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Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 7:11PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 41,453, Time of Game: 3:03
Astros
5
70-74
 Lost 3 
3rd, 7 GB
at Cardinals
6
77-67
 Won 2 
1st
W: Braden Looper (9-1)
L: Brad Lidge (1-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  0   2  0  2   0  0  0    5  9  1
Cardinals       0  0  2   1  1  0   0  0  2    6  7  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willy Taveras CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 .276 .672 12 10 -0.032 1.05 0.103 -0.135 -0.4 5 0 2B,GDP
Mike Lamb 3B-1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 .307 .845 17 12 0.067 0.93 0.136 -0.069 0.6 0 1 HR,2B
Lance Berkman 1B-RF 4 0 0 0 1 3 .306 1.017 24 11 -0.137 1.07 0.005 -0.142 -1.2 8 0 IW
Aubrey Huff RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .793 19 12 -0.140 1.02 0.000 -0.140 -1.4 0 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Luke Scott LF 2 2 2 0 1 0 .376 1.103 12 4 0.195 1.08 0.195 0.000 1.8 0 0 2B,HBP
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Morgan Ensberg 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .849 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Chris Burke 2B 2 2 1 2 1 1 .284 .802 16 7 0.270 1.68 0.323 -0.053 1.6 3 3 HR,SH
Eric Bruntlett SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .257 .666 22 15 -0.001 1.46 0.091 -0.092 -0.1 1 4
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .226 .587 16 9 -0.130 1.52 0.011 -0.142 -1.1 9 0
Andy Pettitte P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .559 3 2 -0.047 1.65 0.000 -0.047 -0.5 0 1
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 .235 .588 3 2 0.153 3.23 0.153 0.000 1.3
   Dave Borkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Charlton Jimerson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 1.667 4 3 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Lane LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .733 5 3 -0.018 0.70 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 4 9 .265 .888 153 90 0.167 1.23 1.017 -0.851 0.2 26 10
2B: L Scott (17, off J Weaver); W Taveras (19, off B Looper); M Lamb (20, off J Weaver).
HR: M Lamb (12, off J Weaver; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); C Burke (9, off J Weaver; 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: C Burke (4, off B Looper).
IBB: L Berkman (18, by B Looper).
HBP: L Scott (3, by T Johnson).
TB: M Lamb 6; C Burke 4; L Scott 3; W Taveras 3; E Bruntlett; O Palmeiro.
GIDP: W Taveras (6).
RBI: O Palmeiro 2 (11); C Burke 2 (38); M Lamb (41).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 16.
Fielding
E: E Bruntlett (7).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Preston Wilson RF 5 1 1 2 0 1 .262 .723 15 10 -0.035 2.06 0.211 -0.246 0.7 1 0 HR
Scott Spiezio LF-3B 4 2 1 0 0 0 .268 .839 9 6 0.042 1.70 0.095 -0.053 0.3 0 0 2B,HBP
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 1 2 2 1 .323 1.102 22 11 0.840 2.10 0.873 -0.033 1.9 7 0 2B,IW
Scott Rolen 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .895 11 8 -0.114 1.55 0.000 -0.114 -1.0 1 0
   Chris Duncan LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .301 .943 5 4 -0.053 1.83 0.000 -0.053 -0.2 1 0
Juan Encarnacion CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .287 .777 9 8 0.161 1.57 0.244 -0.083 1.4 2 0 3B
Ronnie Belliard 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .709 10 6 -0.193 1.50 0.000 -0.193 -1.5 3 1
Aaron Miles SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 .265 .675 18 8 -0.014 1.42 0.060 -0.074 0.2 2 3 IW
Yadier Molina C 3 0 1 1 0 0 .221 .610 10 6 0.077 1.75 0.129 -0.052 0.6 9 0
   John Rodriguez PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .301 .820 7 4 0.135 3.55 0.135 0.000 0.4
   Skip Schumaker PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .178 .512 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jeff Weaver P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .130 .330 7 5 -0.103 1.80 0.000 -0.103 -0.9 0 0
   Josh Hancock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Rose PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .400 6 4 -0.020 0.76 0.000 -0.020 -0.1
   Tyler Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Braden Looper P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Jose Vizcaino PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .595 1 1 -0.057 5.40 0.000 -0.057 -0.2 SH
Team Totals 33 6 7 6 4 7 .212 .740 130 81 0.666 1.85 1.747 -1.081 1.5 27 6
2B: A Pujols (29, off B Lidge); S Spiezio (13, off D Borkowski).
3B: J Encarnacion (5, off D Borkowski).
HR: P Wilson (15, off A Pettitte; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Vizcaino (2, off B Lidge).
IBB: A Pujols (26, by D Borkowski); A Miles (9, by D Borkowski).
HBP: S Spiezio (4, by B Lidge).
TB: J Encarnacion 4; P Wilson 4; A Pujols 2; S Spiezio 2; Y Molina; J Rodriguez.
RBI: P Wilson 2 (67); A Pujols 2 (120); Y Molina (45); J Encarnacion (75).
2-out RBI: A Pujols 2; P Wilson 2; Y Molina; J Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Miles-R Belliard-A Pujols.
E: T Johnson (1).

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
Andy Pettitte 2.2 1 2 2 1 2 1 4.37 11 34 22 12 4 6 6 2 0 0 49 -0.094 0.93 -0.6
Chris Sampson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 1 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.022 0.76 0.2
Dave Borkowski, BS (1) 2 4 2 2 2 1 0 4.45 12 32 18 13 0 5 4 5 3 0 0 0 -0.155 1.69 -0.9
Russ Springer, H (8) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.62 3 13 9 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.090 1.16 0.5
Chad Qualls, H (19) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.10 4 16 10 3 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.111 1.53 0.5
Dan Wheeler, H (24) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.52 3 13 8 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.147 1.89 0.5
Brad Lidge, BS (6), L (1-5) 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 0 5.21 5 18 11 6 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.788 5.15 -1.8
Team Totals 8.2 7 6 6 4 7 1 6.23 39 130 81 46 12 23 13 14 5 0 49 1 0 -0.667 1.85 -1.5

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
Jeff Weaver 5 7 5 5 3 3 2 5.95 24 104 58 32 4 22 9 9 2 0 33 -0.382 1.33 -2.3
Josh Hancock 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.75 3 13 9 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.058 0.74 0.5
Tyler Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.36 5 10 7 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.024 1.30 0.1
Braden Looper, W (9-1) 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.48 8 26 16 11 0 5 3 2 2 0 1 0 0.133 1.08 1.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 4 9 2 5.00 40 153 90 49 8 33 14 12 4 0 33 1 0 -0.167 1.23 -0.2
J Weaver faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
T Johnson faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Johnson (4; L Scott); B Lidge (6; S Spiezio).
IBB: B Looper (4; L Berkman); D Borkowski 2 (5; A Miles, A Pujols).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Laz Diaz, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 10mph from Left to Right, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Willy Taveras CF 1 Preston Wilson RF
2 Mike Lamb 3B 2 Scott Spiezio LF
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Aubrey Huff RF 4 Scott Rolen 3B
5 Luke Scott LF 5 Juan Encarnacion CF
6 Chris Burke 2B 6 Ronnie Belliard 2B
7 Eric Bruntlett SS 7 Aaron Miles SS
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Yadier Molina C
9 Andy Pettitte P 9 Jeff Weaver P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RR STL A. Pujols B. Lidge 82% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Schumaker Scores; Spiezio Scores
t6 3-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR HOU C. Burke J. Weaver -25% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball); Scott Scores
b3 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR STL P. Wilson A. Pettitte 21% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball); Miles Scores
b5 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R STL J. Encarnacion D. Borkowski 16% 71% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Spiezio Scores; Pujols to 3B; Encarnacion to 2B/Adv on throw
t4 1-2 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU O. Palmeiro J. Weaver -15% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Scott Scores; Burke Scores; Bruntlett 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' Jeff Weaver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU W. Taveras J. Weaver 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Lamb J. Weaver -10% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t1 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Weaver 1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU A. Huff J. Weaver 1% 45% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Wilson A. Pettitte -2% 43% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Spiezio A. Pettitte -2% 41% Foul Bunt Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols A. Pettitte -1% 40% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU L. Scott J. Weaver -6% 34% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t2 1-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Burke J. Weaver 4% 38% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett J. Weaver 3% 41% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Scott to 3B
t2 1-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Weaver -1% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Pettitte J. Weaver 5% 45% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL S. Rolen A. Pettitte -3% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Encarnacion A. Pettitte -2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Belliard A. Pettitte -1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU W. Taveras J. Weaver 2% 41% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Lamb J. Weaver -4% 37% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Deep LF Line)
t3 1-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Weaver 3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU A. Huff J. Weaver 3% 44% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Andy Pettitte facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL A. Miles A. Pettitte 4% 48% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL Y. Molina A. Pettitte -2% 46% Groundout: P-SS-1B; Miles to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Weaver A. Pettitte -4% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR STL P. Wilson A. Pettitte 21% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball); Miles Scores
b3 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Spiezio A. Pettitte 1% 64% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
Chris Sampson replaces Andy Pettitte pitching and batting 9th
b3 2-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols C. Sampson -2% 62% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 5-6-7
t4 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Scott J. Weaver -5% 57% Single to P (Ground Ball)
t4 1-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Burke J. Weaver -7% 50% Walk; Scott to 2B
t4 1-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  HOU E. Bruntlett J. Weaver -9% 41% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Scott to 3B; Burke to 2B
t4 1-2 0 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Weaver 8% 50% Popfly: 1B
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
t4 1-2 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU O. Palmeiro J. Weaver -15% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Scott Scores; Burke Scores; Bruntlett to 2B
t4 3-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO HOU W. Taveras J. Weaver 9% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 4-5-6
Dave Borkowski replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Rolen D. Borkowski -3% 40% Lineout: CF
b4 2-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL J. Encarnacion D. Borkowski 9% 49% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 2-3 1 --3 3,(2-0)  O STL R. Belliard D. Borkowski -8% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  STL A. Miles D. Borkowski 2% 43% Intentional Walk
b4 2-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R STL Y. Molina D. Borkowski 13% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive); Encarnacion Scores; Miles to 3B
b4 3-3 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Weaver D. Borkowski -6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 2-3-4
t5 3-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Lamb J. Weaver 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 3-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Weaver 2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU A. Huff J. Weaver 2% 57% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 1-2-3
b5 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL P. Wilson D. Borkowski -3% 54% Popfly: C (Front of Home)
b5 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL S. Spiezio D. Borkowski 5% 59% Ground-rule Double (Ground Ball)
b5 3-3 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols D. Borkowski 2% 61% Intentional Walk
b5 3-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Rolen D. Borkowski -6% 56% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R STL J. Encarnacion D. Borkowski 16% 71% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Spiezio Scores; Pujols to 3B; Encarnacion to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 4-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Belliard D. Borkowski -6% 66% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Jeff Weaver facing 5-6-7
Scott Spiezio moves from LF to 3B
Chris Duncan replaces Scott Rolen (3B) playing LF batting 4th
t6 3-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Scott J. Weaver -6% 60% Walk
t6 3-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR HOU C. Burke J. Weaver -25% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball); Scott Scores
Josh Hancock replaces Jeff Weaver pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett J. Hancock 3% 37% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Hancock 2% 39% Strikeout Looking
Charlton Jimerson pinch hits for Dave Borkowski (P) batting 9th
t6 5-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Jimerson J. Hancock 1% 40% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Russ Springer facing 7-8-9
Russ Springer replaces Charlton Jimerson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Miles R. Springer -4% 36% Popfly: SS
b6 4-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL Y. Molina R. Springer -3% 33% Flyball: CF
Mike Rose pinch hits for Josh Hancock (P) batting 9th
b6 4-5 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL M. Rose R. Springer -2% 31% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Tyler Johnson facing 1-2-3
Tyler Johnson replaces Mike Rose (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU W. Taveras T. Johnson -7% 24% Single to P/Bunt; Taveras to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw)
t7 5-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Lamb T. Johnson 1% 25% Groundout: P unassisted; Taveras to 3B
t7 5-4 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Johnson 7% 32% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-4 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Huff T. Johnson 5% 37% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 1-2-3
Chad Qualls replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL P. Wilson C. Qualls -5% 32% Flyball: CF
b7 4-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Spiezio C. Qualls -4% 29% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 4-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols C. Qualls 3% 31% Walk
b7 4-5 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan C. Qualls -5% 26% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Tyler Johnson facing 5-6-7
t8 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Scott T. Johnson -3% 23% Hit By Pitch
Braden Looper replaces Tyler Johnson pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Burke B. Looper 1% 24% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Scott to 2B
t8 5-4 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett B. Looper 4% 28% Lineout: 2B
t8 5-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Looper 4% 32% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Dan Wheeler facing 5-6-7
Dan Wheeler replaces Luke Scott (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Jason Lane replaces Chad Qualls (P) playing LF batting 9th
b8 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Encarnacion D. Wheeler -7% 25% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Belliard D. Wheeler -5% 20% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 4-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Miles D. Wheeler -3% 17% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 9-1-2
t9 5-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Lane B. Looper 2% 19% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU W. Taveras B. Looper -3% 15% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru RF Line)
t9 5-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Lamb B. Looper 3% 18% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman B. Looper -0% 18% Intentional Walk
t9 5-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU A. Huff B. Looper 3% 21% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 8-9-1
Brad Lidge replaces Aubrey Huff (RF) pitching and batting 4th
Mike Lamb moves from 3B to 1B
Morgan Ensberg replaces Dan Wheeler (P) playing 3B batting 5th
Lance Berkman moves from 1B to RF
John Rodriguez pinch hits for Yadier Molina (C) batting 8th
b9 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL J. Rodriguez B. Lidge 14% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Jose Vizcaino pinch hits for Braden Looper (P) batting 9th
Skip Schumaker pinch runs for John Rodriguez (PH) batting 8th
b9 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Vizcaino B. Lidge -6% 29% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Schumaker to 2B
b9 4-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL P. Wilson B. Lidge -14% 15% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Spiezio B. Lidge 3% 18% Hit By Pitch
b9 4-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RR STL A. Pujols B. Lidge 82% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Schumaker Scores; Spiezio Scores
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 6.

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