MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. St. Louis

Astros 1st
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Craig Biggio:Biggio singled to left center.
Willy Taveras:Bunt foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike (missed bunt), Ball, Ball, Taveras reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Biggio out at second.
Morgan Ensberg:Ensberg singled to center, Taveras to second.
Lance Berkman:Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Berkman reached on fielder's choice to first, Taveras to third, Ensberg out at second.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Ball, Lamb grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
David Eckstein:Ball, Ball, Ball, Eckstein walked.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Edmonds lined out to center.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pujols walked, Eckstein to second.
Larry Walker:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Walker grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Pujols out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Jason Lane:Strike looking, Lane flied out to left.
Adam Everett:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Everett struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Reggie Sanders:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanders struck out swinging.
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Grudzielanek doubled to right.
Yadier Molina:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Molina grounded out to shortstop, Grudzielanek to third.
Abraham O. Nunez:Ball, Strike looking, Nunez lined out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Backe flied out to right.
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Biggio struck out swinging.
Willy Taveras:Ball, Taveras grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Chris Carpenter:Carpenter doubled to left.
David Eckstein:Eckstein safe at first on 3rd baseman Ensberg's throwing error, Carpenter to third.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Edmonds hit sacrifice fly to left, Carpenter scored.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Ball, Pujols grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Eckstein out at second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Astros 4th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Strike looking, Ensberg reached on an infield single.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Strike swinging, Berkman reached on fielder's choice to first, Ensberg to second on 1st baseman Pujols' throwing error.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Foul, Foul, Lamb struck out looking.
Jason Lane:Lane singled to shallow center, Ensberg scored, Berkman to second.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Strike looking, Everett struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ausmus walked, Berkman to third, Lane to second.
Brandon Backe:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Backe struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
Cardinals 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Larry Walker:Strike looking, Walker grounded out to third.
Reggie Sanders:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanders homered to right.
Mark Grudzielanek:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grudzielanek grounded out to third.
Yadier Molina:Strike looking, Molina reached on an infield single.
Abraham O. Nunez:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Nunez struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Biggio grounded out to shortstop.
Willy Taveras:Taveras grounded out to second.
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ensberg singled to left.
Lance Berkman:Strike swinging, Ball, Berkman homered to right, Ensberg scored.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Ball, Lamb homered to right.
Jason Lane:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lane grounded out to third.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Chris Carpenter:Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter ground-rule doubled to right.
David Eckstein:Eckstein reached on bunt single to third, Carpenter to third.
Jim Edmonds:Edmonds singled to right, Carpenter scored, Eckstein to second.
Albert Pujols:Pujols reached on fielder's choice to third, Eckstein to third, Edmonds out at second.
Larry Walker:Mike D. Gallo relieved Brandon Backe, Pickoff attempt, Walker hit sacrifice fly to center, Eckstein scored.
Reggie Sanders:Scott Strickland relieved Mike D. Gallo, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Sanders homered to left, Pujols scored.
Mark Grudzielanek:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grudzielanek flied out to center.
End of Inning (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Adam Everett:Ball, Foul, Everett flied out to right.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ausmus struck out, reached on wild pitch
Luke Scott hit for Scott Strickland.
Luke Scott:Ball, Foul, Scott doubled to right, Ausmus to third.
Craig Biggio:Biggio hit sacrifice fly to center, Ausmus scored.
Willy Taveras:Taveras singled to center, Scott scored.
Morgan Ensberg:Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ensberg grounded out to third.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 6th
Russ Springer pitching:
Yadier Molina:Ball, Strike looking, Molina flied out to right.
Abraham O. Nunez:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Nunez grounded out to pitcher
John Gall hit for Chris Carpenter.
John Gall:Foul, Strike swinging, Gall singled to center.
David Eckstein:Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Eckstein struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Al Reyes pitching:
Lance Berkman:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Berkman struck out looking.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lamb struck out swinging.
Jason Lane:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lane singled to center.
Adam Everett:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Everett flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 7th
Russ Springer pitching:
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Edmonds struck out swinging.
Albert Pujols:Strike swinging, Pujols grounded out to shortstop.
Larry Walker:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walker singled to right.
Reggie Sanders:Skip Schumaker ran for Larry Walker, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanders fouled out to catcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
John Mabry in right
Al Reyes pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ausmus popped out to shortstop
Jeff Bagwell hit for Russ Springer.
Jeff Bagwell:Foul, Strike swinging, Bagwell struck out looking.
Craig Biggio:Foul, Biggio grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 8th
Chad Qualls pitching:
Mark Grudzielanek:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Grudzielanek struck out swinging.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Molina grounded out to shortstop.
Abraham O. Nunez:Ball, Nunez grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
Jason Isringhausen pitching:
Willy Taveras:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Taveras reached on an infield single.
Morgan Ensberg:Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ensberg doubled to left, Taveras scored.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Berkman flied out to left.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lamb grounded out to shortstop.
Jason Lane:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Lane walked.
Adam Everett:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Everett flied out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 9th
Charles Gipson in left
So Taguchi hit for Jason Isringhausen
Brad Lidge pitching:
So Taguchi:Ball, Taguchi flied out to center.
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Eckstein struck out swinging.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Edmonds grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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