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OAK
@ANA
5
1
NYY
@BOS
2
3
BAL
@CHW
2
5
KCR
@CLE
1
3
DET
@MIN
2
4
TOR
@TBD
14
7
SEA
@TEX
7
3
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@COL
8
3
ATL
@FLA
2
0
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@NYM
1
2
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@PHI
8
5
CHC
@PIT
7
3
LAD
@SDP
3
0
MIL
@SFG
1
5
HOU
@STL
3
7
Friday, April 12, 2002,
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 34,120, Time of Game: 2:59
Astros
3
4-6
 Lost 3 
4th, 3 GB
at Cardinals
7
7-3
 Won 4 
1st
W: Matt Morris (3-0)
L: Wade Miller (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   1  0  0   1  0  0    3  9  1
Cardinals       0  0  3   0  1  2   1  0  X    7 11  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 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 .275 .341 .450 .791 20 12 0.101 0.78 0.141 -0.039 1.1 2 1
Brad Ausmus C 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .286 .344 .571 .915 27 13 0.070 0.79 0.113 -0.043 0.8 8 1 3B,GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .324 .465 .382 .847 12 7 0.085 1.32 0.137 -0.053 0.9 7 1 2B
Lance Berkman CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .404 .650 1.054 16 10 -0.047 1.89 0.081 -0.128 -0.7 1 0
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .340 .429 .769 14 8 -0.100 1.80 0.117 -0.217 -0.9 2 0 GDP
Daryle Ward LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .324 .342 .568 .910 11 8 -0.128 1.23 0.000 -0.128 -1.2 1 0
Morgan Ensberg 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .231 .375 .231 .606 16 9 -0.038 0.80 0.026 -0.064 -0.4 1 1
Adam Everett SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .217 .357 .217 .575 14 9 -0.013 0.72 0.030 -0.043 -0.2 1 3
Wade Miller P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .429 .429 .571 1.000 9 7 -0.070 1.02 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 1 2 SH
   Nelson Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ricky Stone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Julio Lugo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .500 .875 1 1 -0.009 0.33 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 4 5 38 .273 .351 .364 .715 140 84 -0.149 1.11 0.645 -0.794 -1.4 24 10
2B: J Bagwell (2, off D Veres).
3B: B Ausmus (1, off D Veres).
SH: W Miller (1, off M Morris).
TB: C Biggio 3; J Bagwell 3; B Ausmus 3; L Berkman; A Everett; R Hidalgo.
GIDP: R Hidalgo (2); B Ausmus (3).
RBI: R Hidalgo (10); C Biggio (5); J Bagwell (4).
2-out RBI: C Biggio; R Hidalgo.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Everett-C Biggio-J Bagwell; W Miller-M Ensberg.
E: M Ensberg (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 3 2 2 2 1 0 5 .238 .283 .286 .568 13 7 0.190 0.91 0.214 -0.023 0.7 3 2 2·SB,CS,HBP,GDP
Placido Polanco SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .302 .333 .326 .659 19 10 -0.095 0.68 0.006 -0.101 -1.0 3 5 SB,CS
J.D. Drew RF 3 1 1 2 2 1 5 .333 .413 .538 .952 18 7 0.180 0.84 0.215 -0.035 1.4 1 0 HR,IW
Albert Pujols 3B 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .300 .396 .475 .871 20 13 0.072 0.77 0.126 -0.055 0.5 0 1
Jim Edmonds CF 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .394 .556 .788 1.343 18 10 0.114 0.61 0.137 -0.023 1.9 2 0 2·HR,IW
Tino Martinez 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .156 .263 .156 .419 15 9 -0.066 0.65 0.030 -0.096 -1.0 10 0
Mike Difelice C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .316 .381 .684 1.065 13 9 0.036 0.84 0.056 -0.021 0.5 4 0
   Edgar Renteria PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .367 .424 .500 .924 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mike Matheny C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .318 .524 .842 2 2 0.011 0.16 0.011 0.000 1.1 1 0 2B
Eli Marrero LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .545 .565 .909 1.474 10 7 -0.038 0.90 0.028 -0.066 -0.6 3 0
Matt Morris P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.055 1.07 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 0 1
   Miguel Cairo PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 1 0.002 0.90 0.002 0.000 -0.1 SH
   Dave Veres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kerry Robinson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .182 .250 .364 .614 4 0 0.000 0.04 0.000 0.000 0.2 IW
   Steve Kline P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 31 7 11 7 7 7 40 .355 .487 .677 1.165 139 79 0.351 0.74 0.825 -0.475 3.1 27 10
2B: M Matheny (2, off C Hernandez).
HR: J Drew (2, off W Miller, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF); J Edmonds 2 (4, 1 off C Hernandez, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF, 1 off W Miller, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SH: M Cairo (3, off N Cruz).
IBB: J Drew (2, by W Miller); J Edmonds (4, by W Miller); K Robinson (1, by R Stone).
HBP: F Vina (1, by W Miller).
TB: J Edmonds 8; J Drew 4; M Matheny 2; F Vina 2; M Difelice; E Marrero; A Pujols; T Martinez; P Polanco.
GIDP: F Vina (1).
RBI: J Drew 2 (7); F Vina 2 (6); J Edmonds 2 (7); A Pujols (10).
2-out RBI: J Edmonds.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Polanco-T Martinez; P Polanco-F Vina-T Martinez.
Baserunning
SB: F Vina 2 (4, 2nd base off W Miller/B Ausmus 2); P Polanco (1, 2nd base off N Cruz/B Ausmus).
CS: F Vina (1, 2nd base by N Cruz/B Ausmus); P Polanco (1, 2nd base by B Wagner POCS).

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, L (0-2) 5 7 6 6 3 4 2 9.00 26 90 53 34 6 13 8 10 3 0 30 -0.284 1.06 -2.6
Nelson Cruz 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 9.00 5 15 6 5 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 -0.048 0.39 -0.5
Carlos Hernandez 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 9.00 3 11 7 5 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.043 0.15 -2.5
Ricky Stone 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.08 3 10 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.021 0.17 2.0
Billy Wagner 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.40 3 13 8 2 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 7 7 7 7 3 7.88 40 139 79 49 9 21 11 14 5 0 30 4 2 -0.351 0.74 -3.1
W Miller faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
C Hernandez faced 3 batters in the 7th 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
Matt Morris, W (3-0) 6 6 2 2 4 4 0 1.42 27 105 61 34 5 22 8 11 4 0 52 0.114 1.36 0.9
Dave Veres 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.96 5 19 12 7 2 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.76 -0.5
Steve Kline 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.68 6 16 11 5 2 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.036 0.30 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 4 5 0 3.00 38 140 84 46 9 29 12 17 7 0 52 0 0 0.150 1.11 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Miller (3; F Vina).
IBB: R Stone (1; K Robinson); W Miller 2 (3; J Drew, J Edmonds).
Pickoffs: B Wagner (1; P Polanco, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Ron Kulpa.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: 34,120.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 10mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Fernando Vina 2B
2 Brad Ausmus C 2 Placido Polanco SS
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 J.D. Drew RF
4 Lance Berkman CF 4 Albert Pujols 3B
5 Richard Hidalgo RF 5 Jim Edmonds CF
6 Daryle Ward LF 6 Tino Martinez 1B
7 Morgan Ensberg 3B 7 Mike Difelice C
8 Adam Everett SS 8 Eli Marrero LF
9 Wade Miller P 9 Matt Morris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR STL J. Drew W. Miller 20% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Vina Scores
t5 2-3 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris 15% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Bagwell to 3B
b5 3-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R STL A. Pujols W. Miller 13% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Vina Scores; Drew to 3B; Pujols to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris -12% 39% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Ausmus Scores; Bagwell to 2B
b3 2-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R STL J. Edmonds W. Miller 11% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)

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 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Biggio M. Morris -4% 46% Single (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Morris -6% 41% Walk; Biggio to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris 5% 46% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 4% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris 4% 55% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wade Miller facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL F. Vina W. Miller 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Polanco W. Miller -2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B; Vina to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Drew W. Miller -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O STL A. Pujols W. Miller -3% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Ward M. Morris 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Ensberg M. Morris -3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU A. Everett M. Morris 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B; Ensberg to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU W. Miller M. Morris 3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wade Miller facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Edmonds W. Miller -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL T. Martinez W. Miller 3% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  STL M. Difelice W. Miller 4% 59% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Martinez to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL E. Marrero W. Miller -5% 54% Foul Flyball: C (Front of Home)
b2 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Morris W. Miller -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Morris -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris -4% 46% Walk; Ausmus to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 5% 51% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t3 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris -12% 39% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Ausmus Scores; Bagwell to 2B
t3 1-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Ward M. Morris 4% 43% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Wade Miller facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL F. Vina W. Miller 4% 48% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL P. Polanco W. Miller -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging, Vina Steals 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR STL J. Drew W. Miller 20% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Vina Scores
b3 2-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Pujols W. Miller -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R STL J. Edmonds W. Miller 11% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b3 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Martinez W. Miller -1% 74% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 7-8-9
t4 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Morris 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU A. Everett M. Morris -3% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t4 1-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU W. Miller M. Morris 2% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Everett to 2B
t4 1-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Biggio M. Morris -10% 66% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Everett Scores
t4 2-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Morris 3% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Wade Miller facing 7-8-9
b4 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Difelice W. Miller -2% 67% Flyball: RF
b4 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL E. Marrero W. Miller -1% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b4 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Morris W. Miller -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 3-4-5
t5 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Morris -5% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 2-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Morris -8% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bagwell to 2B
t5 2-3 0 12- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU R. Hidalgo M. Morris 15% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Bagwell to 3B
t5 2-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Ward M. Morris 5% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Wade Miller facing 1-2-3
b5 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL F. Vina W. Miller 3% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL P. Polanco W. Miller 3% 77% Vina Steals 2B
b5 3-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O STL P. Polanco W. Miller -4% 73% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Drew W. Miller 1% 75% Intentional Walk
b5 3-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R STL A. Pujols W. Miller 13% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Vina Scores; Drew to 3B; Pujols to 2B
b5 4-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  STL J. Edmonds W. Miller 0% 88% Intentional Walk
b5 4-2 1 123 6,(2-2)  OO STL T. Martinez W. Miller -9% 79% Line Drive Double Play: P-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 7-8-9
t6 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Morris 3% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU A. Everett M. Morris 2% 84% Popfly: 2B
t6 2-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU W. Miller M. Morris 1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Wade Miller facing 7-8-9
b6 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL M. Difelice W. Miller 2% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b6 4-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL E. Marrero W. Miller 3% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Difelice to 2B
Nelson Cruz replaces Wade Miller pitching and batting 9th
Miguel Cairo pinch hits for Matt Morris (P) batting 9th
Edgar Renteria pinch runs for Mike Difelice (C) batting 7th
b6 4-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Cairo N. Cruz 0% 90% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Renteria to 3B; Marrero to 2B
b6 4-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR STL F. Vina N. Cruz 6% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive); Renteria Scores; Marrero Scores
b6 6-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Polanco N. Cruz -1% 95% Vina Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b6 6-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL P. Polanco N. Cruz 0% 95% Walk
b6 6-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Drew N. Cruz 0% 95% Polanco Steals 2B
b6 6-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Drew N. Cruz 0% 95% Walk
b6 6-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols N. Cruz -1% 95% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-6, Cardinals' Dave Veres facing 1-2-3
Dave Veres replaces Miguel Cairo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mike Matheny replaces Edgar Renteria (PR) playing C batting 7th
t7 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Veres 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus D. Veres -3% 93% Triple (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t7 2-6 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell D. Veres -4% 89% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Ausmus Scores
t7 3-6 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Veres 3% 92% Popfly: SS
t7 3-6 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo D. Veres 3% 95% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 5-6-7
Carlos Hernandez replaces Nelson Cruz pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R STL J. Edmonds C. Hernandez 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b7 7-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Martinez C. Hernandez 0% 98% Walk
b7 7-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL M. Matheny C. Hernandez 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Martinez to 3B
Ricky Stone replaces Carlos Hernandez pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-3 0 -23 4,(1-2)  O STL E. Marrero R. Stone -1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
Kerry Robinson pinch hits for Dave Veres (P) batting 9th
b7 7-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  STL K. Robinson R. Stone 0% 98% Intentional Walk
b7 7-3 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO STL F. Vina R. Stone -2% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Steve Kline facing 6-7-8
Steve Kline replaces Kerry Robinson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Ward S. Kline 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg S. Kline 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t8 3-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Everett S. Kline 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 2-3-4
Billy Wagner replaces Ricky Stone pitching and batting 9th
b8 7-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL P. Polanco B. Wagner 0% 99% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF)
b8 7-3 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  O STL J. Drew B. Wagner -0% 99% Polanco Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b8 7-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Drew B. Wagner -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Pujols B. Wagner -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Steve Kline facing 9-1-2
Julio Lugo pinch hits for Billy Wagner (P) batting 9th
t9 3-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lugo S. Kline 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Biggio S. Kline -1% 99% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t9 3-7 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO HOU B. Ausmus S. Kline 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 7.

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