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Standings
OAK
@LAA
2
0
CLE
@BAL
5
4
CHW
@BOS
9
5
TEX
@NYY
7
2
KCR
@SEA
8
4
SDP
@ATL
1
9
WSN
@CHC
5
4
LAD
@COL
3
2
NYM
@FLA
10
3
CIN
@MIL
8
5
PHI
@PIT
2
3
ARI
@SFG
11
0
HOU
@STL
4
3
Thursday, August 27, 2009, 1:16PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 40,348, Time of Game: 2:35
Astros
4
62-65
 Won 1 
3rd, 11 GB
at Cardinals
3
74-55
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Jose Valverde (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    4  9  1
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    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
Michael Bourn CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .291 .364 .407 .771 18 13 -0.092 1.95 0.093 -0.184 -0.3 3 0
Jeff Keppinger 3B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .263 .335 .392 .726 16 10 0.249 1.53 0.415 -0.165 -0.5 1 2 HR
Lance Berkman 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .277 .408 .513 .921 12 8 -0.111 0.89 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 14 0
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .312 .359 .507 .867 16 11 -0.002 1.02 0.064 -0.065 0.2 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .305 .333 .434 .767 14 10 -0.018 0.93 0.031 -0.049 -0.4 1 3
Darin Erstad RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .216 .292 .371 .663 17 11 0.184 1.28 0.285 -0.101 0.1 2 0 2B
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .242 .293 .331 .624 17 9 0.130 1.32 0.142 -0.012 1.2 1 7 2B,IW
Chris Coste C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .234 .318 .339 .657 18 10 0.025 1.88 0.115 -0.090 0.4 4 0
Brian Moehler P 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .029 .057 .029 .087 9 4 -0.001 1.75 0.027 -0.028 0.0 0 1 SH
   Edwin Maysonet PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .321 .361 .411 .771 1 1 -0.034 2.86 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 SH
   Samuel Gervacio P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Fulchino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hunter Pence RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .341 .463 .804 2 2 -0.058 2.30 0.000 -0.058 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 3 4 39 .265 .324 .412 .736 140 89 0.272 1.43 1.172 -0.897 -0.4 27 13
2B: K Matsui (15, off C Carpenter); D Erstad (8, off K McClellan).
HR: J Keppinger (4, off K McClellan, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: B Moehler (3, off C Carpenter); E Maysonet (3, off B Hawksworth).
IBB: K Matsui (2, by K McClellan).
TB: J Keppinger 4; K Matsui 3; D Erstad 2; C Coste 2; M Bourn; M Tejada; C Lee.
RBI: M Bourn (31); D Erstad (11); K Matsui (31); J Keppinger (22).
2-out RBI: D Erstad; M Bourn; K Matsui; J Keppinger.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Moehler-K Matsui-L Berkman.
E: M Tejada (17).

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 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .293 .353 .392 .745 11 9 -0.192 2.08 0.045 -0.237 -0.9 1 5
Julio Lugo SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .293 .357 .424 .781 12 10 0.052 1.40 0.098 -0.047 0.3 1 0 2B
   Blake Hawksworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Khalil Greene PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .286 .358 .644 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Rick Ankiel PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230 .279 .396 .675 4 3 -0.036 1.40 0.000 -0.036 -0.4
   Dennys Reyes 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 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Albert Pujols 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .317 .441 .663 1.104 13 3 0.032 1.95 0.142 -0.110 -0.2 13 4 SB,GDP,IW
Matt Holliday LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .310 .394 .511 .905 13 8 -0.036 2.08 0.105 -0.141 0.1 0 0 HR
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .266 .326 .450 .776 8 8 0.195 2.01 0.312 -0.118 0.9 3 0
Colby Rasmus CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .251 .308 .418 .726 10 6 -0.133 1.22 0.000 -0.133 -0.8 1 0
Mark DeRosa 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .260 .333 .451 .784 21 12 0.070 1.50 0.134 -0.064 -0.2 1 3
Yadier Molina C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .359 .374 .733 9 7 -0.084 2.00 0.020 -0.104 -0.3 3 1
Chris Carpenter P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .200 .188 .388 8 5 0.014 0.70 0.030 -0.016 0.2 2 0
   Brendan Ryan SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .298 .343 .403 .746 11 8 -0.109 2.93 0.027 -0.136 0.0 1 3
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 2 4 37 .229 .270 .343 .613 120 79 -0.227 1.80 0.913 -1.142 -1.4 27 17
2B: J Lugo (11, off B Moehler).
HR: M Holliday (18, off B Moehler, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
IBB: A Pujols (38, by B Moehler).
TB: M Holliday 4; J Lugo 3; B Ryan; C Carpenter; M DeRosa; R Ludwick; S Schumaker.
GIDP: A Pujols (21).
RBI: R Ludwick 2 (79); M Holliday (83).
2-out RBI: R Ludwick 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
PB: Y Molina (3).
Baserunning
SB: A Pujols (13, 2nd base off J Valverde/C Coste).

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
Brian Moehler 6 6 3 3 1 1 1 5.26 24 76 50 29 4 17 13 9 4 0 48 -0.116 1.34 -0.1
Samuel Gervacio 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.23 3 15 11 8 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.028 0.75 -0.4
Tim Byrdak 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.034 1.53 0.5
Jeff Fulchino 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.61 1 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.036 1.40 0.4
Jose Valverde, W (2-2) 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.20 8 22 13 6 3 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.301 3.44 1.0
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 4 1 3.00 37 120 79 44 9 26 18 13 6 0 48 4 0 0.227 1.80 1.4

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
Chris Carpenter 6 5 2 2 2 4 0 2.20 25 98 63 38 8 17 13 6 3 0 56 0.083 1.11 0.9
Blake Hawksworth, H (2) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.63 4 12 7 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.095 2.42 0.5
Dennys Reyes, H (16) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.90 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.054 2.15 0.2
Kyle McClellan, BS (3), L (4-3) 1.2 3 2 2 1 0 1 3.06 9 29 18 9 2 7 3 5 4 0 0 0 -0.505 1.85 -1.3
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 4 1 4.00 39 140 89 52 11 26 20 12 7 0 56 0 0 -0.273 1.43 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Moehler (10; A Pujols); K McClellan (2; K Matsui).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Eddings, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B - Dana DeMuth.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 40,348.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 87° F, Wind 6mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Michael Bourn CF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Jeff Keppinger 3B 2 Julio Lugo SS
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Matt Holliday LF
5 Miguel Tejada SS 5 Ryan Ludwick RF
6 Darin Erstad RF 6 Colby Rasmus CF
7 Kazuo Matsui 2B 7 Mark DeRosa 3B
8 Chris Coste C 8 Yadier Molina C
9 Brian Moehler P 9 Chris Carpenter P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Keppinger K. McClellan 41% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b6 1-2 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler -31% 28% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lugo Scores; Pujols Scores
t8 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU D. Erstad K. McClellan 28% 47% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Tejada Scores
b9 3-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Valverde 14% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b9 3-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan J. Valverde 14% 86% 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' Chris Carpenter facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Carpenter -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger C. Carpenter -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Carpenter -1% 45% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL J. Lugo B. Moehler -2% 45% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL A. Pujols B. Moehler 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee C. Carpenter 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter 3% 56% Passed Ball; Lee to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter -1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); Lee to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Carpenter -6% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
t2 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter 10% 59% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Lee Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU C. Coste C. Carpenter 1% 60% Walk
t2 1-0 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Moehler C. Carpenter 3% 63% Walk; Matsui to 3B; Coste to 2B
t2 1-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Bourn C. Carpenter 9% 72% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Matsui Scores; Coste to 3B; Moehler to 2B
t2 2-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger C. Carpenter -5% 67% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R STL M. Holliday B. Moehler -10% 56% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler 3% 59% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Moehler 2% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. DeRosa B. Moehler 1% 62% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 3-4-5
t3 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Carpenter -2% 59% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 2-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee C. Carpenter -2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Moehler 3% 60% Popfly: 1B
b3 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL C. Carpenter B. Moehler -3% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b3 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler -4% 52% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Carpenter to 2B
b3 1-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Lugo B. Moehler 5% 57% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Carpenter to 3B
b3 1-2 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Pujols B. Moehler 6% 63% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Carpenter -2% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter 2% 63% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t4 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Coste C. Carpenter 4% 67% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Matsui to 2B
t4 2-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Moehler C. Carpenter -3% 64% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Matsui to 3B; Coste to 2B
t4 2-1 2 -23 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Carpenter -6% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday B. Moehler 3% 61% Flyball: CF
b4 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Moehler 1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 2-3-4
t5 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger C. Carpenter -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Carpenter -2% 60% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee C. Carpenter -1% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. DeRosa B. Moehler 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina B. Moehler 2% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Carpenter B. Moehler 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Chris Carpenter facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Carpenter -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 2-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Carpenter -2% 62% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui C. Carpenter -1% 61% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
b6 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Schumaker B. Moehler 4% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  STL J. Lugo B. Moehler -7% 58% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b6 1-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols B. Moehler -3% 54% Intentional Walk
b6 1-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. Holliday B. Moehler 5% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Lugo to 3B; Pujols to 2B
b6 1-2 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RR STL R. Ludwick B. Moehler -31% 28% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lugo Scores; Pujols Scores
b6 3-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL C. Rasmus B. Moehler 2% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Blake Hawksworth facing 8-9-1
Blake Hawksworth replaces Julio Lugo (SS) pitching and batting 2nd
Brendan Ryan replaces Chris Carpenter (P) playing SS batting 9th
t7 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Coste B. Hawksworth 7% 37% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Edwin Maysonet pinch hits for Brian Moehler (P) batting 9th
t7 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU E. Maysonet B. Hawksworth -3% 34% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Coste to 2B
t7 2-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn B. Hawksworth -6% 28% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Coste to 3B
t7 2-3 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger B. Hawksworth -7% 21% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Samuel Gervacio facing 7-8-9
Samuel Gervacio replaces Edwin Maysonet (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. DeRosa S. Gervacio 2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL Y. Molina S. Gervacio -2% 21% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b7 3-2 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  STL B. Ryan S. Gervacio -3% 18% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Molina to 2B
Tim Byrdak replaces Samuel Gervacio pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL S. Schumaker T. Byrdak 3% 21% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
Jeff Fulchino replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
Rick Ankiel pinch hits for Khalil Greene batting 2nd
Khalil Greene pinch hits for Blake Hawksworth (P) batting 2nd
b7 3-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ankiel J. Fulchino 4% 25% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Dennys Reyes facing 3-4-5
Dennys Reyes replaces Rick Ankiel (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
t8 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Reyes -5% 19% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
Kyle McClellan replaces Dennys Reyes pitching and batting 2nd
t8 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee K. McClellan -4% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Tejada K. McClellan 3% 19% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU D. Erstad K. McClellan 28% 47% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Tejada Scores
t8 3-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU K. Matsui K. McClellan 1% 48% Intentional Walk
t8 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Coste K. McClellan -9% 39% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 3-4-5
Jose Valverde replaces Darin Erstad (RF) pitching and batting 6th
Hunter Pence replaces Jeff Fulchino (P) playing RF batting 9th
b8 3-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols J. Valverde -6% 33% Walk
b8 3-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Holliday J. Valverde 6% 39% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 3-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde -5% 35% Pujols Steals 2B
b8 3-3 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Valverde 7% 42% Strikeout Looking
b8 3-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus J. Valverde 8% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 9-1-2
t9 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence K. McClellan -6% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn K. McClellan -4% 40% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t9 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Keppinger K. McClellan 41% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t9 4-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman K. McClellan -1% 80% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 7-8-9
b9 3-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. DeRosa J. Valverde -13% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b9 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina J. Valverde 5% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); DeRosa to 2B
b9 3-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan J. Valverde 14% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Valverde 14% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 3.

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