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Scores
Standings
SEA
@LAA
4
7
OAK
@CLE
2
6
KCR
@DET
2
7
CHW
@MIN
1
7
TOR
@NYY
5
7
BOS
@TBD
4
5
BAL
@TEX
0
3
LAD
@ARI
7
1
MIL
@ATL
4
7
PIT
@CHC
0
8
NYM
@FLA
7
6
 
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COL
@SDP
7
3
CIN
@SFG
4
5
HOU
@STL
3
4
PHI
@WSN
3
5
Sunday, September 23, 2007, 7:11PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 46,169, Time of Game: 2:51
Astros
3
68-88
 Lost 2 
5th, 15 GB
at Cardinals
4
73-82
 Won 2 
3rd, 9½ GB
L: Brad Lidge (5-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    3  8  2
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  3    4 11  1
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

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 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .396 .463 .458 .921 18 11 -0.131 1.31 0.000 -0.131 -0.9 2 0
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .249 .280 .378 .658 17 12 -0.056 1.60 0.070 -0.126 -0.3 1 5
   Chad Qualls 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
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .383 .493 .875 18 12 0.022 1.51 0.098 -0.076 0.0 13 0
Carlos Lee LF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .300 .352 .525 .877 14 7 0.418 1.92 0.447 -0.029 2.2 1 0 HR
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .322 .358 .535 .893 18 11 -0.149 1.71 0.000 -0.149 -1.3 3 0
Mark Loretta SS-2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .286 .352 .371 .723 16 9 0.094 1.46 0.177 -0.083 0.1 2 4
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .337 .463 .800 15 10 -0.113 1.16 0.004 -0.117 -0.7 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .235 .317 .325 .642 5 3 -0.056 1.09 0.000 -0.056 -0.4 2 1
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .350 .270 .620 5 5 -0.048 1.86 0.000 -0.048 -0.2
   J.R. Towles C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .417 .481 .708 1.190 3 2 0.007 0.31 0.007 0.000 0.2 0 0
Roy Oswalt P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .176 .141 .317 8 7 -0.039 0.75 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 0 2
   Mike Lamb PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .294 .370 .461 .831 2 1 0.090 1.41 0.090 0.000 0.4 2B
   Eric Bruntlett PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .351 .286 .636 5 4 -0.016 0.60 0.000 -0.016 -0.4 0 1
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 1 7 36 .229 .250 .343 .593 144 94 0.023 1.40 0.893 -0.870 -1.7 24 13
2B: M Lamb (14, off B Falkenborg).
HR: C Lee (31, off J Isringhausen, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: C Lee 5; M Lamb 2; J Towles; C Biggio; L Berkman; T Wigginton; M Loretta.
RBI: C Lee 2 (115); M Loretta (40).
2-out RBI: M Loretta.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: T Wigginton (10); C Lee (4).

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 1 0 0 0 4 .307 .356 .380 .737 11 9 0.056 1.26 0.117 -0.061 0.7 1 1
   Albert Pujols PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .323 .425 .561 .986 3 2 0.333 5.20 0.333 0.000 1.3
   Brian Barden PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .207 .185 .392 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Rick Ankiel CF 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .288 .333 .562 .895 19 16 0.328 1.78 0.400 -0.071 1.3 1 0 3B
So Taguchi LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .289 .350 .364 .714 13 9 -0.098 1.21 0.032 -0.130 -1.0 2 0 CS
Scott Spiezio 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .339 .361 .700 16 10 -0.029 1.12 0.057 -0.086 0.1 8 1
Skip Schumaker RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .321 .349 .442 .792 9 9 -0.089 1.36 0.032 -0.120 -0.6 2 0
Aaron Miles 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .297 .333 .358 .691 6 5 -0.068 1.03 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 1 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
   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 0
   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
   Jim Edmonds PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .324 .402 .726 2 1 -0.036 1.41 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Jason Isringhausen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kelvin Jimenez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kelly Stinnett C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .188 .211 .275 .487 18 12 -0.046 1.05 0.019 -0.065 -0.2 9 0 IW
Todd Wellemeyer P 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 6 4 -0.052 1.50 0.013 -0.065 -0.7 0 0
   Miguel Cairo 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .264 .309 .344 .652 6 4 0.077 1.25 0.093 -0.016 0.2 2 2
Brendan Ryan 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .302 .355 .426 .781 11 8 0.004 0.70 0.037 -0.033 0.0 1 5 2B
   Ryan Ludwick PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .263 .330 .486 .816 5 1 0.144 3.50 0.144 0.000 0.6
Team Totals 36 4 11 3 2 2 38 .306 .342 .389 .731 125 90 0.524 1.41 1.277 -0.751 0.8 27 9
2B: B Ryan (9, off R Oswalt).
3B: R Ankiel (1, off B Lidge).
IBB: K Stinnett (1, by R Oswalt).
TB: R Ankiel 5; B Ryan 2; D Eckstein; S Spiezio; T Wellemeyer; S Schumaker; S Taguchi; A Pujols; M Cairo.
RBI: R Ankiel 2 (35); A Pujols (99).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Ryan-S Spiezio-D Eckstein.
E: D Eckstein (18).
Baserunning
CS: S Taguchi (3, 2nd base by R Oswalt/B Ausmus).

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
Roy Oswalt 7 8 1 0 1 2 0 3.18 31 101 75 50 8 17 19 9 3 0 60 0.271 1.11 2.6
Chad Qualls 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.16 3 5 4 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.109 1.42 0.5
Brad Lidge, BS (8), L (5-3) 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 3.38 4 19 11 7 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.905 3.75 -3.9
Team Totals 8 11 4 3 2 2 0 3.38 38 125 90 60 11 19 22 12 6 0 60 0 0 -0.525 1.41 -0.8

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
Todd Wellemeyer 5 1 0 0 1 5 0 4.79 16 71 43 27 4 12 3 7 2 0 69 0.291 0.88 2.6
Troy Percival, H (4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.89 3 9 8 5 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.081 1.05 0.5
Russ Springer, BS (2) 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.25 6 26 17 14 1 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 -0.101 2.82 -0.5
Brian Falkenborg 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.29 4 15 10 7 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.109 2.27 0.5
Jason Isringhausen 0.2 2 2 1 0 0 1 2.32 5 15 10 7 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.413 1.28 -1.7
Kelvin Jimenez, W (3-0) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.65 2 8 6 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.009 0.46 0.2
Team Totals 9 8 3 2 1 7 1 2.00 36 144 94 63 8 23 13 15 7 0 69 1 0 -0.024 1.40 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Oswalt (6; K Stinnett).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Alfonso Marquez, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Tim Timmons.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 46,169.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 87° F, Wind 10mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Josh Anderson CF 1 David Eckstein SS
2 Craig Biggio 2B 2 Rick Ankiel CF
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 So Taguchi LF
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Scott Spiezio 1B
5 Hunter Pence RF 5 Skip Schumaker RF
6 Mark Loretta SS 6 Aaron Miles 2B
7 Ty Wigginton 3B 7 Kelly Stinnett C
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Todd Wellemeyer P
9 Roy Oswalt P 9 Brendan Ryan 3B

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU C. Lee J. Isringhausen -34% 8% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Berkman Scores/unER
b9 2-3 0 1-3 6,(1-2)  RR STL R. Ankiel B. Lidge 33% 100% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Ludwick Scores; Barden Scores
b9 1-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL A. Pujols B. Lidge 33% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cairo Scores; Ludwick to 3B
t7 0-1 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R HOU M. Loretta R. Springer -18% 51% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Biggio Scores; Pence to 2B
b9 1-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Ludwick B. Lidge 14% 33% Walk; Cairo 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' Todd Wellemeyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Anderson T. Wellemeyer 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Wellemeyer 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Wellemeyer 1% 55% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Oswalt -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt 2% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O STL S. Taguchi R. Oswalt -3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL S. Spiezio R. Oswalt 3% 56% Reached on E7 (Line Drive to Short LF); Ankiel to 3B; Spiezio to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt -6% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Lee T. Wellemeyer -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence T. Wellemeyer 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU M. Loretta T. Wellemeyer 5% 55% Double Play: Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Lee out at 3B/1B-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Miles R. Oswalt -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-0 1 --- 8,(1-2)  O STL K. Stinnett R. Oswalt -2% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL T. Wellemeyer R. Oswalt 1% 52% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt 4% 56% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Wellemeyer to 3B
b2 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R STL D. Eckstein R. Oswalt 9% 66% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Wellemeyer Scores/unER/No RBI; Ryan to 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt -4% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton T. Wellemeyer 3% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus T. Wellemeyer 2% 66% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt T. Wellemeyer 1% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
b3 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  STL S. Taguchi R. Oswalt 3% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Spiezio R. Oswalt -5% 65% Taguchi Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL S. Spiezio R. Oswalt 2% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt 3% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Spiezio to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Miles R. Oswalt -3% 67% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Spiezio to 3B
b3 1-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  STL K. Stinnett R. Oswalt 2% 69% Intentional Walk; Miles to 2B
b3 1-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Wellemeyer R. Oswalt -7% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Anderson T. Wellemeyer 3% 65% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Wellemeyer 2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman T. Wellemeyer -2% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee T. Wellemeyer 3% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
b4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Eckstein R. Oswalt 2% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b4 1-0 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt -3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Taguchi R. Oswalt -2% 64% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence T. Wellemeyer 3% 67% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Wellemeyer 2% 69% Lineout: 3B
t5 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton T. Wellemeyer 1% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 4-5-6
b5 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Spiezio R. Oswalt -2% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Oswalt -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Miles R. Oswalt -1% 66% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Troy Percival facing 8-9-1
Troy Percival replaces Aaron Miles (2B) pitching and batting 6th
Miguel Cairo replaces Todd Wellemeyer (P) playing 2B batting 8th
t6 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus T. Percival 4% 70% Lineout: LF
t6 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt T. Percival 3% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Anderson T. Percival 2% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
b6 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL K. Stinnett R. Oswalt -2% 72% Flyball: RF
b6 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Cairo R. Oswalt -2% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL B. Ryan R. Oswalt -1% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Russ Springer facing 2-3-4
Russ Springer replaces Troy Percival pitching and batting 6th
t7 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Biggio R. Springer -7% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t7 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Springer 7% 69% Strikeout Looking
t7 0-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Lee R. Springer -7% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Biggio to 2B
t7 0-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Springer 7% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Biggio to 3B
t7 0-1 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R HOU M. Loretta R. Springer -18% 51% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Biggio Scores; Pence to 2B
t7 1-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton R. Springer 8% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
b7 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Oswalt -4% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Ankiel R. Oswalt 4% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b7 1-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL S. Taguchi R. Oswalt -3% 56% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home); Ankiel to 2B
b7 1-1 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O STL S. Spiezio R. Oswalt -6% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Brian Falkenborg facing 8-9-1
Brian Falkenborg replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 6th
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Brad Ausmus (C) batting 8th
t8 1-1 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro B. Falkenborg 5% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
Mike Lamb pinch hits for Roy Oswalt (P) batting 9th
t8 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Lamb B. Falkenborg -9% 46% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
Eric Bruntlett pinch runs for Mike Lamb (PH) batting 9th
t8 1-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Anderson B. Falkenborg 6% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Bruntlett to 3B
t8 1-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio B. Falkenborg 9% 61% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 5-6-7
Chad Qualls replaces Craig Biggio (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
J.R. Towles replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) playing C batting 8th
Mark Loretta moves from SS to 2B
Eric Bruntlett moves from PR to SS
b8 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Schumaker C. Qualls -5% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jim Edmonds pinch hits for Brian Falkenborg (P) batting 6th
b8 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Edmonds C. Qualls -4% 53% Lineout: CF
b8 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Stinnett C. Qualls -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Jason Isringhausen facing 3-4-5
Jason Isringhausen replaces Jim Edmonds (PH) pitching and batting 6th
t9 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman J. Isringhausen -8% 42% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t9 1-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU C. Lee J. Isringhausen -34% 8% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Berkman Scores/unER
t9 3-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU H. Pence J. Isringhausen 1% 8% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Isringhausen 1% 9% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 3-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU T. Wigginton J. Isringhausen -0% 9% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Kelvin Jimenez replaces Jason Isringhausen pitching and batting 6th
t9 3-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Towles K. Jimenez -1% 8% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Wigginton to 2B
t9 3-1 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett K. Jimenez 2% 10% Popfly: C (Front of Home)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 8-9-1
Brad Lidge replaces Chad Qualls pitching and batting 2nd
b9 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL M. Cairo B. Lidge 9% 19% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Ryan Ludwick pinch hits for Brendan Ryan (3B) batting 9th
b9 1-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Ludwick B. Lidge 14% 33% Walk; Cairo to 2B
Albert Pujols pinch hits for David Eckstein (SS) batting 1st
b9 1-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL A. Pujols B. Lidge 33% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cairo Scores; Ludwick to 3B
Brian Barden pinch runs for Albert Pujols (PH) batting 1st
b9 2-3 0 1-3 6,(1-2)  RR STL R. Ankiel B. Lidge 33% 100% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Ludwick Scores; Barden Scores
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 4.

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