Benes -1% 68% Flyball: RF
t4 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. McKnight A. Benes -1% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Tony McKnight facing 4-5-6
b4 2-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  STL W. Clark T. McKnight -7% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b4 2-4 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL F. Tatis T. McKnight 5% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  STL T. Howard T. McKnight -6% 59% Single (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Clark to 3B
b4 2-4 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  RO STL E. Perez T. McKnight 0% 60% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Clark Scores
b4 3-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Hernandez T. McKnight 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 1-2-3
t5 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Lugo A. Benes 4% 67% Hit By Pitch
t5 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Spiers A. Benes -4% 63% Flyball: CF
t5 4-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU R. Hidalgo A. Benes 5% 68% Lugo Steals 2B; Lugo to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t5 4-3 1 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Hidalgo A. Benes 2% 70% Walk
t5 4-3 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  HOU L. Berkman A. Benes 2% 72% Hidalgo Steals 2B
t5 4-3 1 -23 7,(3-2)  RO HOU L. Berkman A. Benes 1% 73% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Lugo Scores/unER; Hidalgo to 3B
t5 5-3 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou A. Benes -3% 69% Lineout: SS
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Tony McKnight facing 9-1-2
Eli Marrero pinch hits for Andy Benes (P) batting 9th
b5 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL E. Marrero T. McKnight 3% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL F. Vina T. McKnight 2% 75% Flyball: LF
b5 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL P. Polanco T. McKnight -2% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 3-5 2 1-- 7,(1-2)  O STL J. Drew T. McKnight 3% 77% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 6-7-8
Alan Benes replaces Carlos Hernandez (C) pitching and batting 8th
Eli Marrero moves from PH to C
t6 5-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Ward A. Benes -2% 75% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t6 5-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU M. Meluskey A. Benes 2% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 5-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Truby A. Benes 9% 86% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Meluskey Scores
t6 6-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. McKnight A. Benes -3% 83% Fielder's Choice SS; Truby out at 3B/SS-3B; McKnight to 1B
t6 6-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lugo A. Benes -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Tony McKnight facing 4-5-6
b6 3-6 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL W. Clark T. McKnight -5% 77% Walk
b6 3-6 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL F. Tatis T. McKnight 5% 82% Flyball: RF
b6 3-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL T. Howard T. McKnight -5% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive); Clark to 2B
b6 3-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO STL E. Perez T. McKnight 11% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 2-3-4
t7 6-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Spiers A. Benes 2% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 6-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo A. Benes 2% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive); Spiers to 2B
t7 6-3 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Benes -2% 90% Popfly: 2B
t7 6-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Alou A. Benes -2% 88% Flyball: CF
t7 6-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Ward A. Benes -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Tony McKnight facing 8-9-1
Craig Paquette pinch hits for Alan Benes (P) batting 8th
b7 3-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Paquette T. McKnight 3% 89% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 3-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  STL E. Marrero T. McKnight -5% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b7 3-6 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL F. Vina T. McKnight 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-6 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R STL P. Polanco T. McKnight -9% 80% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Marrero Scores
Wayne Franklin replaces Tony McKnight pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Drew W. Franklin -2% 77% Walk
b7 4-6 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL W. Clark W. Franklin 8% 85% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cardinals' Gene Stechschulte facing 7-8-9
Gene Stechschulte replaces J.D. Drew (CF) pitching and batting 3rd
Craig Paquette moves from PH to 2B
Luis Saturria replaces Fernando Vina (2B) playing CF batting 1st
t8 6-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey G. Stechschulte -2% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 6-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Truby G. Stechschulte -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
Roger Cedeno pinch hits for Wayne Franklin (P) batting 9th
t8 6-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Cedeno G. Stechschulte -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-6, Astros' Marc Valdes facing 5-6-7
Marc Valdes replaces Roger Cedeno (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  STL F. Tatis M. Valdes -8% 74% Hit By Pitch
b8 4-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO STL T. Howard M. Valdes 16% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b8 4-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL E. Perez M. Valdes -3% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 4-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Paquette M. Valdes -4% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive); Perez to 2B
Mark McGwire pinch hits for Eli Marrero (C) batting 9th
b8 4-6 2 12- 3,(0-2)  STL M. McGwire M. Valdes -4% 78% Wild Pitch; Perez to 3B; Paquette to 2B
b8 4-6 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire M. Valdes 13% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cardinals' Gene Stechschulte facing 1-2-3
Mike Matheny replaces Mark McGwire (PH) playing C batting 9th
t9 6-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Lugo G. Stechschulte 1% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 6-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU B. Spiers G. Stechschulte -3% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 6-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R HOU R. Hidalgo G. Stechschulte 5% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t9 7-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Berkman G. Stechschulte 0% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Glen Barker pinch runs for Lance Berkman (LF) batting 4th
t9 7-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou G. Stechschulte -0% 95% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-7, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 1-2-3
Octavio Dotel replaces Marc Valdes pitching and batting 9th
Richard Hidalgo moves from CF to LF
Glen Barker moves from PR to CF
Jim Edmonds pinch hits for Luis Saturria (CF) batting 1st
b9 4-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Edmonds O. Dotel -5% 90% Walk
b9 4-7 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL P. Polanco O. Dotel -1% 89% Defensive Indifference; Edmonds to 2B
b9 4-7 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O STL P. Polanco O. Dotel 5% 94% Strikeout Looking
Ray Lankford pinch hits for Gene Stechschulte (P) batting 3rd
b9 4-7 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford O. Dotel 4% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-7 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL W. Clark O. Dotel -3% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive); Edmonds Scores
b9 5-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL F. Tatis O. Dotel 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 5.

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