MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. St. Louis

Astros 1st
Joel Pineiro pitching:
Josh Anderson:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to second.
Chris Burke:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Burke doubled to right.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Berkman homered to center, Burke scored.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lee doubled to center.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pence struck out swinging.
Ty Wigginton:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wigginton singled to left, Lee scored, Wigginton to second advancing on throw.
Cody Ransom:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ransom grounded out to third.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
David Eckstein:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Eckstein singled to center.
Rick Ankiel:Ankiel reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Eckstein out at second.
Ryan Ludwick:Foul, Ludwick singled to center, Ankiel to third.
Scott Spiezio:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Spiezio hit sacrifice fly to right, Ankiel scored.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Schumaker singled to right, Ludwick to second.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Molina grounded into fielder's choice to third, Schumaker out at second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Joel Pineiro pitching:
J.R. Towles:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Towles flied out to right.
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Backe popped out to second.
Josh Anderson:Strike looking, Anderson singled to center.
Chris Burke:Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Anderson caught stealing, catcher to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Miguel Cairo:Cairo popped out to shortstop.
Joel Pineiro:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pineiro struck out swinging.
Aaron Miles:Strike looking, Ball, Miles flied out to deep left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
Joel Pineiro pitching:
Chris Burke:Ball, Ball, Burke grounded out to third.
Lance Berkman:Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Berkman grounded out to pitcher.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lee struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
David Eckstein:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Eckstein walked.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ankiel flied out to right.
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Ludwick popped out to third.
Scott Spiezio:Ball, Spiezio popped out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
Joel Pineiro pitching:
Hunter Pence:Pence singled to left.
Ty Wigginton:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Wigginton grounded out to pitcher, Pence to second.
Cody Ransom:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ransom walked.
J.R. Towles:Foul, Foul, Towles reached on fielder's choice to third, Pence to third, Ransom out at second.
Brandon Backe:Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Backe struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Schumaker doubled to deep left center.
Yadier Molina:Foul, Molina grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Schumaker out at second.
Miguel Cairo:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cairo flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
Joel Pineiro pitching:
Josh Anderson:Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to pitcher.
Chris Burke:Foul, Burke popped out to second.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Berkman walked.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Strike looking, Lee singled to right, Berkman to second.
Hunter Pence:Pence flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Joel Pineiro:Strike looking, Strike looking, Pineiro flied out to left.
Aaron Miles:Miles reached on bunt single to third.
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Eckstein singled to right, Miles to third.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Ball, Ball, Ankiel reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Miles scored, Eckstein out at second.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ludwick fouled out to first.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Joel Pineiro pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Wigginton struck out swinging.
Cody Ransom:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ransom flied out to center.
J.R. Towles:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Towles walked.
Brandon Backe:Ball, Backe singled to left center, Towles to second.
Josh Anderson:Tyler J. Johnson relieved Joel Pineiro, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 6th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Scott Spiezio:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Spiezio walked.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Schumaker struck out looking.
Yadier Molina:Pickoff attempt, Molina lined out to left.
Miguel Cairo:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Cairo flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Russ Springer pitching:
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Burke grounded bunt out to pitcher.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Berkman struck out swinging.
Carlos N. Lee:Lee flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 7th
Brendan Ryan hit for Russ Springer
Dennis Sarfate pitching:
Brendan Ryan:Ball, Ball, Ball, Ryan walked.
Aaron Miles:Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Miles popped out to third.
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Eckstein singled to right, Ryan to third.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ankiel struck out swinging.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Foul, Ludwick struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Ryan Franklin pitching:
Hunter Pence:Pence singled to right.
Ty Wigginton:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Wigginton flied out to right.
Cody Ransom:Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ransom ground-rule doubled to right, Pence to third.
J.R. Towles:Strike swinging, Towles doubled to left, Pence and Ransom scored
Orlando Palmeiro hit for Dennis Sarfate.
Orlando Palmeiro:Strike looking, Ball, Palmeiro singled to left center, Towles to third.
Josh Anderson:Foul, Ball, Anderson reached on an infield single, Towles scored, Palmeiro to second.
Chris Burke:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Burke reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Palmeiro to third, Anderson out at second.
Lance Berkman:Berkman grounded out to right.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 8th
Eric Bruntlett in right
Chad Qualls pitching:
Scott Spiezio:Strike looking, Ball, Spiezio grounded out to second.
Skip Schumaker:Schumaker grounded out to shortstop.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Molina safe at first on shortstop Bruntlett's fielding error, Molina to second.
Miguel Cairo:Bunt foul, Foul, Cairo singled to right, Molina to third
Jim Edmonds hit for Randy Flores.
Jim Edmonds:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Edmonds grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Astros 9th
Mike Maroth pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lee flied out to right.
Eric Bruntlett:Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bruntlett walked.
Ty Wigginton:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Wigginton struck out swinging, Bruntlett caught stealing, catcher to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 9th
Stephen Randolph pitching:
Aaron Miles:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Miles popped out to second.
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Eckstein fouled out to third.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ankiel walked.
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ankiel stole second, Ball, Ludwick walked.
Scott Spiezio:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Spiezio walked, Ankiel to third, Ludwick to second
Albert Pujols hit for Skip Schumaker.
Brad Lidge relieved Stephen Randolph.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked, Ankiel scored, Ludwick to third, Spiezio to second.
Yadier Molina:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Anthony Reyes ran for Albert Pujols, Molina grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Reyes out at second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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