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KCR
@BOS
4
3
LAA
@DET
12
7
TBR
@OAK
10
8
MIN
@TEX
1
4
BAL
@TOR
5
8
PIT
@ATL
5
2
NYM
@CIN
10
9
CHC
@MIL
2
4
SFG
@PHI
4
1
ARI
@SDP
3
4
HOU
@STL
5
3
FLA
@WSN
5
2
Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7:16PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 38,794, Time of Game: 2:48
Astros
5
35-70
 Won 2 
6th, 21½ GB
at Cardinals
3
55-50
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
L: Jaime Garcia (10-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  0   2  1  1   0  0  0    5  9  2
Cardinals       0  2  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  1

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 3 1 2 0 2 1 5 .306 .367 .409 .776 20 9 0.188 0.92 0.201 -0.013 1.7 0 0 2B,SB
Jose Altuve 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 .367 .375 .433 .808 20 16 -0.217 1.14 0.000 -0.217 -2.0 1 4 SF,2·GDP
Jason Bourgeois LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .371 .387 .448 .835 13 7 0.163 1.02 0.196 -0.032 1.1 0 0 2B,SB
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .309 .356 .472 .828 15 10 0.009 0.94 0.079 -0.070 0.3 1 0 2·2B
Carlos Lee 1B 4 2 2 2 0 2 4 .280 .329 .447 .777 20 12 0.223 1.14 0.277 -0.054 1.5 12 2 HR
Chris Johnson 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .248 .290 .379 .669 14 9 -0.024 0.97 0.028 -0.052 -0.6 1 1 SF
Clint Barmes SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .254 .319 .399 .718 17 13 -0.027 0.54 0.015 -0.042 -0.5 3 6
Carlos Corporan C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .176 .220 .247 .467 17 11 -0.035 0.48 0.008 -0.043 -0.4 7 1
Wandy Rodriguez P 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .122 .122 .122 .244 9 8 0.007 0.94 0.048 -0.041 -0.1 0 2
   Sergio Escalona P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brett Wallace PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .348 .380 .729 1 1 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Mark Melancon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Team Totals 33 5 9 5 3 7 38 .273 .316 .485 .801 146 96 0.282 0.90 0.852 -0.569 1.0 27 16
2B: M Bourn (26, off J Garcia); H Pence 2 (26, 1 off M Rzepczynski, 1 off J Garcia); J Bourgeois (7, off J Garcia).
HR: C Lee (10, off J Garcia, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: J Altuve (1, off J Garcia); C Johnson (3, off J Garcia).
TB: C Lee 5; H Pence 4; J Bourgeois 3; M Bourn 3; C Barmes.
GIDP: J Altuve 2 (2).
RBI: C Lee 2 (60); J Bourgeois (10); J Altuve (2); C Johnson (36).
2-out RBI: J Bourgeois.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Altuve-C Barmes-C Lee.
E: J Altuve (2); H Pence (5).
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (39, 3rd base off J Garcia/G Laird); J Bourgeois (18, 2nd base off J Garcia/G Laird).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nick Punto 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .271 .378 .402 .780 6 4 -0.042 0.85 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 1 1
   Daniel Descalso 2B-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .261 .337 .361 .698 10 6 -0.049 1.01 0.000 -0.049 -0.3 2 2
Jon Jay CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .310 .360 .440 .800 15 10 -0.007 0.60 0.038 -0.045 0.1 1 0 2B
Albert Pujols 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .276 .344 .515 .860 15 10 0.050 1.16 0.124 -0.074 0.8 10 0 2·2B,SB
Matt Holliday LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .311 .409 .543 .951 20 11 -0.074 1.05 0.010 -0.085 -0.4 1 0
David Freese 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .320 .367 .448 .815 13 9 -0.094 0.94 0.000 -0.094 -1.2 0 2 GDP
   Marc Rzepczynski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle Lohse PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .140 .140 .163 .302 4 2 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
Gerald Laird C 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .317 .393 .710 6 3 0.028 0.70 0.028 0.000 0.2 4 0
   Tony Cruz C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .288 .362 .385 .747 12 10 -0.063 1.27 0.000 -0.063 -0.4 3 0
   Yadier Molina C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .330 .438 .769 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Ryan Theriot SS 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 .263 .311 .320 .631 14 9 0.000 1.03 0.042 -0.042 0.1 0 6
Corey Patterson RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .253 .287 .378 .665 7 6 0.129 1.12 0.206 -0.077 1.1 3 0 CS
Jaime Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .070 .091 .070 .161 13 8 -0.042 0.86 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 0 0
   Skip Schumaker 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .326 .366 .692 4 2 -0.040 1.61 0.000 -0.040 -0.2 1 1
Team Totals 31 3 5 2 1 7 32 .161 .188 .258 .446 139 90 -0.217 0.99 0.448 -0.666 -1.0 27 12
2B: A Pujols 2 (16, 2 off W Rodriguez); J Jay (12, off W Rodriguez).
TB: A Pujols 4; J Jay 2; C Patterson; G Laird.
GIDP: D Freese (6).
RBI: C Patterson (34); A Pujols (63).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Freese-N Punto-A Pujols; D Freese-D Descalso-A Pujols.
PB: T Cruz (1); G Laird (2).
E: D Freese (6).
Baserunning
SB: A Pujols (6, 3rd base off W Rodriguez/C Corporan).
CS: C Patterson (9, 3rd base by W Rodriguez/C Corporan).

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
Wandy Rodriguez, W (7-7) 7 5 3 1 1 6 0 3.47 26 117 77 44 9 24 13 6 3 0 64 0.058 0.97 0.1
Sergio Escalona, H (4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.70 3 13 8 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.080 1.08 0.4
Mark Melancon, S (10) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.10 3 9 5 4 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.080 1.08 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 3 1 1 7 0 1.00 32 139 90 52 10 28 17 7 4 0 64 0 0 0.218 0.99 1.0

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
Jaime Garcia, L (10-5) 6 8 5 4 2 3 1 3.14 27 96 62 43 6 13 13 8 3 1 39 -0.351 1.08 -2.3
Marc Rzepczynski 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.83 7 36 26 18 5 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.053 0.49 0.9
Octavio Dotel 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.56 4 14 8 5 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.014 0.20 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 5 4 3 7 1 4.00 38 146 96 66 11 19 15 12 6 1 39 0 0 -0.284 0.90 -1.0
Balks: None.
WP: J Garcia (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Reynolds, 1B - Mike DiMuro, 2B - Cory Blaser, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: 38,794.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 97° F, Wind 12mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Michael Bourn CF 1 Nick Punto 2B
2 Jose Altuve 2B 2 Jon Jay CF
3 Jason Bourgeois LF 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Hunter Pence RF 4 Matt Holliday LF
5 Carlos Lee 1B 5 David Freese 3B
6 Chris Johnson 3B 6 Gerald Laird C
7 Clint Barmes SS 7 Ryan Theriot SS
8 Carlos Corporan C 8 Corey Patterson RF
9 Wandy Rodriguez P 9 Jaime Garcia P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RR STL C. Patterson W. Rodriguez -21% 32% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Laird Scores/unER; Theriot Scores/Adv on E9 (throw)/unER; Patterson to 2B
t5 3-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R HOU J. Bourgeois J. Garcia 15% 64% Ground-rule Double; Rodriguez Scores/unER
t5 3-3 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -13% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Rodriguez to 3B
t6 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R HOU C. Lee J. Garcia 12% 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 2-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -10% 21% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Jay 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' Jaime Garcia facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Garcia 6% 56% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia 3% 59% Bourn Steals 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 6,(1-2)  RO HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -1% 59% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Bourn Scores
t1 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Bourgeois J. Garcia 2% 61% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Pence J. Garcia 2% 62% Bourgeois Steals 2B
t1 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Garcia -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Lee J. Garcia 0% 60% Passed Ball; Bourgeois to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Garcia -3% 56% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL N. Punto W. Rodriguez 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL J. Jay W. Rodriguez 2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -2% 58% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez -0% 58% Pujols Steals 3B
b1 0-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez 4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Barmes J. Garcia -1% 58% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Corporan J. Garcia -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. Freese W. Rodriguez 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b2 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL G. Laird W. Rodriguez -3% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  STL R. Theriot W. Rodriguez -4% 52% Fielder's Choice 3B; Laird to 2B/Safe on E4 (catch); Theriot to 1B
b2 0-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RR STL C. Patterson W. Rodriguez -21% 32% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Laird Scores/unER; Theriot Scores/Adv on E9 (throw)/unER; Patterson to 2B
b2 2-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Garcia W. Rodriguez 5% 37% Patterson Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b2 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Garcia W. Rodriguez 1% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 9-1-2
Tony Cruz replaces Gerald Laird playing C batting 6th
t3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez J. Garcia -3% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Bourn J. Garcia 3% 38% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
t3 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -6% 32% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL N. Punto W. Rodriguez 2% 34% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Jay W. Rodriguez -4% 30% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b3 2-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez -10% 21% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Jay Scores
b3 3-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez -1% 20% Walk
b3 3-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO STL D. Freese W. Rodriguez 6% 25% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 3-4-5
Daniel Descalso replaces Nick Punto playing 2B batting 1st
t4 1-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bourgeois J. Garcia -3% 23% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Garcia 5% 27% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 1-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU C. Lee J. Garcia 10% 37% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Pence Scores
t4 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia 6% 43% Wild Pitch; Lee to 3B
t4 2-3 1 --3 3,(2-0)  RO HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia 3% 45% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Lee Scores
t4 3-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Barmes J. Garcia 2% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 3-3 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Corporan J. Garcia -3% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
b4 3-3 0 --- 10,(2-2)  O STL T. Cruz W. Rodriguez 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 3-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Theriot W. Rodriguez 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Patterson W. Rodriguez 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 9-1-2
t5 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU W. Rodriguez J. Garcia 5% 55% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t5 3-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Garcia 7% 62% Walk; Rodriguez to 2B
t5 3-3 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -13% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Rodriguez to 3B
t5 3-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R HOU J. Bourgeois J. Garcia 15% 64% Ground-rule Double; Rodriguez Scores/unER
t5 4-3 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  HOU H. Pence J. Garcia 0% 64% Passed Ball; Bourgeois to 3B
t5 4-3 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Garcia -4% 60% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
b5 3-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL J. Garcia W. Rodriguez 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Descalso W. Rodriguez 2% 66% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
b5 3-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Jay W. Rodriguez 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 5-6-7
t6 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R HOU C. Lee J. Garcia 12% 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t6 5-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Johnson J. Garcia -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 5-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Barmes J. Garcia -1% 77% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t6 5-3 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Corporan J. Garcia 1% 78% Walk
t6 5-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez J. Garcia -2% 77% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
b6 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Pujols W. Rodriguez 3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday W. Rodriguez 2% 82% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 3-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Freese W. Rodriguez 1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Marc Rzepczynski facing 1-2-3
Marc Rzepczynski replaces David Freese (3B) pitching and batting 5th
Skip Schumaker replaces Jaime Garcia (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Daniel Descalso moves from 2B to 3B
t7 5-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn M. Rzepczynski -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Altuve M. Rzepczynski -1% 81% Lineout: RF
t7 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bourgeois M. Rzepczynski -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
b7 3-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Cruz W. Rodriguez 4% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL R. Theriot W. Rodriguez 2% 86% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b7 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Patterson W. Rodriguez 1% 88% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Marc Rzepczynski facing 4-5-6
t8 5-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU H. Pence M. Rzepczynski 3% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t8 5-3 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee M. Rzepczynski -2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Yadier Molina replaces Tony Cruz playing C batting 6th
t8 5-3 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Johnson M. Rzepczynski -2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-3 2 -2- 9,(2-2)  O HOU C. Barmes M. Rzepczynski -2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Sergio Escalona facing 9-1-2
Sergio Escalona replaces Wandy Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL S. Schumaker S. Escalona 4% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 3-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Descalso S. Escalona 3% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 3-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Jay S. Escalona 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Octavio Dotel facing 8-9-1
Octavio Dotel replaces Marc Rzepczynski pitching and batting 5th
t9 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Corporan O. Dotel -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Brett Wallace pinch hits for Sergio Escalona (P) batting 9th
t9 5-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Wallace O. Dotel -0% 92% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
t9 5-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn O. Dotel 0% 93% Walk
t9 5-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Altuve O. Dotel -1% 92% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Mark Melancon facing 3-4-5
Mark Melancon replaces Brett Wallace (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Pujols M. Melancon 4% 96% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
b9 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday M. Melancon 3% 99% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
Kyle Lohse pinch hits for Octavio Dotel (P) batting 5th
b9 3-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL K. Lohse M. Melancon 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.

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