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TEX
@LAA
3
1
MIN
@CLE
3
4
 
(10)
OAK
@DET
12
4
CHW
@KCR
3
4
TOR
@NYY
7
10
BOS
@TBR
4
7
SDP
@ARI
6
5
CIN
@CHC
5
3
PHI
@NYM
16
1
MIL
@PIT
9
7
COL
@SFG
2
9
HOU
@STL
4
5
LAD
@WSN
1
4
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 12:46PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 34,788, Time of Game: 3:27
Astros
4
48-102
 Lost 3 
6th, 43 GB
at Cardinals
5
80-70
 Won 4 
2nd, 11 GB
W: Jaime Garcia (5-7)
L: Bud Norris (5-13)
S: Jason Motte (38)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  0    4 10  0
Cardinals       3  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    5  9  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Altuve 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .291 .340 .394 .733 14 13 -0.197 1.82 0.051 -0.248 -0.8 4 1 CS
Brandon Barnes CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .219 .250 .301 .551 11 7 0.083 1.38 0.145 -0.063 0.6 3 0 2B
   Brett Wallace PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260 .325 .422 .747 4 3 -0.175 7.07 0.000 -0.175 -0.7 1 0
Matt Dominguez 3B 5 0 3 0 0 0 5 .311 .338 .527 .865 18 13 0.203 1.75 0.270 -0.067 1.0 0 1
   Jordan Schafer PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .297 .294 .591 0.033 2.74 0.033 0.000 0.1 SB
Justin Maxwell RF-LF 3 1 1 1 2 2 5 .235 .311 .466 .777 20 11 0.117 2.40 0.236 -0.119 1.4 4 0 2B
J.D. Martinez LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .242 .312 .377 .689 16 13 -0.434 2.63 0.000 -0.434 -2.9 0 0 GDP
   Hector Ambriz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Castro C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .341 .366 .707 3 3 -0.089 3.82 0.000 -0.089 -0.3 1 0
Brandon Laird 1B 2 0 1 2 1 0 3 .294 .368 .529 .898 10 5 0.273 1.74 0.273 0.000 2.3 2 0
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Bogusevic RF-CF 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .205 .293 .294 .587 11 4 -0.021 3.03 0.088 -0.109 0.1 0 0
Carlos Corporan C 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .257 .293 .457 .750 9 7 -0.054 2.24 0.074 -0.128 -0.6 7 3 SH
   Jose Valdez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Xavier Cedeno P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Marwin Gonzalez SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .232 .278 .325 .603 9 7 -0.049 0.99 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 1 0
   Tyler Greene PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .270 .393 .663 6 3 -0.178 2.96 0.000 -0.178 -1.1 0 0 GDP
   Jed Lowrie PH-SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .252 .341 .446 .787 4 0 0.045 3.07 0.045 0.000 0.2 0 1
Bud Norris P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .106 .122 .128 .250 9 5 -0.034 0.70 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 0 0
   Scott Moore 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .243 .321 .432 .753 6 4 0.086 1.83 0.086 0.000 0.6 1 0
   Matt Downs PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .203 .251 .378 .629 8 4 0.140 4.74 0.140 0.000 0.7 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 10 4 6 10 42 .286 .390 .343 .733 158 102 -0.251 2.20 1.441 -1.693 -0.2 24 7
2B: B Barnes (3, off J Garcia); J Maxwell (11, off J Garcia).
SH: C Corporan (1, off M Boggs).
TB: M Dominguez 3; B Barnes 3; J Maxwell 2; J Altuve 2; S Moore; B Laird.
GIDP: J Martinez (18); T Greene (6).
RBI: B Laird 2 (4); B Barnes (7); J Maxwell (49).
2-out RBI: B Laird 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: J Schafer (27, 2nd base off J Motte/Y Molina).
CS: J Altuve (8, 2nd base by Y Molina POCS).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jon Jay CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .308 .382 .399 .781 20 11 -0.071 0.82 0.045 -0.116 -0.9 1 0 SB,CS
Matt Carpenter RF-3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .297 .362 .483 .845 23 14 -0.032 0.70 0.026 -0.058 -0.5 2 0
Matt Holliday LF 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .298 .375 .510 .885 16 10 0.012 1.03 0.066 -0.054 0.3 0 0
Allen Craig 1B 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .307 .359 .543 .901 13 8 0.215 1.15 0.294 -0.079 1.9 10 0 HR,2B,CS
Yadier Molina C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .321 .379 .509 .888 11 8 -0.073 0.69 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 10 1
David Freese 3B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .295 .366 .472 .839 18 9 0.004 0.86 0.037 -0.033 0.4 0 3
   Adron Chambers PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .320 .333 .653 0.023 0.71 0.023 0.000 0.3 0 0
Daniel Descalso 2B 1 1 0 0 2 1 4 .221 .299 .312 .611 16 6 0.047 1.04 0.069 -0.021 0.2 4 2 SH
Pete Kozma SS 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .257 .297 .429 .726 21 11 -0.084 1.64 0.050 -0.134 -1.2 0 5
Jaime Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235 .278 .294 .572 8 4 -0.037 0.75 0.000 -0.037 -0.4 0 1
   Carlos Beltran PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .270 .344 .495 .839 3 2 0.241 2.83 0.241 0.000 1.8 2B
   Edward Mujica P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mitchell Boggs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Marc Rzepczynski P 0 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 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Skip Schumaker PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .282 .345 .378 .723 5 1 0.004 0.90 0.004 0.000 0.1 IW
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 9 5 6 9 37 .300 .417 .467 .883 154 84 0.249 1.01 0.855 -0.605 1.3 27 13
2B: A Craig (33, off B Norris); C Beltran (26, off W Wright).
HR: A Craig (22, off B Norris, 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SH: D Descalso (7, off J Valdez).
IBB: S Schumaker (2, by J Valdez).
TB: A Craig 6; D Freese 2; M Holliday 2; C Beltran 2; J Jay; M Carpenter.
RBI: A Craig 3 (86); C Beltran 2 (89).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Freese-D Descalso-A Craig; P Kozma-D Descalso-A Craig.
E: D Freese (16).
Baserunning
SB: J Jay (18, 2nd base off B Norris/C Corporan).
CS: J Jay (7, 2nd base by B Norris/C Corporan); A Craig (1, 2nd base by H Ambriz/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
Bud Norris, L (5-13) 5.1 6 5 5 5 7 1 5.05 26 111 60 34 8 18 3 11 2 0 38 -0.116 1.03 -1.1
Wesley Wright 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.14 3 8 5 4 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 2 -0.203 1.45 -1.1
Hector Ambriz 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 3 16 9 5 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.040 0.79 0.5
Jose Valdez 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.16 4 15 7 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.001 0.76 -0.0
Xavier Cedeno 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.13 1 4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.029 1.06 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 6 9 1 5.62 37 154 84 48 11 25 7 15 6 0 38 4 2 -0.251 1.01 -1.3

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, W (5-7) 6 6 3 3 2 5 0 4.25 26 96 66 37 8 21 11 8 6 0 51 0.010 1.35 -0.2
Edward Mujica, H (27) 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 3.25 6 20 12 9 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 -0.032 2.69 -0.5
Mitchell Boggs, H (32) 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.38 3 11 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.093 2.92 -0.4
Marc Rzepczynski 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.37 1 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.140 4.74 -0.7
Fernando Salas, H (7) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.02 2 7 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.350 6.59 1.5
Jason Motte, S (38) 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.94 4 17 12 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.154 3.58 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 6 10 0 4.00 42 159 102 58 15 29 17 9 7 0 51 5 0 0.249 2.20 0.2
M Rzepczynski faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Valdez (1); J Garcia (10); E Mujica (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Valdez (1; S Schumaker).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Vanover, 1B - Dan Bellino, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Mike Estabrook.
Time of Game: 3:27.
Attendance: 34,788.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 5mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Jose Altuve 2B 1 Jon Jay CF
2 Brandon Barnes CF 2 Matt Carpenter RF
3 Matt Dominguez 3B 3 Matt Holliday LF
4 Justin Maxwell RF 4 Allen Craig 1B
5 J.D. Martinez LF 5 Yadier Molina C
6 Brandon Laird 1B 6 David Freese 3B
7 Carlos Corporan C 7 Daniel Descalso 2B
8 Marwin Gonzalez SS 8 Pete Kozma SS
9 Bud Norris P 9 Jaime Garcia P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 4-5 1 123 4,(1-2)  OO HOU J. Martinez E. Mujica 29% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR STL A. Craig B. Norris 25% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Carpenter Scores; Holliday Scores
b6 3-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR STL C. Beltran W. Wright 24% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Descalso Scores; Kozma Scores
t6 3-3 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  OO HOU T. Greene J. Garcia 18% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t8 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Altuve F. Salas 18% 70% 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' Jaime Garcia facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Barnes J. Garcia 3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Dominguez J. Garcia -7% 43% Single to LF (Line Drive); Altuve to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia -2% 41% Wild Pitch; Dominguez to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia -1% 40% Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Garcia 7% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU B. Laird J. Garcia -10% 38% Walk; Altuve Scores; Dominguez to 3B; Maxwell to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Corporan J. Garcia 6% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Jay B. Norris -2% 42% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  STL M. Carpenter B. Norris 3% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL M. Holliday B. Norris 4% 48% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Carpenter to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR STL A. Craig B. Norris 25% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Carpenter Scores; Holliday Scores
b1 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris -1% 72% Popfly: 2B
b1 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL D. Freese B. Norris 1% 73% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 3-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Descalso B. Norris -2% 71% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 8-9-1
t2 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Gonzalez J. Garcia 2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Norris J. Garcia 2% 75% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t2 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia 1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Bud Norris facing 8-9-1
b2 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL P. Kozma B. Norris -1% 74% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b2 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Garcia B. Norris -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  STL J. Jay B. Norris 1% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b2 3-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Carpenter B. Norris 1% 75% Jay Steals 2B
b2 3-1 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O STL M. Carpenter B. Norris -2% 72% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 2-3-4
t3 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Barnes J. Garcia -7% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t3 1-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Dominguez J. Garcia 5% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 1-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia -11% 60% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Barnes Scores
t3 2-3 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Garcia 4% 64% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Laird J. Garcia -11% 53% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Maxwell Scores
t3 3-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Corporan J. Garcia 3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Bud Norris facing 3-4-5
b3 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Craig B. Norris 5% 58% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 3-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris -4% 54% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b3 3-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Freese B. Norris 1% 55% Walk
b3 3-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  STL D. Descalso B. Norris 3% 58% Walk; Craig to 3B; Freese to 2B
b3 3-3 2 123 8,(3-2)  O STL P. Kozma B. Norris -8% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 8-9-1
t4 3-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Gonzalez J. Garcia 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Norris J. Garcia 2% 55% Groundout: P-1B
t4 3-3 2 --- 5,(0-2)  HOU J. Altuve J. Garcia -1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 3-3 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  O HOU B. Barnes J. Garcia 3% 56% Altuve Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Bud Norris facing 9-1-2
b4 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Garcia B. Norris -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 3-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL J. Jay B. Norris 3% 56% Walk
b4 3-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Carpenter B. Norris -5% 51% Jay Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b4 3-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. Carpenter B. Norris -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
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 2-3-4
t5 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Barnes J. Garcia 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU M. Dominguez J. Garcia 2% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 3-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Maxwell J. Garcia 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Bud Norris facing 3-4-5
b5 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday B. Norris -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Craig B. Norris -2% 51% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b5 3-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina B. Norris -1% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Jaime Garcia facing 5-6-7
t6 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Garcia 3% 53% Lineout: 2B
t6 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Laird J. Garcia -6% 47% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Laird to 2B
t6 3-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Corporan J. Garcia -7% 39% Fielder's Choice SS; Laird to 3B
Tyler Greene pinch hits for Marwin Gonzalez (SS) batting 8th
t6 3-3 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  OO HOU T. Greene J. Garcia 18% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Bud Norris facing 6-7-8
Tyler Greene moves from PH to SS
b6 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese B. Norris -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL D. Descalso B. Norris 4% 58% Walk
b6 3-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL P. Kozma B. Norris 5% 63% Walk; Descalso to 2B
Wesley Wright replaces Brandon Laird (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Scott Moore replaces Bud Norris (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Carlos Beltran pinch hits for Jaime Garcia (P) batting 9th
b6 3-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RR STL C. Beltran W. Wright 24% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Descalso Scores; Kozma Scores
b6 5-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Jay W. Wright -2% 85% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF); Beltran to 3B
b6 5-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Carpenter W. Wright -2% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Edward Mujica facing 9-1-2
Edward Mujica replaces Carlos Beltran (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU S. Moore E. Mujica -6% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t7 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Altuve E. Mujica -3% 74% Wild Pitch; Moore to 2B
t7 3-5 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Altuve E. Mujica 4% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B); Moore to 3B
t7 3-5 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R HOU B. Barnes E. Mujica -8% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Moore Scores
t7 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Dominguez E. Mujica -7% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive); Barnes to 2B
t7 4-5 1 12- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Maxwell E. Mujica -12% 51% Walk; Barnes to 3B; Dominguez to 2B
t7 4-5 1 123 4,(1-2)  OO HOU J. Martinez E. Mujica 29% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Hector Ambriz facing 3-4-5
Hector Ambriz replaces J.D. Martinez (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Justin Maxwell moves from RF to LF
Brian Bogusevic replaces Wesley Wright (P) playing RF batting 6th
b7 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Holliday H. Ambriz 3% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 5-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Craig H. Ambriz -3% 80% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b7 5-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina H. Ambriz -3% 77% Craig Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 5-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL Y. Molina H. Ambriz -1% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 6-7-8
Mitchell Boggs replaces Edward Mujica pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Bogusevic M. Boggs -9% 67% Walk
t8 4-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Corporan M. Boggs 4% 71% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Bogusevic to 2B
Jed Lowrie pinch hits for Tyler Greene (SS) batting 8th
t8 4-5 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Lowrie M. Boggs -4% 66% Walk
Marc Rzepczynski replaces Mitchell Boggs pitching and batting 9th
Matt Downs pinch hits for Scott Moore (1B) batting 9th
t8 4-5 1 12- 8,(3-2)  HOU M. Downs M. Rzepczynski -14% 52% Walk; Bogusevic to 3B; Lowrie to 2B
Fernando Salas replaces Marc Rzepczynski pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Altuve F. Salas 18% 70% Strikeout Swinging
Brett Wallace pinch hits for Brandon Barnes (CF) batting 2nd
t8 4-5 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Wallace F. Salas 17% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Jose Valdez facing 6-7-8
Jose Valdez replaces Carlos Corporan (C) pitching and batting 7th
Jason Castro replaces Hector Ambriz (P) playing C batting 5th
Brett Wallace moves from PH to 1B
Jed Lowrie moves from PH to SS
Brian Bogusevic moves from RF to CF
Matt Downs moves from PH to RF
b8 5-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  STL D. Freese J. Valdez 2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
Adron Chambers pinch runs for David Freese (3B) batting 6th
b8 5-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Descalso J. Valdez -1% 89% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Weak SS-2B); Chambers to 2B
b8 5-4 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  STL P. Kozma J. Valdez 2% 91% Wild Pitch; Chambers to 3B
b8 5-4 1 --3 6,(2-2)  O STL P. Kozma J. Valdez -4% 87% Strikeout Swinging
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for Fernando Salas (P) batting 9th
b8 5-4 2 --3 5,(3-1)  STL S. Schumaker J. Valdez 0% 87% Intentional Walk
Xavier Cedeno replaces Jose Valdez pitching and batting 7th
b8 5-4 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Jay X. Cedeno -3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 3-4-5
Jason Motte replaces Skip Schumaker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Matt Carpenter moves from RF to 3B
Adron Chambers moves from PR to RF
t9 4-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Dominguez J. Motte -11% 73% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
Jordan Schafer pinch runs for Matt Dominguez (3B) batting 3rd
t9 4-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Maxwell J. Motte 10% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Castro J. Motte 9% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Bogusevic J. Motte -3% 89% Schafer Steals 2B
t9 4-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Motte 11% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

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