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@LAA
6
0
OAK
@CLE
3
4
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@DET
4
5
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@MIN
6
4
TOR
@NYY
5
4
 
(14)
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@TBD
8
1
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@TEX
2
3
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@ARI
3
12
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@ATL
4
1
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@CHC
8
13
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@FLA
9
6
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@SDP
2
1
 
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@SFG
9
8
 
(11)
HOU
@STL
6
3
PHI
@WSN
6
3
Friday, September 21, 2007, 7:10PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 43,677, Time of Game: 3:38
Astros
6
68-86
 Won 3 
5th, 13 GB
at Cardinals
3
71-82
 Lost 2 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Brandon Backe (2-1)
L: Joel Pineiro (6-5)
S: Brad Lidge (16)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          3  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    6 13  1
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  1    3  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Josh Anderson CF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .439 .500 .512 1.012 16 11 -0.078 0.83 0.030 -0.108 -0.3 0 0 CS
Chris Burke 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .231 .308 .361 .670 18 12 -0.023 0.63 0.040 -0.062 -0.7 4 1 2B
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .276 .386 .498 .884 21 12 0.120 0.62 0.160 -0.040 0.9 5 0 HR
Carlos Lee LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .300 .352 .523 .874 19 11 0.023 0.42 0.047 -0.024 0.2 4 0 2B
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .325 .360 .534 .894 9 6 0.001 0.97 0.062 -0.061 -0.0 3 0
   Eric Bruntlett RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .353 .288 .641 5 1 0.000 0.10 0.002 -0.002 0.0 0 0 CS
Ty Wigginton 3B 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .281 .339 .466 .805 24 13 0.007 0.91 0.080 -0.073 -0.1 3 1
Cody Ransom SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .320 .514 .520 1.034 19 11 0.060 0.92 0.100 -0.039 0.6 4 3 2B
J.R. Towles C 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .400 .478 .700 1.178 15 9 0.071 1.06 0.117 -0.046 0.7 4 0 2B
Brandon Backe P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .375 .444 .500 .944 13 9 -0.032 0.96 0.021 -0.053 -0.5 0 3
   Dennis Sarfate P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .242 .353 .273 .626 3 2 0.014 0.38 0.014 0.000 0.5
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Randolph P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 13 6 4 6 42 .342 .405 .526 .931 162 97 0.163 0.77 0.673 -0.508 1.3 27 8
2B: C Burke (17, off J Pineiro); C Lee (41, off J Pineiro); C Ransom (2, off R Franklin); J Towles (3, off R Franklin).
HR: L Berkman (31, off J Pineiro, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: L Berkman 4; C Lee 3; C Burke 2; H Pence 2; J Anderson 2; C Ransom 2; J Towles 2; O Palmeiro; T Wigginton; B Backe.
RBI: J Towles 2 (11); L Berkman 2 (95); J Anderson (9); T Wigginton (66).
2-out RBI: T Wigginton.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Backe-C Ransom-L Berkman.
E: E Bruntlett (8).
Baserunning
CS: J Anderson (1, 2nd base by J Pineiro/Y Molina); E Bruntlett (3, 2nd base by M Maroth/Y Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David Eckstein SS 4 0 3 0 1 0 5 .304 .354 .374 .728 19 11 0.295 1.27 0.301 -0.006 1.9 0 1
Rick Ankiel CF 4 2 0 1 1 1 5 .265 .316 .522 .838 20 9 -0.213 1.63 0.005 -0.218 -1.2 1 0 SB
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .255 .320 .478 .798 18 10 -0.111 1.58 0.067 -0.179 -0.3 5 0
Scott Spiezio 1B 2 0 0 1 2 0 5 .255 .340 .363 .703 25 12 0.050 1.08 0.096 -0.046 0.3 9 0 SF
Skip Schumaker LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .320 .350 .449 .799 10 7 0.027 1.21 0.095 -0.068 0.3 0 0 2B
   Albert Pujols PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .321 .423 .560 .983 4 0 0.051 1.79 0.051 0.000 1.0
   Anthony Reyes PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Yadier Molina C 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .275 .340 .368 .708 17 13 -0.307 1.89 0.009 -0.317 -2.4 6 2
Miguel Cairo 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .304 .333 .637 13 10 -0.067 0.85 0.014 -0.080 -0.4 0 3
Joel Pineiro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .067 .176 .067 .243 9 6 -0.049 0.96 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 3
   Tyler Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Brendan Ryan PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .302 .358 .426 .784 4 0 0.076 1.91 0.076 0.000 0.4
   Ryan Franklin 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
   Randy Flores P 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .323 .401 .724 4 2 -0.027 0.97 0.000 -0.027 -0.5
   Mike Maroth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .286 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Aaron Miles 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .334 .359 .694 12 7 -0.058 1.20 0.036 -0.094 -0.5 6 2
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 7 4 42 .235 .357 .265 .622 155 87 -0.333 1.36 0.750 -1.084 -1.7 27 12
2B: S Schumaker (9, off B Backe).
SF: S Spiezio (3, off B Backe).
TB: S Schumaker 3; D Eckstein 3; A Miles; R Ludwick; M Cairo.
RBI: A Pujols (96); S Spiezio (30); R Ankiel (31).
2-out RBI: A Pujols.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. Y Molina-A Miles.
Baserunning
SB: R Ankiel (1, 2nd base off S Randolph/J Towles).

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
Brandon Backe, W (2-1) 6 6 2 2 2 2 0 4.37 25 87 52 31 6 15 8 13 3 0 52 0.177 1.33 1.1
Dennis Sarfate, H (2) 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 5 17 9 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.110 3.07 0.5
Chad Qualls 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.20 5 15 11 8 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0.030 0.53 0.5
Steve Randolph 0.2 0 1 1 3 0 0 10.66 5 28 12 5 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.029 0.28 -0.3
Brad Lidge, S (16) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.95 2 8 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0.048 2.81 -0.2
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 7 4 0 3.00 42 155 87 51 9 27 13 18 5 0 52 3 1 0.336 1.36 1.7

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
Joel Pineiro, L (6-5) 5.2 8 3 3 3 4 1 4.72 27 111 66 41 8 17 10 10 4 0 42 -0.062 0.78 -0.3
Tyler Johnson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.41 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.048 1.85 0.4
Russ Springer 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.14 3 9 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.057 0.75 0.5
Ryan Franklin 0.1 4 3 3 0 0 0 2.79 5 12 9 8 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.205 1.10 -2.7
Randy Flores 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.39 3 10 7 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 -0.006 0.39 0.2
Mike Maroth 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6.95 3 18 8 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 6 6 4 6 1 6.00 42 163 98 64 13 21 18 14 4 0 42 4 1 -0.164 0.77 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Tim Timmons, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Chuck Meriwether.
Time of Game: 3:38.
Attendance: 43,677.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 82° F, Wind 7mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Josh Anderson CF 1 David Eckstein SS
2 Chris Burke 2B 2 Rick Ankiel CF
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Ryan Ludwick RF
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Scott Spiezio 1B
5 Hunter Pence RF 5 Skip Schumaker LF
6 Ty Wigginton 3B 6 Yadier Molina C
7 Cody Ransom SS 7 Miguel Cairo 3B
8 J.R. Towles C 8 Joel Pineiro P
9 Brandon Backe P 9 Aaron Miles 2B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU L. Berkman J. Pineiro 15% 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF); Burke Scores
b7 2-3 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Ankiel D. Sarfate 14% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Eckstein D. Sarfate -14% 49% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ryan to 3B
b4 1-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  OO STL Y. Molina B. Backe 12% 74% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Schumaker out at 3B/P-SS; Molina out at 1B/SS-1B
b7 2-3 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick D. Sarfate 11% 74% Strikeout Swinging

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' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Anderson J. Pineiro -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Burke J. Pineiro 4% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU L. Berkman J. Pineiro 15% 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF); Burke Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Lee J. Pineiro 3% 70% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t1 2-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Pineiro -3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R HOU T. Wigginton J. Pineiro 8% 75% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Lee Scores; Wigginton to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 3-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Ransom J. Pineiro -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL D. Eckstein B. Backe -3% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Backe 3% 73% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b1 0-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Ludwick B. Backe -6% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Ankiel to 3B
b1 0-3 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  RO STL S. Spiezio B. Backe 0% 67% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Ankiel Scores
b1 1-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL S. Schumaker B. Backe -2% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ludwick to 2B
b1 1-3 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Backe 4% 70% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 8-9-1
t2 3-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Towles J. Pineiro -2% 68% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t2 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Backe J. Pineiro -1% 67% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t2 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Anderson J. Pineiro 1% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Burke J. Pineiro -2% 66% Anderson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 7-8-9
b2 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Cairo B. Backe 3% 68% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b2 1-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Pineiro B. Backe 2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Miles B. Backe 1% 71% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 2-3-4
t3 3-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Burke J. Pineiro -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 3-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Pineiro -1% 68% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t3 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Pineiro -1% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b3 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Eckstein B. Backe -4% 63% Walk
b3 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Backe 4% 67% Flyball: RF
b3 1-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Backe 3% 70% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b3 1-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Spiezio B. Backe 3% 73% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 5-6-7
t4 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Pineiro 3% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 3-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Pineiro -1% 74% Groundout: P-1B; Pence to 2B
t4 3-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Ransom J. Pineiro 1% 76% Walk
t4 3-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Towles J. Pineiro -3% 73% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Pence to 3B
t4 3-1 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Backe J. Pineiro -4% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
b4 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Schumaker B. Backe -7% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-3 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  OO STL Y. Molina B. Backe 12% 74% Double Play: Fielder's Choice P; Schumaker out at 3B/P-SS; Molina out at 1B/SS-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Cairo B. Backe 1% 75% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 1-2-3
t5 3-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Anderson J. Pineiro -2% 73% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t5 3-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Burke J. Pineiro -1% 72% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
t5 3-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Pineiro 1% 73% Walk
t5 3-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Lee J. Pineiro 2% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Berkman to 2B
t5 3-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Pineiro -3% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 8-9-1
b5 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Pineiro B. Backe 3% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL A. Miles B. Backe -4% 71% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
b5 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL D. Eckstein B. Backe -9% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Miles to 3B
b5 1-3 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  RO STL R. Ankiel B. Backe 0% 62% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Miles Scores
b5 2-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Backe 4% 66% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Pineiro -3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Ransom J. Pineiro -2% 61% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 3-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Towles J. Pineiro 1% 63% Walk
t6 3-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Backe J. Pineiro 2% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Towles to 2B
Tyler Johnson replaces Joel Pineiro pitching and batting 8th
t6 3-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Anderson T. Johnson -5% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL S. Spiezio B. Backe -6% 54% Walk
b6 2-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Backe 6% 60% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina B. Backe 5% 65% Lineout: LF
b6 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Cairo B. Backe 4% 69% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Russ Springer facing 2-3-4
Russ Springer replaces Tyler Johnson pitching and batting 8th
t7 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Burke R. Springer -3% 67% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t7 3-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Springer -2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee R. Springer -1% 63% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Dennis Sarfate facing 8-9-1
Dennis Sarfate replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
Brendan Ryan pinch hits for Russ Springer (P) batting 8th
b7 2-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL B. Ryan D. Sarfate -8% 56% Walk
b7 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Miles D. Sarfate 7% 63% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Eckstein D. Sarfate -14% 49% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Ryan to 3B
b7 2-3 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Ankiel D. Sarfate 14% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-3 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick D. Sarfate 11% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 5-6-7
Ryan Franklin replaces Brendan Ryan (PH) pitching and batting 8th
t8 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence R. Franklin 3% 78% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t8 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton R. Franklin -3% 74% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t8 3-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Ransom R. Franklin 9% 83% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Pence to 3B
t8 3-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RR HOU J. Towles R. Franklin 10% 93% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Pence Scores; Ransom Scores
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Dennis Sarfate (P) batting 9th
t8 5-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  HOU O. Palmeiro R. Franklin 1% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Towles to 3B
Randy Flores replaces Ryan Franklin pitching and batting 8th
t8 5-2 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Anderson R. Flores 2% 97% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Towles Scores; Palmeiro to 2B
t8 6-2 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Burke R. Flores -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B); Palmeiro to 3B
t8 6-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Flores -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 4-5-6
Chad Qualls replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Eric Bruntlett replaces Hunter Pence playing RF batting 5th
b8 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Spiezio C. Qualls 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b8 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker C. Qualls 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 2-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL Y. Molina C. Qualls -1% 97% Reached on E9 (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Molina to 2B
b8 2-6 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  STL M. Cairo C. Qualls -1% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Molina to 3B
Jim Edmonds pinch hits for Randy Flores (P) batting 8th
b8 2-6 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Edmonds C. Qualls 3% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' Mike Maroth facing 4-5-6
Mike Maroth replaces Jim Edmonds (PH) pitching and batting 8th
t9 6-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee M. Maroth -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 6-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU E. Bruntlett M. Maroth 0% 98% Walk
t9 6-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO HOU T. Wigginton M. Maroth -0% 98% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Bruntlett Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Steve Randolph facing 9-1-2
Steve Randolph replaces Chad Qualls pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL A. Miles S. Randolph 1% 99% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
b9 2-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Eckstein S. Randolph 1% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b9 2-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Ankiel S. Randolph -0% 99% Walk
b9 2-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Ludwick S. Randolph -0% 99% Ankiel Steals 2B
b9 2-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Ludwick S. Randolph -1% 99% Walk
b9 2-6 2 12- 7,(3-2)  STL S. Spiezio S. Randolph -3% 95% Walk; Ankiel to 3B; Ludwick to 2B
Brad Lidge replaces Steve Randolph pitching and batting 9th
Albert Pujols pinch hits for Skip Schumaker (LF) batting 5th
b9 2-6 2 123 4,(3-0)  R STL A. Pujols B. Lidge -5% 90% Walk; Ankiel Scores; Ludwick to 3B; Spiezio to 2B
Anthony Reyes pinch runs for Albert Pujols (PH) batting 5th
b9 3-6 2 123 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Lidge 10% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 6, Cardinals 3.

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