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Standings
SEA
@LAA
3
2
OAK
@CLE
9
3
KCR
@DET
7
4
CHW
@MIN
8
3
TOR
@NYY
11
12
 
(10)
BOS
@TBD
8
6
BAL
@TEX
11
9
LAD
@ARI
2
6
MIL
@ATL
3
4
 
(11)
PIT
@CHC
5
9
NYM
@FLA
7
2
COL
@SDP
6
2
CIN
@SFG
0
2
HOU
@STL
4
7
PHI
@WSN
4
1
 
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Saturday, September 22, 2007, 6:18PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 46,237, Time of Game: 2:43
Astros
4
68-87
 Lost 1 
5th, 14 GB
at Cardinals
7
72-82
 Won 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
W: Brad Thompson (7-6)
L: Matt Albers (4-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  3    4  8  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  0   5  0  X    7 20  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 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .432 .500 .500 1.000 11 4 -0.020 0.94 0.046 -0.066 0.2 0 0
Chris Burke 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .234 .311 .363 .674 12 8 -0.001 1.04 0.105 -0.106 0.5 3 4 GDP
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .274 .384 .494 .878 10 6 -0.070 0.65 0.000 -0.070 -1.0 10 1
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298 .350 .519 .869 11 7 -0.102 1.00 0.000 -0.102 -1.2 2 0
Hunter Pence RF 3 1 1 3 1 1 4 .325 .361 .540 .901 20 12 -0.068 1.02 0.051 -0.120 2.2 1 0 HR,CS
Mark Loretta SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .286 .353 .373 .725 5 4 -0.016 0.60 0.017 -0.032 -0.1 3 4
   Woody Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .102 .102 .153 .254 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Moehler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Craig Biggio PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .249 .280 .380 .660 4 2 0.008 0.20 0.008 0.000 0.1
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .281 .338 .465 .803 19 13 -0.063 0.67 0.007 -0.069 -0.3 1 2
J.R. Towles C 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .391 .462 .696 1.157 8 7 0.049 0.75 0.080 -0.030 -0.3 1 3 2B,GDP
Matt Albers P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .074 .074 .074 .148 9 7 -0.070 1.15 0.000 -0.070 -0.6 1 3
   Cody Ransom SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .500 .500 1.000 6 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 2 2
Team Totals 32 4 8 4 2 3 34 .250 .294 .375 .669 115 73 -0.354 0.82 0.314 -0.666 -0.7 24 19
2B: J Towles (4, off B Thompson).
HR: H Pence (15, off T Johnson, 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: H Pence 4; C Burke 2; J Towles 2; J Anderson; C Biggio; T Wigginton; M Loretta.
GIDP: J Towles (1); C Burke (10).
RBI: H Pence 3 (63); C Burke (28).
2-out RBI: H Pence 3; C Burke.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 3. C Burke-C Ransom-L Berkman; M Loretta-L Berkman; M Albers-J Towles-L Berkman.
Baserunning
CS: H Pence (5, 2nd base by T Percival/K Stinnett).

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 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .308 .357 .382 .739 13 12 0.197 0.85 0.222 -0.026 1.5 4 3 2·2B
Rick Ankiel CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .277 .325 .546 .871 14 9 0.183 0.85 0.212 -0.029 2.1 2 0 HR
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .263 .328 .486 .813 22 12 0.091 0.76 0.148 -0.058 1.5 2 0 2B,CS
Skip Schumaker LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .322 .352 .447 .799 13 9 -0.186 0.84 0.012 -0.198 -1.5 1 0 GDP
Miguel Cairo 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .261 .306 .342 .648 9 8 -0.033 0.79 0.050 -0.083 -1.3 11 1 2B
   Jason Isringhausen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Aaron Miles 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .299 .336 .361 .697 16 12 0.082 0.88 0.098 -0.016 1.1 2 3
Kelly Stinnett C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .197 .209 .288 .497 6 5 -0.163 1.37 0.012 -0.175 -1.4 3 1 GDP
   Albert Pujols PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .322 .424 .561 .985 3 2 0.027 0.57 0.027 0.000 1.6
   Anthony Reyes PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Gary Bennett C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .261 .285 .546 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Brad Thompson P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .136 .136 .136 .273 4 4 -0.050 1.20 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 1 0 SH
   Jim Edmonds PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .325 .403 .728 1 1 0.018 0.81 0.018 0.000 0.2
   Joel Pineiro PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .176 .067 .243 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Troy Percival P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   So Taguchi PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .289 .351 .366 .717 3 2 0.004 0.10 0.004 0.000 0.7
   Brian Falkenborg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tyler Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Russell Branyan 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .317 .428 .745 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brendan Ryan 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .356 .422 .777 13 6 -0.023 1.06 0.055 -0.078 -1.3 0 6 SB,GDP
Team Totals 39 7 20 7 1 1 41 .513 .525 .692 1.217 117 82 0.147 0.88 0.858 -0.713 2.8 27 14
2B: M Cairo (9, off M Albers); D Eckstein 2 (21, 1 off M Albers, 1 off W Williams); R Ludwick (20, off M Albers).
HR: R Ankiel (10, off W Williams, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: B Thompson (7, off M Albers).
TB: R Ankiel 6; D Eckstein 5; R Ludwick 4; M Cairo 3; A Miles 2; S Schumaker 2; K Stinnett; S Taguchi; B Ryan; A Pujols; J Edmonds.
GIDP: B Ryan (3); K Stinnett (1); S Schumaker (4).
RBI: R Ankiel 2 (33); A Pujols 2 (98); R Ludwick (47); S Taguchi (25); D Eckstein (30).
2-out RBI: R Ludwick.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 8 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Ryan-A Miles-M Cairo 2.
Baserunning
SB: B Ryan (6, 2nd base off M Albers/J Towles).
CS: R Ludwick (4, 2nd base by M Albers/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
Matt Albers, L (4-10) 6 11 2 2 1 1 0 5.88 27 74 48 34 1 13 17 8 6 0 42 0.056 1.20 1.1
Woody Williams 0.1 6 5 5 0 0 1 5.27 7 19 16 13 0 3 3 4 2 0 0 0 -0.202 0.52 -4.7
Brian Moehler 1.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.29 7 25 18 16 0 2 6 1 1 0 2 1 -0.001 0.03 0.7
Team Totals 8 20 7 7 1 1 1 7.88 41 118 82 63 1 18 26 13 9 0 42 2 1 -0.147 0.88 -2.8

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
Brad Thompson, W (7-6) 6 4 1 1 0 2 0 4.96 21 64 43 29 4 10 14 6 2 0 62 0.246 0.99 2.1
Troy Percival, H (3) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.95 3 12 6 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.097 1.52 0.5
Brian Falkenborg 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.63 3 10 6 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.006 0.16 0.5
Tyler Johnson 0.2 3 3 3 1 1 1 4.06 6 18 10 7 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0.009 0.17 -2.7
Jason Isringhausen, S (30) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.20 1 11 8 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.012 0.40 0.2
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 3 1 4.00 34 115 73 55 4 14 18 12 4 0 62 1 0 0.352 0.82 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: B Moehler (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Chuck Meriwether, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 46,237.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 6mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy.

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 Skip Schumaker LF
5 Hunter Pence RF 5 Miguel Cairo 1B
6 Mark Loretta SS 6 Aaron Miles 2B
7 Ty Wigginton 3B 7 Kelly Stinnett C
8 J.R. Towles C 8 Brad Thompson P
9 Matt Albers P 9 Brendan Ryan 3B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  OO STL S. Schumaker M. Albers -15% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B; Ankiel to 3B; Ludwick to 2B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO STL K. Stinnett M. Albers -14% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL D. Eckstein M. Albers 13% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Ryan Scores
b5 1-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R STL R. Ludwick M. Albers 10% 80% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Eckstein Scores
b7 2-1 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  RR STL R. Ankiel W. Williams 10% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Eckstein 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' Brad Thompson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Anderson B. Thompson 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Burke B. Thompson 2% 54% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman B. Thompson 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Matt Albers facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Eckstein M. Albers 3% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL R. Ankiel M. Albers 9% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Eckstein to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  STL R. Ludwick M. Albers 4% 70% Walk; Ankiel to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  OO STL S. Schumaker M. Albers -15% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B; Ankiel to 3B; Ludwick to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O STL M. Cairo M. Albers -6% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee B. Thompson 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. Thompson 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Loretta B. Thompson 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Matt Albers facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL A. Miles M. Albers 4% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Stinnett M. Albers -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Thompson M. Albers -2% 53% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Stinnett to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O STL B. Ryan M. Albers -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU T. Wigginton B. Thompson 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles B. Thompson 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Albers B. Thompson 1% 56% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Matt Albers facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL D. Eckstein M. Albers -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  STL R. Ankiel M. Albers 3% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick M. Albers -3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker M. Albers -3% 50% Ludwick Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Anderson B. Thompson -4% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU C. Burke B. Thompson 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman B. Thompson 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Matt Albers facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker M. Albers -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL M. Cairo M. Albers 5% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b4 0-0 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  STL A. Miles M. Albers 6% 64% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Cairo to 3B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO STL K. Stinnett M. Albers -14% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 4-5-6
t5 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee B. Thompson 3% 53% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t5 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. Thompson 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Loretta B. Thompson -2% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t5 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton B. Thompson 3% 57% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Matt Albers facing 8-9-1
b5 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Thompson M. Albers -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL B. Ryan M. Albers 3% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL D. Eckstein M. Albers 2% 59% Ryan Steals 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL D. Eckstein M. Albers 13% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Ryan Scores
b5 1-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel M. Albers -3% 70% Groundout: 1B-P; Eckstein to 3B
b5 1-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R STL R. Ludwick M. Albers 10% 80% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Eckstein Scores
b5 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Schumaker M. Albers -2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 8-9-1
t6 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Towles B. Thompson -8% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t6 0-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Albers B. Thompson 6% 76% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t6 0-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Anderson B. Thompson 4% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Towles to 3B
t6 0-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R HOU C. Burke B. Thompson -10% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Towles Scores
t6 1-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman B. Thompson 4% 74% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Matt Albers facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. Cairo M. Albers -2% 72% Groundout: P-1B
b6 2-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL A. Miles M. Albers -2% 70% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 2-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  STL K. Stinnett M. Albers 1% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Jim Edmonds pinch hits for Brad Thompson (P) batting 8th
b6 2-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Edmonds M. Albers 2% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Stinnett to 2B
Joel Pineiro pinch runs for Jim Edmonds (PH) batting 8th
b6 2-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Ryan M. Albers -4% 69% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Troy Percival facing 4-5-6
Troy Percival replaces Joel Pineiro (PR) pitching and batting 8th
t7 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee T. Percival 4% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 1-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence T. Percival -5% 69% Walk
t7 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Percival 8% 77% Pence Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Percival 2% 79% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Woody Williams facing 1-2-3
Woody Williams replaces Mark Loretta (SS) pitching and batting 6th
Cody Ransom replaces Matt Albers (P) playing SS batting 9th
b7 2-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  STL D. Eckstein W. Williams 5% 84% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b7 2-1 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  RR STL R. Ankiel W. Williams 10% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Eckstein Scores
b7 4-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  STL R. Ludwick W. Williams 1% 95% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b7 4-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker W. Williams 1% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ludwick to 2B
b7 4-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Cairo W. Williams -0% 96% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF); Ludwick to 3B; Schumaker out at 3B/SS-3B-2B
b7 4-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  STL A. Miles W. Williams 0% 96% Fielder's Choice 1B; Cairo to 2B
Albert Pujols pinch hits for Kelly Stinnett (C) batting 7th
b7 4-1 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR STL A. Pujols W. Williams 3% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Ludwick Scores; Cairo Scores; Miles to 3B
Brian Moehler replaces Woody Williams pitching and batting 6th
So Taguchi pinch hits for Troy Percival (P) batting 8th
Anthony Reyes pinch runs for Albert Pujols (PH) batting 7th
b7 6-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R STL S. Taguchi B. Moehler 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Miles Scores; Reyes to 2B
b7 7-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO STL B. Ryan B. Moehler -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
5 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-7, Cardinals' Brian Falkenborg facing 7-8-9
Brian Falkenborg replaces So Taguchi (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Gary Bennett replaces Anthony Reyes (PR) playing C batting 7th
t8 1-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Wigginton B. Falkenborg -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t8 1-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU J. Towles B. Falkenborg 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t8 1-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Ransom B. Falkenborg 0% 100% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-1, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
b8 7-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. Eckstein B. Moehler -0% 100% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b8 7-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Moehler -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 7-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 7-1 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Ludwick to 2B
b8 7-1 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ludwick to 3B
b8 7-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Cairo B. Moehler -0% 100% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-7, Cardinals' Tyler Johnson facing 1-2-3
Tyler Johnson replaces Brian Falkenborg pitching and batting 8th
t9 1-7 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Anderson T. Johnson -0% 99% Walk
t9 1-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Burke T. Johnson -1% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Anderson to 2B
t9 1-7 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Johnson 1% 99% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t9 1-7 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee T. Johnson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR HOU H. Pence T. Johnson -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Anderson Scores; Burke Scores
Craig Biggio pinch hits for Brian Moehler (P) batting 6th
t9 4-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Biggio T. Johnson -1% 99% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
Jason Isringhausen replaces Miguel Cairo (1B) pitching and batting 5th
Russell Branyan replaces Tyler Johnson (P) playing 1B batting 8th
t9 4-7 2 1-- 11,(3-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Isringhausen 1% 100% Lineout: SS (Weak SS-2B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 7.

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