MLB Play by Play - St. Louis vs. Kansas City

Cardinals 1st
Scott Elarton pitching:
Aaron Miles:Strike looking, Miles singled to right.
John Rodriguez:Rodriguez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Miles out at second.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Pujols popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 1st
Jeff Suppan pitching:
Shane Costa:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Costa hit by pitch.
Esteban German:Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, German reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Costa out at second.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Strike looking, Mientkiewicz flied out to right.
Emil Brown:Pickoff attempt to first, Brown grounded into fielder's choice to third, German out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 2nd
Scott Elarton pitching:
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Edmonds flied out to right.
Scott Spiezio:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Spiezio popped out to third.
Larry Bigbie:Strike looking, Bigbie grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 2nd
Jeff Suppan pitching:
Matt Stairs:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stairs struck out swinging.
Angel M. Berroa:Berroa grounded out to first.
Aaron C. Guiel:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Guiel struck out on foul tip.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 3rd
Scott Elarton pitching:
Chris Duncan:Foul, Ball, Duncan flied out to right.
Gary Bennett:Ball, Ball, Bennett flied out to center.
Hector Luna:Strike looking, Luna flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 3rd
Jeff Suppan pitching:
Paul Bako:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bako grounded out to pitcher.
Andres Blanco:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blanco fouled out to left.
Shane Costa:Ball, Foul, Ball, Costa singled to left.
Esteban German:Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, German walked, Costa to second.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mientkiewicz walked, Costa to third, German to second.
Emil Brown:Ball, Ball, Brown grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Mientkiewicz out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 4th
Scott Elarton pitching:
Aaron Miles:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Miles grounded out to second.
John Rodriguez:Rodriguez flied out to deep left.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pujols homered to right.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Edmonds flied out to deep left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 4th
Jeff Suppan pitching:
Matt Stairs:Stairs doubled to right.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Berroa grounded out to second, Stairs to third.
Aaron C. Guiel:Ball, Ball, Guiel fouled out to catcher.
Paul Bako:Bako singled to center, Stairs scored.
Andres Blanco:Blanco flied out to right.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 5th
Scott Elarton pitching:
Scott Spiezio:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Spiezio walked.
Larry Bigbie:Strike looking, Ball, Bigbie flied out to left.
Chris Duncan:Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Duncan homered to center, Spiezio scored.
Gary Bennett:Bennett flied out to center.
Hector Luna:Strike looking, Luna homered to left.
Aaron Miles:Ball, Foul, Ball, Miles grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 5th
Jeff Suppan pitching:
Shane Costa:Foul, Costa grounded out to second.
Esteban German:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, German singled to center.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Mientkiewicz lined out to center.
Emil Brown:Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Brown singled to right, German to third.
Matt Stairs:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Stairs grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 6th
Scott Elarton pitching:
John Rodriguez:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rodriguez walked.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to first, Rodriguez to second.
Jim Edmonds:Edmonds grounded out to first, Rodriguez to third.
Scott Spiezio:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Spiezio grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 6th
Jeff Suppan pitching:
Angel M. Berroa:Berroa flied out to right.
Aaron C. Guiel:Guiel homered to right.
Paul Bako:Strike looking, Foul, Bako struck out swinging.
Andres Blanco:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blanco doubled to left.
Shane Costa:Costa hit by pitch.
Esteban German:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, German grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Costa out at second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 7th
Scott Elarton pitching:
Larry Bigbie:Ball, Bigbie doubled to right.
Andrew Sisco relieved Scott Elarton.
Chris Duncan:Bunt foul, So Taguchi hit for Chris Duncan.
So Taguchi:Taguchi reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Bigbie scored, Taguchi to second on pitcher Sisco's throwing error.
Gary Bennett:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taguchi caught stealing, catcher to third, Ball, Bennett walked.
Hector Luna:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Luna walked, Bennett to second.
Mike Wood relieved Andrew Sisco.
Aaron Miles:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Miles singled to right, Bennett to third, Luna to second.
John Rodriguez:Strike swinging, Rodriguez grounded out to second, Bennett scored, Luna to third, Miles to second.
Albert Pujols:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Pujols intentionally walked.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Edmonds singled to right, Luna and Miles scored, Pujols to third, Edmonds to second advancing on throw.
Scott Spiezio:Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Spiezio singled to right, Pujols scored, Edmonds out at home advancing on throw.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
Royals 7th
Randy Flores pitching:
Doug Mientkiewicz:Mientkiewicz flied out to left.
Emil Brown:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Brown flied out to left.
Matt Stairs:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stairs singled to center.
Angel M. Berroa:Strike looking, Ball, Berroa doubled to center, Stairs scored.
Aaron C. Guiel:Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Guiel grounded out to first.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 8th
Mike Wood pitching:
Larry Bigbie:Bigbie grounded out to first.
So Taguchi:Taguchi singled to center.
Gary Bennett:Ball, Bennett singled to left, Taguchi to second.
Hector Luna:Ball, Luna reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Taguchi to third, Bennett out at second.
Aaron Miles:Strike looking, Miles flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 8th
Brad Thompson pitching:
Paul Bako:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bako struck out swinging.
Andres Blanco:Ball, Blanco lined out to first.
Shane Costa:Strike looking, Foul, Costa grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 9th
Jimmy Gobble pitching:
John Rodriguez:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez struck out swinging.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols walked
Juan Encarnacion hit for Jim Edmonds.
Juan Encarnacion:Ball, Ball, Encarnacion singled to left center, Pujols to second.
Scott Spiezio:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Spiezio walked, Pujols to third, Encarnacion to second.
Larry Bigbie:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bigbie struck out looking.
So Taguchi:Ball, Foul, Foul, Taguchi reached on an infield single, Pujols scored, Encarnacion to third, Spiezio to second.
Gary Bennett:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bennett struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 9th
Brad Thompson pitching:
Esteban German:Strike swinging, Strike looking, German grounded out to third.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mientkiewicz grounded out to second.
Emil Brown:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Brown singled to left center.
Matt Stairs:Foul, Ball, Brown to second on fielder's indifference, Stairs flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

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