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Standings
LAA
@BOS
14
13
 
(10)
TOR
@DET
2
3
 
(11)
OAK
@TBR
0
5
MIN
@TEX
6
10
COL
@NYM
1
0
CIN
@PHI
3
4
 
(11)
ATL
@SFG
2
5
HOU
@STL
5
13
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 12:45PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 30,343, Time of Game: 3:20
Astros
5
39-86
 Lost 7 
6th, 36½ GB
at Cardinals
13
68-56
 Won 3 
2nd, 7 GB
W: Jake Westbrook (13-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  2  0   1  1  0   0  0  0    5 11  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   3  5  1   0  4  X   13 17  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Altuve 2B 4 0 2 2 0 1 .304 .777 17 11 0.056 0.75 0.100 -0.044 0.8 1 1 SF
Brian Bogusevic CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .210 .605 16 9 -0.008 0.52 0.030 -0.038 -0.2 4 0 HBP
Brett Wallace 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 .288 .879 12 9 0.057 0.57 0.073 -0.016 0.3 8 1 2B
Ben Francisco RF 5 1 3 0 0 1 .252 .687 22 13 0.085 1.06 0.162 -0.078 1.0 0 1 2B
Jason Castro C 5 0 2 0 0 0 .257 .697 14 8 -0.044 0.83 0.019 -0.063 0.0 7 0
Tyler Greene SS 4 0 0 0 1 3 .230 .664 21 14 -0.044 0.81 0.016 -0.061 -1.1 0 3
Scott Moore 3B 3 1 0 1 0 1 .227 .712 17 10 0.044 0.69 0.059 -0.015 -0.1 0 1 HBP,SF
Fernando Martinez LF 4 2 2 0 1 0 .159 .496 15 8 0.141 0.52 0.145 -0.004 1.2 3 0 2·2B
Dallas Keuchel P 1 0 0 1 0 0 .071 .138 7 6 -0.051 1.07 0.000 -0.051 -0.9 0 2 SF,SH
   Hector Ambriz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mickey Storey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Steve Pearce PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .745 5 2 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Xavier Cedeno P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rhiner Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 4 3 7 .314 .801 146 90 0.224 0.74 0.604 -0.382 0.8 24 9
2B: B Wallace (5, off J Westbrook); F Martinez 2 (4, 2 off J Westbrook); B Francisco (9, off J Westbrook).
SF: J Altuve (4, off J Westbrook); S Moore (3, off J Westbrook); D Keuchel (1, off J Westbrook).
SH: D Keuchel (4, off J Westbrook).
HBP: B Bogusevic (6, by J Westbrook); S Moore (5, by J Westbrook).
TB: F Martinez 4; B Francisco 4; B Wallace 3; J Castro 2; J Altuve 2.
RBI: J Altuve 2 (33); D Keuchel (1); S Moore (20).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Moore-J Altuve-B Wallace.
E: B Wallace (4).
Outfield Assists: B Francisco (Y Molina at 2nd base).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jon Jay CF 4 3 2 0 0 0 .316 .810 20 13 0.091 0.87 0.123 -0.032 1.1 1 0 2B,SH
Allen Craig 1B 5 2 3 3 0 0 .313 .948 21 14 0.139 1.09 0.173 -0.034 2.9 10 1 2B
Matt Holliday LF 5 1 2 4 0 0 .303 .900 20 13 0.180 0.87 0.208 -0.028 2.0 1 0 2B
   Matt Carpenter RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .864 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Carlos Beltran RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 .276 .874 21 15 -0.040 0.38 0.010 -0.050 -1.2 2 0
   Marc Rzepczynski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Yadier Molina C 3 1 2 1 1 0 .324 .886 11 5 0.063 0.50 0.077 -0.014 0.9 7 1 2B
   Tony Cruz PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 .232 .600 2 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.3 1 0
David Freese 3B 4 1 3 4 1 0 .298 .844 14 7 0.239 0.46 0.244 -0.006 3.3 0 1 HR,GDP
Daniel Descalso 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .225 .622 9 7 -0.043 0.53 0.000 -0.043 -0.5 1 2
   Edward Mujica P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fernando Salas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Shane Robinson PH-LF 2 1 1 0 0 1 .262 .675 5 5 0.003 0.03 0.003 0.000 -0.1 0 0 2B
Rafael Furcal SS 4 2 2 1 0 1 .269 .688 13 9 0.028 0.62 0.057 -0.029 0.7 3 1
Jake Westbrook P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .133 .360 3 3 -0.015 0.61 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 1 2
   Ryan Jackson PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .167 .452 2 1 0.084 2.15 0.084 0.000 0.6
   Barret Browning P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Skip Schumaker 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .771 9 7 -0.005 0.10 0.000 -0.005 -0.5 0 2
Team Totals 39 13 17 13 3 7 .436 1.117 150 101 0.724 0.64 0.979 -0.256 9.3 27 10
2B: M Holliday (30, off H Ambriz); Y Molina (25, off D Keuchel); A Craig (27, off M Storey); J Jay (13, off M Storey); S Robinson (8, off X Cedeno).
HR: D Freese (17, off D Keuchel; 4th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: J Jay (7, off D Keuchel).
TB: D Freese 6; A Craig 4; J Jay 3; M Holliday 3; Y Molina 3; S Robinson 2; R Furcal 2; R Jackson; T Cruz.
GIDP: D Freese (15).
RBI: M Holliday 4 (85); D Freese 4 (70); A Craig 3 (65); R Furcal (48); Y Molina (60).
2-out RBI: D Freese 4; A Craig.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 10 for 14.
Fielding
E: D Freese (11); J Westbrook (5).

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
Dallas Keuchel, L (1-6) 4 5 6 5 1 2 1 5.40 19 59 39 26 3 10 9 7 3 0 31 -0.336 0.89 -3.0
Hector Ambriz 1 3 2 2 1 2 0 18.00 6 18 12 9 2 1 1 2 1 0 3 3 -0.353 1.46 -2.7
Mickey Storey 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.00 8 38 23 17 2 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 -0.023 0.20 -0.1
Xavier Cedeno 0.1 3 3 3 0 1 0 4.87 4 10 8 4 0 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 -0.007 0.04 -1.4
Rhiner Cruz 0.2 4 1 1 0 1 0 6.90 6 25 19 14 1 4 1 4 3 0 2 2 -0.003 0.01 -2.1
Team Totals 8 17 13 12 3 7 1 13.50 43 150 101 70 8 23 13 20 12 0 31 5 5 -0.722 0.64 -9.3
D Keuchel faced 3 batters in the 5th 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
Jake Westbrook, W (13-9) 5 7 5 5 2 1 0 3.67 27 81 47 30 7 10 14 8 5 0 32 -0.313 0.86 -2.7
Barret Browning, H (4) 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.12 3 17 10 6 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.046 0.88 -0.4
Edward Mujica, H (20) 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.47 5 16 13 8 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0.116 0.98 1.3
Fernando Salas 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.11 4 11 7 3 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.021 0.39 0.5
Marc Rzepczynski 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.76 5 21 13 7 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 3 7 0 5.00 44 146 90 54 14 22 18 14 8 0 32 2 0 -0.222 0.74 -0.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Westbrook 2 (7; S Moore, B Bogusevic).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - D.J. Reyburn, 1B - Phil Cuzzi, 2B - Manny Gonzalez, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 90° F, Wind 2mph from Right to Left, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Jose Altuve 2B 1 Jon Jay CF
2 Brian Bogusevic CF 2 Allen Craig 1B
3 Brett Wallace 1B 3 Matt Holliday LF
4 Ben Francisco RF 4 Carlos Beltran RF
5 Jason Castro C 5 Yadier Molina C
6 Tyler Greene SS 6 David Freese 3B
7 Scott Moore 3B 7 Daniel Descalso 2B
8 Fernando Martinez LF 8 Rafael Furcal SS
9 Dallas Keuchel P 9 Jake Westbrook P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-4 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RRR STL D. Freese D. Keuchel 23% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Beltran Scores; Molina Scores
b5 4-5 0 123 2,(0-1)  RRR STL M. Holliday H. Ambriz 21% 86% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Jackson Scores; Jay Scores/unER; Craig Scores
b5 3-5 0 123 2,(0-1)  R STL A. Craig H. Ambriz 13% 65% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Furcal Scores; Jackson to 3B; Jay to 2B
b5 3-5 0 12- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Jay D. Keuchel 11% 52% Reached on E3 (throw to 1B)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Furcal to 3B; Jackson to 2B
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU F. Martinez J. Westbrook -10% 26% Double to 1B (Line Drive to RF Line); Moore 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' Jake Westbrook facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Altuve J. Westbrook 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Westbrook 1% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Wallace J. Westbrook -2% 51% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU B. Francisco J. Westbrook -10% 42% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Wallace Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/No RBI
t1 1-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Castro J. Westbrook -2% 40% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Francisco to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Greene J. Westbrook 4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Dallas Keuchel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Jay D. Keuchel -2% 42% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Craig D. Keuchel -2% 40% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday D. Keuchel -1% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU S. Moore J. Westbrook -3% 36% Hit By Pitch
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU F. Martinez J. Westbrook -10% 26% Double to 1B (Line Drive to RF Line); Moore to 3B
t2 1-0 0 -23 3,(1-1)  RO HOU D. Keuchel J. Westbrook 2% 28% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Moore Scores
t2 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Altuve J. Westbrook -7% 21% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Martinez Scores
t2 3-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Westbrook 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B; Altuve to 2B
t2 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Wallace J. Westbrook -1% 21% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Altuve to 3B
t2 3-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Francisco J. Westbrook 3% 24% Lineout: SS (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Dallas Keuchel facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Beltran D. Keuchel -2% 21% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina D. Keuchel -1% 20% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b2 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. Freese D. Keuchel 1% 21% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Descalso D. Keuchel -2% 19% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 5-6-7
t3 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Castro J. Westbrook 1% 20% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Greene J. Westbrook 1% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Moore J. Westbrook 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Dallas Keuchel facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Furcal D. Keuchel -2% 20% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Westbrook D. Keuchel -1% 18% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Jay D. Keuchel -1% 17% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU F. Martinez J. Westbrook -3% 14% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t4 3-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Keuchel J. Westbrook 0% 14% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Martinez to 3B
t4 3-0 1 --3 5,(3-1)  RO HOU J. Altuve J. Westbrook -2% 12% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Martinez Scores
t4 4-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Bogusevic J. Westbrook -0% 12% Hit By Pitch
t4 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Wallace J. Westbrook 1% 13% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Dallas Keuchel facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Craig D. Keuchel -2% 11% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 0-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday D. Keuchel -1% 10% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 0-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL C. Beltran D. Keuchel 1% 11% Walk
b4 0-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL Y. Molina D. Keuchel 3% 14% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Beltran to 3B
b4 0-4 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RRR STL D. Freese D. Keuchel 23% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Beltran Scores; Molina Scores
b4 3-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Descalso D. Keuchel -1% 35% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 4-5-6
t5 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Francisco J. Westbrook -7% 29% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t5 4-3 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Castro J. Westbrook 1% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Francisco to 3B
t5 4-3 1 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU T. Greene J. Westbrook -2% 28% Walk
t5 4-3 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  RO HOU S. Moore J. Westbrook -3% 25% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Francisco Scores
t5 5-3 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU F. Martinez J. Westbrook -1% 24% Walk; Greene to 2B
t5 5-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Keuchel J. Westbrook 3% 27% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Dallas Keuchel facing 8-9-1
b5 3-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Furcal D. Keuchel 5% 32% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Ryan Jackson pinch hits for Jake Westbrook (P) batting 9th
b5 3-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Jackson D. Keuchel 8% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Furcal to 2B
b5 3-5 0 12- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Jay D. Keuchel 11% 52% Reached on E3 (throw to 1B)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Furcal to 3B; Jackson to 2B
Hector Ambriz replaces Dallas Keuchel pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-5 0 123 2,(0-1)  R STL A. Craig H. Ambriz 13% 65% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Furcal Scores; Jackson to 3B; Jay to 2B
b5 4-5 0 123 2,(0-1)  RRR STL M. Holliday H. Ambriz 21% 86% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Jackson Scores; Jay Scores/unER; Craig Scores
b5 7-5 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Beltran H. Ambriz -3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b5 7-5 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RO STL Y. Molina H. Ambriz 4% 88% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Holliday Scores; Molina out at 2B/RF-1B
b5 8-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL D. Freese H. Ambriz 0% 88% Walk
b5 8-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Descalso H. Ambriz -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 8.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-8, Cardinals' Barret Browning facing 1-2-3
Barret Browning replaces Ryan Jackson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-8 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Altuve B. Browning 2% 90% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Bogusevic B. Browning -3% 87% Walk
t6 5-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU B. Wallace B. Browning -4% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Bogusevic to 2B
Edward Mujica replaces Daniel Descalso (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Skip Schumaker replaces Barret Browning (P) playing 2B batting 9th
t6 5-8 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Francisco E. Mujica 5% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Castro E. Mujica 4% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-5, Astros' Mickey Storey facing 8-9-1
Mickey Storey replaces Hector Ambriz pitching and batting 9th
b6 8-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Furcal M. Storey -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b6 8-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker M. Storey -0% 91% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b6 8-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Jay M. Storey 1% 92% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b6 8-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R STL A. Craig M. Storey 4% 95% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Jay Scores
b6 9-5 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Holliday M. Storey -1% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 9.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-9, Cardinals' Edward Mujica facing 6-7-8
t7 5-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Greene E. Mujica 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-9 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU S. Moore E. Mujica 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU F. Martinez E. Mujica 0% 97% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Mickey Storey facing 4-5-6
b7 9-5 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O STL C. Beltran M. Storey -0% 97% Flyball: LF
b7 9-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL Y. Molina M. Storey 0% 97% Walk
b7 9-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO STL D. Freese M. Storey -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 9.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-9, Cardinals' Fernando Salas facing 9-1-2
Fernando Salas replaces Edward Mujica pitching and batting 7th
Steve Pearce pinch hits for Mickey Storey (P) batting 9th
t8 5-9 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU S. Pearce F. Salas 1% 98% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t8 5-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Altuve F. Salas -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 5-9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Bogusevic F. Salas 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 5-9 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Wallace F. Salas 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Xavier Cedeno facing 7-8-9
Xavier Cedeno replaces Steve Pearce (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Shane Robinson pinch hits for Fernando Salas (P) batting 7th
b8 9-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL S. Robinson X. Cedeno 0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b8 9-5 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Furcal X. Cedeno 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive); Robinson Scores
b8 10-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker X. Cedeno -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 10-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL J. Jay X. Cedeno 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Furcal to 2B
Rhiner Cruz replaces Xavier Cedeno pitching and batting 9th
b8 10-5 1 12- 8,(3-2)  R STL A. Craig R. Cruz 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Furcal Scores; Jay to 3B
b8 11-5 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  R STL M. Holliday R. Cruz 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Jay Scores; Craig to 2B
b8 12-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Beltran R. Cruz -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Tony Cruz pinch hits for Yadier Molina (C) batting 5th
b8 12-5 2 12- 2,(0-1)  STL T. Cruz R. Cruz 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Craig to 3B; Holliday to 2B
b8 12-5 2 123 2,(0-1)  R STL D. Freese R. Cruz 0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Craig Scores; Holliday to 3B; Cruz to 2B
b8 13-5 2 123 4,(0-2)  O STL S. Robinson R. Cruz -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 13.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-13, Cardinals' Marc Rzepczynski facing 4-5-6
Marc Rzepczynski replaces Carlos Beltran (RF) pitching and batting 4th
Tony Cruz moves from PH to C
Shane Robinson moves from PH to LF
Matt Carpenter replaces Matt Holliday (LF) playing RF batting 3rd
t9 5-13 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Francisco M. Rzepczynski -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 5-13 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Castro M. Rzepczynski -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Francisco to 2B
t9 5-13 0 12- 4,(0-2)  O HOU T. Greene M. Rzepczynski 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-13 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU S. Moore M. Rzepczynski 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Francisco to 3B; Castro to 2B
t9 5-13 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O HOU F. Martinez M. Rzepczynski 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cardinals 13.

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