MLB Play by Play - St. Louis vs. Houston

Cardinals 1st
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Foul, Eckstein singled to center.
Larry Walker:Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Walker popped out to shortstop.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Pujols singled softly to center, Eckstein to second.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Edmonds struck out swinging.
John Rodriguez:Strike looking, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Mark Mulder pitching:
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bunt foul, Taveras struck out swinging.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Biggio flied out to right.
Morgan Ensberg:Ensberg lined out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 2nd
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Grudzielanek struck out swinging.
Abraham O. Nunez:Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Nunez grounded out to second.
Yadier Molina:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Molina homered to right.
Mark Mulder:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mulder walked.
David Eckstein:Eckstein fouled out to third.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Mark Mulder pitching:
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Ball, Berkman walked.
Jason Lane:Ball, Strike looking, Lane safe at first on 2nd baseman Grudzielanek's fielding error, Berkman to second.
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Burke singled softly to center, Berkman to third, Lane to second.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Everett reached on fielder's choice to third, Berkman scored, Lane to third, Burke out at second.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ausmus singled softly to right, Lane scored, Everett to third.
Ezequiel Astacio:Bunt foul, Pickoff attempt, Bunt foul, Astacio struck out swinging.
Willy Taveras:Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Taveras struck out looking.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)

Cardinals 3rd
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Larry Walker:Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Walker flied out to left.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols flied out to deep right.
Jim Edmonds:Edmonds doubled to center.
John Rodriguez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rodriguez struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Mark Mulder pitching:
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Biggio lined out to center.
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ensberg struck out swinging.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berkman walked.
Jason Lane:Ball, Foul, Lane lined out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 4th
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike looking, Foul, Grudzielanek struck out swinging.
Abraham O. Nunez:Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Molina lined out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
So Taguchi in right
Mark Mulder pitching:
Chris Burke:Ball, Burke grounded out to shortstop.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Ball, Everett grounded out to shortstop.
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Ausmus grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 5th
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Mark Mulder:Strike looking, Strike looking, Mulder struck out looking.
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Eckstein grounded out to shortstop.
So Taguchi:Strike looking, Taguchi grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Mark Mulder pitching:
Ezequiel Astacio:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Astacio struck out looking.
Willy Taveras:Ball, Strike (missed bunt), Taveras grounded out to second.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 6th
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols singled softly to right.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Edmonds homered to left center, Pujols scored.
John Rodriguez:Rodriguez singled to center.
Mark Grudzielanek:Grudzielanek flied out to left.
Abraham O. Nunez:Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nunez singled to left center, Rodriguez to second.
Russ Springer relieved Ezequiel Astacio.
Yadier Molina:Molina singled to left center, Rodriguez to third, Nunez to second.
Mark Mulder:Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Mulder struck out looking.
David Eckstein:Eckstein fouled out to first.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Mark Mulder pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Ensberg grounded out to shortstop.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Berkman grounded out to pitcher.
Jason Lane:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lane struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 7th
Russ Springer pitching:
So Taguchi:Strike looking, Ball, Taguchi grounded out to pitcher.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Pujols popped out to shortstop.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Edmonds grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Mark Mulder pitching:
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Foul, Burke struck out swinging.
Adam Everett:Ball, Strike looking, Everett grounded out to second.
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 8th
Russ Springer pitching:
John Rodriguez:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rodriguez singled to right
Eric Bruntlett at shortstop.
Dan Wheeler relieved Russ Springer.
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Grudzielanek struck out swinging.
Abraham O. Nunez:Nunez reached on fielder's choice to third, Rodriguez out at second.
Yadier Molina:Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Molina flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Mark Mulder pitching:
Eric Bruntlett:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bruntlett grounded out to pitcher.
Willy Taveras:Ball, Taveras grounded out to pitcher.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Strike looking, Biggio grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 9th
Hector Luna hit for Mark Mulder
Dan Wheeler pitching:
Hector Luna:Ball, Strike looking, Luna popped out to first.
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Ball, Bunt foul, Eckstein struck out swinging.
So Taguchi:Taguchi flied out to deep left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 9th
Jason Isringhausen pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Ensberg homered to center.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Berkman struck out swinging.
Jason Lane:Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lane struck out swinging
Mike Lamb hit for Chris Burke.
Mike Lamb:Foul, Ball, Lamb grounded out to first.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 10th
Dan Wheeler pitching:
Albert Pujols:Foul, Strike looking, Pujols doubled to left.
Jim Edmonds:Foul, Ball, Edmonds sacrificed to pitcher, Pujols to third
Orlando Palmeiro in left.
John Rodriguez:Rodriguez sacrificed to third, Pujols scored.
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Grudzielanek grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 10th
Jason Isringhausen pitching:
Orlando Palmeiro:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Palmeiro grounded out to first.
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus homered to left center.
Eric Bruntlett:Strike looking, Strike looking, Bruntlett struck out swinging.
Willy Taveras:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Taveras grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 11th
Orlando Palmeiro pitching:
Abraham O. Nunez:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to catcher.
Yadier Molina:Strike swinging, Foul, Molina grounded out to shortstop
John Mabry hit for Jason Isringhausen.
John Mabry:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mabry flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 11th
Cal Eldred pitching:
Craig Biggio:Ball, Biggio doubled to deep left center.
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ensberg grounded out to second, Biggio to third.
Lance Berkman:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Berkman intentionally walked
Charles Gipson ran for Lance Berkman.
Jason Lane:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Lane popped out to second
Jose Vizcaino hit for Brad Lidge.
Jose Vizcaino:Ball, Gipson to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Foul, Vizcaino struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 12th
Chad Qualls pitching:
David Eckstein:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Eckstein grounded out to second.
So Taguchi:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Taguchi grounded out to second.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 12th
Cal Eldred pitching:
Orlando Palmeiro:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Palmeiro walked.
Brad Ausmus:Pickoff attempt, Ausmus reached on fielder's choice to first, Palmeiro out at second.
Eric Bruntlett:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bruntlett flied out to center
Luke Scott hit for Willy Taveras.
Luke Scott:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Scott walked, Ausmus to second.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Biggio flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 13th
Chad Qualls pitching:
Jim Edmonds:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Edmonds homered to left.
John Rodriguez:Foul, Ball, Foul, Rodriguez grounded out to first.
Mark Grudzielanek:Ball, Ball, Grudzielanek doubled to deep right.
Abraham O. Nunez:Nunez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Grudzielanek out at second.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Molina flied out to right.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 13th
Julian Tavarez pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ensberg singled to left center
Raul Chavez hit for Chad Qualls.
Raul Chavez:Ball, Ball, Chavez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Ensberg out at second.
Jason Lane:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Lane singled softly to right, Chavez to third.
Jose Vizcaino:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Vizcaino intentionally walked, Lane to second.
Ray King relieved Julian Tavarez.
Orlando Palmeiro:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Palmeiro hit by pitch, Chavez scored, Lane to third, Vizcaino to second
Scott Seabol at second.
Al Reyes relieved Ray King.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ausmus flied out to right.
Eric Bruntlett:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bruntlett singled to left center, Lane scored, Vizcaino to third, Palmeiro to second