MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. St. Louis

Astros 1st
Matt Morris pitching:
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Everett doubled to deep left.
Orlando Palmeiro:Strike looking, Ball, Bunt foul, Foul, Palmeiro grounded out to first, Everett to third.
Jeff Bagwell:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bagwell singled to center, Everett scored.
Mike Lamb:Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lamb struck out looking.
Jason Lane:Lane popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Strike looking, Eckstein doubled to deep left.
Larry Walker:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Walker grounded out to second, Eckstein to third.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Pujols homered to center, Eckstein scored.
Jim Edmonds:Strike swinging, Edmonds grounded out to pitcher.
Scott Rolen:Foul, Rolen tripled to deep right.
Reggie Sanders:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Sanders tripled to center, Rolen scored.
Mark Grudzielanek:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grudzielanek singled to right, Sanders scored.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Molina singled to center, Grudzielanek to second.
Matt Morris:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Morris struck out swinging.
End of Inning (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Matt Morris pitching:
Chris Burke:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Burke struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ausmus grounded out to shortstop.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Taveras grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
David Eckstein:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Eckstein flied out to center.
Larry Walker:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Walker doubled to center.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Pujols flied out to center, Walker to third.
Jim Edmonds:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Edmonds walked.
Scott Rolen:Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rolen singled to left center, Walker scored, Edmonds to second.
Reggie Sanders:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Sanders struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
Matt Morris pitching:
Brandon Backe:Ball, Ball, Ball, Backe walked.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Everett flied out to deep left.
Orlando Palmeiro:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Palmeiro lined out to center.
Jeff Bagwell:Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bagwell doubled to deep right, Backe scored.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Ball, Foul, Lamb flied out to center.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Mark Grudzielanek:Grudzielanek singled to center.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Molina grounded out to third, Grudzielanek to second.
Matt Morris:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Morris flied out to center.
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Eckstein doubled to deep left center, Grudzielanek scored.
Larry Walker:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker singled to left center, Eckstein scored.
Albert Pujols:Foul, Foul, Pujols grounded out to third.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
Matt Morris pitching:
Jason Lane:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lane singled to left.
Chris Burke:Burke sacrificed to pitcher, Lane to second.
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ausmus struck out looking.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Taveras flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jim Edmonds:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Edmonds grounded out to pitcher.
Scott Rolen:Rolen popped out to shortstop.
Reggie Sanders:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanders struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
Matt Morris pitching:
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Backe struck out swinging.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Everett singled to left.
Orlando Palmeiro:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Palmeiro grounded out to catcher, Everett to second.
Jeff Bagwell:Bagwell flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike looking, Grudzielanek reached on an infield single.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Bunt foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Molina sacrificed to pitcher, Grudzielanek to second
Roger Cedeno hit for Matt Morris.
Roger Cedeno:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cedeno popped out to shortstop.
David Eckstein:Eckstein singled to center, Grudzielanek scored.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Jimmy Journell pitching:
Mike Lamb:Ball, Foul, Lamb singled to right.
Jason Lane:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lane walked, Lamb to second.
Chris Burke:Burke singled to right, Lamb to third, Lane to second.
Brad Ausmus:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ausmus walked, Lamb scored, Lane to third, Burke to second.
Willy Taveras:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taveras safe at first on shortstop Eckstein's throwing error, Lane scored, Burke to third, Ausmus to second
Craig Biggio hit for Brandon Backe.
Craig Biggio:Foul, Biggio grounded into double play third to first, Burke scored, Ausmus out at third.
Adam Everett:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Everett grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Taveras out at second.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
Cardinals 6th
Russ Springer pitching:
Larry Walker:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker walked.
Albert Pujols:Foul, Pujols flied out to deep right.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Edmonds walked, Walker to second.
Scott Rolen:Ball, Rolen lined out to third.
Reggie Sanders:Ball, Sanders grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Edmonds out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Ray King pitching:
Orlando Palmeiro:Strike looking, Palmeiro grounded out to shortstop.
Jeff Bagwell:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bagwell struck out looking.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lamb walked.
Jason Lane:So Taguchi in left, Julian Tavarez relieved Ray King, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lane struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 7th
Russ Springer pitching:
Mark Grudzielanek:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Grudzielanek fouled out to catcher.
Yadier Molina:Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Molina struck out swinging.
So Taguchi:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taguchi flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Julian Tavarez pitching:
Chris Burke:Ball, Burke singled to left.
Brad Ausmus:Foul, Ausmus sacrificed to third, Burke to second.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Taveras flied out to center
Luke Scott hit for Russ Springer.
Luke Scott:Abraham O. Nunez at second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Scott grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 8th
John Franco pitching:
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Eckstein grounded out to first.
Larry Walker:Strike looking, Ball, Walker fouled out to catcher.
Albert Pujols:Chad Harville relieved John Franco, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pujols walked.
Jim Edmonds:Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Edmonds struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
Jason Isringhausen pitching:
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Ball, Everett flied out to center.
Orlando Palmeiro:Foul, Palmeiro grounded out to first.
Jeff Bagwell:Bagwell grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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