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Standings
BOS
@BAL
18
10
NYY
@CHW
8
5
DET
@CLE
1
11
LAA
@MIN
13
4
TOR
@OAK
7
2
KCR
@TBR
4
1
SEA
@TEX
2
4
LAD
@ATL
9
1
COL
@CIN
6
4
 
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CHC
@FLA
2
3
ARI
@NYM
5
2
WSN
@PIT
5
3
MIL
@SDP
6
1
PHI
@SFG
3
7
HOU
@STL
2
0
Sunday, August 2, 2009, 1:15PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 45,227, Time of Game: 2:41
Astros
2
52-53
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Cardinals
0
58-50
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Bud Norris (1-0)
L: Adam Wainwright (12-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2  8  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  3  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .286 .359 .401 .760 15 12 0.071 0.90 0.130 -0.059 0.4 1 0 2B
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .309 .339 .649 17 9 0.012 0.88 0.075 -0.063 -0.1 1 4 2B
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .292 .360 .460 .819 13 9 0.107 1.08 0.129 -0.022 0.9 4 0 SB
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .355 .499 .854 11 8 -0.134 1.11 0.000 -0.134 -1.3 0 0
Miguel Tejada SS 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 .327 .357 .469 .826 18 11 0.109 0.92 0.125 -0.016 1.0 2 2 HBP
Geoff Blum 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .264 .330 .370 .700 18 11 -0.146 1.20 0.000 -0.146 -1.5 10 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .251 .281 .395 .676 12 9 -0.046 1.01 0.037 -0.083 -0.6 6 1
Jeff Keppinger 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .344 .404 .748 14 9 -0.081 0.84 0.000 -0.081 -0.9 1 2
Bud Norris P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 .500 1.000 7 4 -0.020 0.80 0.014 -0.034 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Wesley Wright 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
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Coste 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .333 .366 .699 3 2 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 2 0
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 0 7 36 .235 .257 .294 .551 128 84 -0.132 0.96 0.510 -0.642 -2.4 27 9
2B: K Matsui (10, off A Wainwright); M Bourn (21, off A Wainwright).
SH: B Norris (1, off A Wainwright).
HBP: M Tejada (10, by J Motte).
TB: K Matsui 2; M Bourn 2; H Pence 2; M Tejada 2; I Rodriguez; B Norris.
RBI: M Tejada (63); M Bourn (27).
2-out RBI: M Bourn.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. I Rodriguez-K Matsui.
Baserunning
SB: H Pence (10, 2nd base off A Wainwright/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
Skip Schumaker 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .294 .353 .390 .743 7 6 -0.093 1.31 0.000 -0.093 -0.7 2 2
   Khalil Greene PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .198 .280 .351 .631 3 2 -0.043 1.69 0.000 -0.043 -0.2 0 1
Colby Rasmus CF 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .252 .307 .426 .732 14 6 0.057 1.31 0.087 -0.030 0.4 5 0
   Ryan Ludwick PH-RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .267 .331 .476 .807 7 5 0.010 1.72 0.052 -0.042 0.0 1 0 CS
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .314 .438 .661 1.099 18 8 -0.127 1.95 0.034 -0.160 -0.8 10 0
Matt Holliday LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .311 .400 .501 .901 12 9 -0.182 1.79 0.000 -0.182 -1.2 0 0
Rick Ankiel RF-CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .237 .291 .406 .697 16 8 -0.032 1.17 0.060 -0.092 -0.4 0 0
Mark DeRosa 3B-2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .327 .469 .795 15 8 -0.064 1.41 0.045 -0.110 -0.4 1 1
Yadier Molina C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .354 .373 .728 18 11 0.026 1.25 0.104 -0.079 0.2 7 0
Julio Lugo SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .299 .352 .435 .787 10 7 -0.150 1.66 0.000 -0.150 -1.0 1 4
Adam Wainwright P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .161 .161 .242 .403 6 5 0.046 1.15 0.064 -0.018 0.2 0 0
   Joe Thurston PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227 .327 .339 .666 6 3 -0.083 3.01 0.000 -0.083 -0.5
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Blake Hawksworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 0 3 0 5 6 34 .103 .235 .103 .339 132 78 -0.635 1.51 0.446 -1.082 -4.4 27 8
TB: Y Molina; R Ludwick; A Wainwright.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Baserunning
CS: R Ludwick (1, 2nd base by J Valverde/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
Bud Norris, W (1-0) 7 2 0 0 4 5 0 0.90 27 91 55 30 9 16 9 9 2 0 74 0.458 1.45 3.4
Wesley Wright, H (5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.76 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.043 1.69 0.2
Chris Sampson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.73 1 7 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.052 1.13 -0.3
Jose Valverde, S (12) 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.70 5 31 16 10 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.185 1.87 1.0
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 5 6 0 0.00 34 132 78 45 14 19 12 11 2 0 74 1 0 0.634 1.51 4.4
C Sampson faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Adam Wainwright, L (12-7) 7 8 2 2 0 5 0 2.79 29 98 66 39 9 18 11 13 5 0 58 0.089 1.11 1.4
Jason Motte 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.26 4 16 10 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.027 0.39 0.5
Blake Hawksworth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 3 14 8 4 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.22 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 0 7 0 2.00 36 128 84 49 12 23 13 15 5 0 58 0 0 0.133 0.96 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Motte (2; M Tejada).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Paul Emmel, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 45,227.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 2mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Michael Bourn CF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Kazuo Matsui 2B 2 Colby Rasmus CF
3 Hunter Pence RF 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Matt Holliday LF
5 Miguel Tejada SS 5 Rick Ankiel RF
6 Geoff Blum 1B 6 Mark DeRosa 3B
7 Ivan Rodriguez C 7 Yadier Molina C
8 Jeff Keppinger 3B 8 Julio Lugo SS
9 Bud Norris P 9 Adam Wainwright P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Bourn A. Wainwright 13% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Rodriguez Scores
b7 0-2 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  O STL J. Lugo B. Norris 11% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL Y. Molina B. Norris -10% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); DeRosa to 3B
b8 0-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  OO STL A. Pujols J. Valverde 10% 93% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Ludwick Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 0-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Tejada A. Wainwright 9% 70% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Matsui Scores; Pence to 3B

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' Adam Wainwright facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn A. Wainwright -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence A. Wainwright -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bud Norris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Norris 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  STL C. Rasmus B. Norris -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols B. Norris 3% 48% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee A. Wainwright -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada A. Wainwright -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum A. Wainwright -1% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bud Norris facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Norris 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. DeRosa B. Norris 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez A. Wainwright -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger A. Wainwright -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Norris A. Wainwright 1% 47% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn A. Wainwright -3% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bud Norris facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Lugo B. Norris 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Wainwright B. Norris 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Norris 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright 7% 57% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t4 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Pence A. Wainwright 8% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); Matsui to 3B
t4 0-0 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee A. Wainwright -7% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Tejada A. Wainwright 2% 61% Pence Steals 2B
t4 0-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Tejada A. Wainwright 9% 70% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Matsui Scores; Pence to 3B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum A. Wainwright -7% 63% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 1-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez A. Wainwright -5% 58% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Norris 3% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols B. Norris -3% 57% Walk
b4 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 4% 61% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b4 0-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Norris 3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger A. Wainwright -2% 62% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Norris A. Wainwright -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn A. Wainwright -1% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. DeRosa B. Norris 3% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris 2% 65% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b5 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Lugo B. Norris 2% 67% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright -2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU H. Pence A. Wainwright 3% 67% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Weak 3B)
t6 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee A. Wainwright -3% 64% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t6 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Tejada A. Wainwright 3% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Pence to 3B
t6 1-0 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum A. Wainwright -5% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 9-1-2
b6 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL A. Wainwright B. Norris -6% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 0-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Norris 6% 61% Flyball: RF
b6 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL C. Rasmus B. Norris -6% 54% Walk; Wainwright to 2B
b6 0-1 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Pujols B. Norris 8% 62% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
b6 0-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris 8% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Adam Wainwright facing 7-8-9
t7 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU I. Rodriguez A. Wainwright 4% 74% Single to P (Ground Ball)
t7 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger A. Wainwright -3% 70% Flyball: CF
t7 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Norris A. Wainwright -2% 68% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Rodriguez to 2B
t7 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Bourn A. Wainwright 13% 81% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Rodriguez Scores
t7 2-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Wainwright -2% 79% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Bud Norris facing 5-6-7
b7 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Ankiel B. Norris 4% 83% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b7 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL M. DeRosa B. Norris -5% 78% Walk
b7 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL Y. Molina B. Norris -10% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); DeRosa to 3B
b7 0-2 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  O STL J. Lugo B. Norris 11% 79% Strikeout Swinging
Joe Thurston pinch hits for Adam Wainwright (P) batting 9th
b7 0-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Thurston B. Norris 8% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 3-4-5
Jason Motte replaces Joe Thurston (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Motte -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee J. Motte -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Motte 1% 85% Hit By Pitch
t8 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Motte -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 1-2-3
Wesley Wright replaces Bud Norris pitching and batting 9th
Khalil Greene pinch hits for Skip Schumaker (2B) batting 1st
b8 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL K. Greene W. Wright 4% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
Chris Sampson replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
Ryan Ludwick pinch hits for Colby Rasmus (CF) batting 2nd
b8 0-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  STL R. Ludwick C. Sampson -5% 83% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
Jose Valverde replaces Geoff Blum (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Chris Coste replaces Chris Sampson (P) playing 1B batting 9th
b8 0-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  OO STL A. Pujols J. Valverde 10% 93% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Ludwick Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Blake Hawksworth facing 7-8-9
Blake Hawksworth replaces Jason Motte pitching and batting 9th
Mark DeRosa moves from 3B to 2B
Khalil Greene moves from PH to 3B
Rick Ankiel moves from RF to CF
Ryan Ludwick moves from PH to RF
t9 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez B. Hawksworth -1% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger B. Hawksworth -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Coste B. Hawksworth -0% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 4-5-6
b9 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Holliday J. Valverde 5% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Ankiel J. Valverde -6% 90% Walk
b9 0-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O STL M. DeRosa J. Valverde 6% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL Y. Molina J. Valverde 4% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

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