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@LAA
3
6
TBR
@BAL
4
5
MIN
@CHW
12
5
TOR
@CLE
13
7
TEX
@DET
2
15
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@KCR
4
1
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@OAK
5
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4
9
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5
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@COL
3
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@FLA
4
5
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@MIL
3
4
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@SDP
3
7
HOU
@STL
3
5
Friday, April 10, 2009, 7:14PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 37,224, Time of Game: 2:54
Astros
3
1-3
 Lost 2 
6th, 1½ GB
at Cardinals
5
3-2
 Won 2 
1st
W: Joel Pineiro (1-0)
L: Mike Hampton (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  1   1  1  0    3 11  0
Cardinals       1  0  2   0  0  1   1  0  X    5  6  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .250 .368 .563 .931 23 14 -0.024 1.82 0.101 -0.125 0.3 1 4
Hunter Pence RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .333 .353 .800 1.153 18 13 -0.219 1.87 0.012 -0.231 -1.4 1 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .286 .412 .571 .983 11 8 0.031 0.71 0.085 -0.054 0.5 8 1 2B
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 12 8 0.074 0.87 0.114 -0.040 1.3 1 0 HR
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .412 .333 .745 13 8 -0.131 1.15 0.000 -0.131 -1.3 2 1 GDP
Geoff Blum 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .500 .583 .600 1.183 14 8 0.104 0.81 0.117 -0.013 1.1 0 2 2B
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .294 .500 .794 12 9 -0.131 1.62 0.075 -0.206 -1.6 7 0 GDP
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .313 .313 .625 18 12 -0.077 1.27 0.021 -0.098 -0.5 3 0
Mike Hampton P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.018 0.73 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 1 1
   Jason Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.023 0.91 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Geoff Geary P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 4 0 0.038 1.68 0.038 0.000 0.3
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Keppinger 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .571 .571 1.000 1.571 6 4 0.077 2.06 0.077 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 11 3 3 4 38 .314 .368 .457 .826 136 88 -0.299 1.31 0.640 -0.939 -1.4 24 9
2B: L Berkman (1, off J Pineiro); G Blum (1, off J Pineiro).
HR: C Lee (1, off J Kinney, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: C Lee 6; G Blum 3; L Berkman 2; M Bourn; H Pence; I Rodriguez; K Matsui; J Keppinger.
GIDP: I Rodriguez (1); M Tejada (1).
RBI: C Lee (1); K Matsui (2); L Berkman (2).
2-out RBI: L Berkman; K Matsui.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Matsui-M Tejada-L Berkman.

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B-LF 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .385 .429 .462 .890 18 13 0.102 0.40 0.116 -0.014 1.3 3 4 2B
Khalil Greene SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .200 .304 .250 .554 26 14 -0.007 0.63 0.041 -0.048 -0.2 0 4 HBP
Albert Pujols 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .412 .545 .647 1.193 11 5 -0.009 0.90 0.048 -0.057 -0.3 18 0
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .400 .438 .867 1.304 19 10 0.180 0.76 0.188 -0.009 2.5 1 0 HR,2B
Chris Duncan LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .308 .500 .615 1.115 16 7 0.073 0.73 0.113 -0.040 0.6 0 0
   Brendan Ryan PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .250 .167 .417 0.005 0.26 0.005 0.000 0.2 1 1 SB
Yadier Molina C 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 .250 .350 .563 .913 14 5 0.028 0.76 0.033 -0.005 0.4 3 1
Rick Ankiel CF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .133 .278 .133 .411 16 7 -0.049 1.01 0.031 -0.080 -0.1 1 0
David Freese 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .250 .300 .550 13 9 -0.080 0.62 0.000 -0.080 -2.4 0 3 GDP
   Brian Barden 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Joel Pineiro P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 7 -0.037 0.50 0.000 -0.037 -0.6 0 3
   Josh Kinney P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Colby Rasmus PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .333 .167 .500 5 3 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 5 6 5 8 6 38 .207 .395 .379 .774 147 80 0.200 0.68 0.575 -0.376 1.1 27 17
2B: R Ludwick (1, off M Hampton); S Schumaker (1, off G Geary).
HR: R Ludwick (2, off D Brocail, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
HBP: K Greene (1, by M Hampton).
TB: R Ludwick 6; S Schumaker 4; C Duncan.
GIDP: D Freese (1).
RBI: R Ludwick 2 (4); Y Molina (4); S Schumaker (1); C Duncan (3).
2-out RBI: C Duncan; S Schumaker.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Greene-S Schumaker-A Pujols; A Pujols; D Freese-S Schumaker-A Pujols.
Baserunning
SB: B Ryan (1, 2nd base off D Brocail/I Rodriguez).

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
Mike Hampton, L (0-1) 5 4 3 3 4 5 0 5.40 24 92 53 31 5 17 9 5 1 0 48 -0.124 0.86 -0.6
Geoff Geary 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.50 5 16 10 8 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.049 0.57 -0.5
Doug Brocail 1 1 1 1 3 0 1 7.71 6 24 8 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.041 0.34 -0.5
Tim Byrdak 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 15 9 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 5 5 8 6 1 5.62 38 147 80 50 8 22 13 10 2 0 48 0 0 -0.200 0.68 -1.1

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, W (1-0) 6.2 8 2 2 1 2 0 2.70 26 95 64 43 4 17 17 6 4 0 51 0.226 0.93 1.9
Josh Kinney, H (2) 1.1 1 1 1 2 1 1 5.40 7 23 12 5 2 5 1 3 2 0 2 1 0.002 1.78 -1.0
Jason Motte, H (1) 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 27.00 3 13 8 5 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.089 2.13 -0.4
Kyle McClellan, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 5 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.160 3.37 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 3 4 1 3.00 38 136 88 54 7 27 20 11 7 0 51 4 1 0.299 1.31 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Hampton (1; K Greene).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Hickox, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Phil Cuzzi.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 37,224.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 45° F, Wind 9mph in from Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Kazuo Matsui 2B 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Hunter Pence RF 2 Khalil Greene SS
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Ryan Ludwick RF
5 Miguel Tejada SS 5 Chris Duncan LF
6 Geoff Blum 3B 6 Yadier Molina C
7 Ivan Rodriguez C 7 Rick Ankiel CF
8 Michael Bourn CF 8 David Freese 3B
9 Mike Hampton P 9 Joel Pineiro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-4 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Kinney 12% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R STL R. Ludwick M. Hampton 11% 86% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Greene Scores; Pujols to 3B
b1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R STL C. Duncan M. Hampton 11% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Schumaker Scores; Ludwick to 3B
t2 0-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU I. Rodriguez J. Pineiro 9% 66% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Blum out at 1B/1B
t9 3-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui K. McClellan 9% 93% 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 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Pineiro 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Pineiro 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Pineiro 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' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL S. Schumaker M. Hampton 4% 58% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL K. Greene M. Hampton -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols M. Hampton -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  STL R. Ludwick M. Hampton 2% 54% Walk; Schumaker to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R STL C. Duncan M. Hampton 11% 65% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Schumaker Scores; Ludwick to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  STL Y. Molina M. Hampton 2% 67% Walk; Duncan to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel M. Hampton -6% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Lee J. Pineiro -4% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Pineiro 4% 60% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Blum J. Pineiro -4% 56% Walk; Lee to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU I. Rodriguez J. Pineiro 9% 66% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Blum out at 1B/1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Freese M. Hampton -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Pineiro M. Hampton -1% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker M. Hampton -1% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Pineiro 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Hampton J. Pineiro 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 2 --- 7,(2-2)  HOU K. Matsui J. Pineiro -1% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Pineiro 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL K. Greene M. Hampton 3% 70% Hit By Pitch
b3 1-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols M. Hampton 5% 75% Walk; Greene to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R STL R. Ludwick M. Hampton 11% 86% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Greene Scores; Pujols to 3B
b3 2-0 0 -23 3,(2-0)  O STL C. Duncan M. Hampton -3% 83% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO STL Y. Molina M. Hampton 1% 84% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Pujols Scores; Ludwick to 3B
b3 3-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel M. Hampton -2% 82% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Pineiro 2% 84% Groundout: P-1B
t4 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Lee J. Pineiro -2% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 0-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO HOU M. Tejada J. Pineiro 5% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
b4 3-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O STL D. Freese M. Hampton -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Pineiro M. Hampton -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  STL S. Schumaker M. Hampton 1% 85% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b4 3-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL K. Greene M. Hampton 1% 86% Walk; Schumaker to 2B
b4 3-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols M. Hampton -2% 84% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU G. Blum J. Pineiro -4% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 0-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU I. Rodriguez J. Pineiro 8% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Pineiro 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 4-5-6
b5 3-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Ludwick M. Hampton -1% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Duncan M. Hampton -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina M. Hampton -0% 87% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 9-1-2
Jason Smith pinch hits for Mike Hampton (P) batting 9th
t6 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Smith J. Pineiro 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t6 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Pineiro 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU H. Pence J. Pineiro -1% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU L. Berkman J. Pineiro -8% 81% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Pence Scores
t6 1-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee J. Pineiro 4% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Geoff Geary facing 7-8-9
Geoff Geary replaces Jason Smith (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Ankiel G. Geary 2% 87% Walk
b6 3-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. Freese G. Geary -2% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 3-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Pineiro G. Geary -2% 84% Foul Bunt Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b6 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R STL S. Schumaker G. Geary 8% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Ankiel Scores
b6 4-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL K. Greene G. Geary -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Joel Pineiro facing 5-6-7
t7 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Pineiro 2% 92% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
t7 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Blum J. Pineiro -4% 89% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t7 1-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Pineiro 3% 92% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-4 2 -2- 8,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn J. Pineiro -2% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); Blum to 3B
Josh Kinney replaces Joel Pineiro pitching and batting 9th
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Geoff Geary (P) batting 9th
t7 1-4 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  HOU D. Erstad J. Kinney -4% 86% Walk; Bourn to 2B
t7 1-4 2 123 5,(3-1)  R HOU K. Matsui J. Kinney -9% 77% Walk; Blum Scores; Bourn to 3B; Erstad to 2B
t7 2-4 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Kinney 12% 89% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 3-4-5
Doug Brocail replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols D. Brocail -1% 88% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R STL R. Ludwick D. Brocail 6% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 5-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL C. Duncan D. Brocail 1% 95% Walk
Brendan Ryan pinch runs for Chris Duncan (LF) batting 5th
b7 5-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL Y. Molina D. Brocail 0% 95% Ryan Steals 2B
b7 5-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL Y. Molina D. Brocail 0% 95% Walk
b7 5-2 1 12- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Ankiel D. Brocail 1% 97% Walk; Ryan to 3B; Molina to 2B
b7 5-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO STL D. Freese D. Brocail -3% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Josh Kinney facing 3-4-5
Brendan Ryan moves from PR to 2B
Brian Barden replaces David Freese playing 3B batting 8th
Skip Schumaker moves from 2B to LF
t8 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Kinney 2% 95% Flyball: CF
t8 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Lee J. Kinney -5% 91% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t8 3-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Kinney 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Kinney 1% 94% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 9-1-2
Tim Byrdak replaces Geoff Blum (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Jeff Keppinger replaces Doug Brocail (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Colby Rasmus pinch hits for Josh Kinney (P) batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Rasmus T. Byrdak -1% 94% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b8 5-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker T. Byrdak -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL K. Greene T. Byrdak -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 7-8-9
Jason Motte replaces Colby Rasmus (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez J. Motte -7% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Motte 6% 92% Flyball: LF
t9 3-5 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Motte -8% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Rodriguez to 2B
Kyle McClellan replaces Jason Motte pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui K. McClellan 9% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-5 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence K. McClellan 7% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

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