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MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. St. Louis

Astros 1st
Brad Thompson pitching:
Josh Anderson:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third.
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Burke fouled out to catcher.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Berkman grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 1st
Matt Albers pitching:
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Eckstein singled to left.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ankiel singled to right, Eckstein to third.
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ludwick walked, Ankiel to second.
Skip Schumaker:Schumaker grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Eckstein out at home, Ankiel to third, Ludwick to second.
Miguel Cairo:Strike looking, Cairo flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Brad Thompson pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Lee flied out to right.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pence struck out looking.
Mark Loretta:Loretta grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 2nd
Matt Albers pitching:
Aaron Miles:Strike looking, Ball, Miles singled to center.
Kelly Stinnett:Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Stinnett reached on fielder's choice to second, Miles out at second.
Brad Thompson:Thompson sacrificed to pitcher, Stinnett to second.
Brendan Ryan:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ryan grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
Brad Thompson pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wigginton grounded out to third.
J.R. Towles:Ball, Foul, Foul, Towles grounded out to shortstop.
Matt Albers:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Albers grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 3rd
Matt Albers pitching:
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Eckstein grounded out to shortstop.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Ball, Ankiel singled to left.
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ludwick reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ankiel out at second.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Ludwick caught stealing, catcher to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
Brad Thompson pitching:
Josh Anderson:Ball, Anderson singled to left.
Chris Burke:Burke grounded into double play third to second to first, Anderson out at second.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Berkman grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 4th
Matt Albers pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Schumaker grounded out to second.
Miguel Cairo:Strike looking, Ball, Cairo doubled to left.
Aaron Miles:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Miles reached on an infield single, Cairo to third.
Kelly Stinnett:Stinnett grounded into double play shortstop to first, Miles out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
Brad Thompson pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Lee flied out to right.
Hunter Pence:Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pence grounded out to third.
Mark Loretta:Strike looking, Loretta singled to left.
Ty Wigginton:Wigginton flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 5th
Matt Albers pitching:
Brad Thompson:Strike looking, Strike looking, Thompson struck out swinging.
Brendan Ryan:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ryan singled to center.
David Eckstein:Ball (pitchout), Ryan stole second, Eckstein doubled to left, Ryan scored.
Rick Ankiel:Ankiel grounded out to first, Eckstein to third.
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Ludwick doubled to deep left, Eckstein scored.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Schumaker grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Brad Thompson pitching:
J.R. Towles:Strike looking, Foul, Towles doubled to left.
Matt Albers:Ball, Strike (missed bunt), Strike (missed bunt), Bunt foul, Albers struck out bunting foul.
Josh Anderson:Ball, Anderson grounded out to first, Towles to third.
Chris Burke:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Burke singled to left, Towles scored.
Lance Berkman:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Berkman lined out to center.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 6th
Matt Albers pitching:
Miguel Cairo:Strike looking, Cairo grounded out to pitcher.
Aaron Miles:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Miles lined out to third.
Kelly Stinnett:Ball, Stinnett singled to left
Jim Edmonds hit for Brad Thompson.
Jim Edmonds:Edmonds singled to right, Stinnett to second
Joel Pineiro ran for Jim Edmonds.
Brendan Ryan:Ball, Ryan flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Brad Thompson pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Lee grounded out to shortstop.
Troy Percival relieved Brad Thompson.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pence walked.
Mark Loretta:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pence caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Loretta popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 7th
Cody Ransom at shortstop
Woody Williams pitching:
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Eckstein doubled to center.
Rick Ankiel:Foul, Foul, Ankiel homered to right, Eckstein scored.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ludwick singled to left.
Skip Schumaker:Schumaker singled to center, Ludwick to second.
Miguel Cairo:Cairo reached on an infield single, Ludwick to third, Schumaker out at third.
Aaron Miles:Miles reached on fielder's choice to first, Cairo to second
Albert Pujols hit for Kelly Stinnett.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Strike looking, Pujols singled to center, Ludwick and Cairo scored, Miles to third
Anthony Reyes ran for Albert Pujols.
Brian Moehler relieved Woody Williams
So Taguchi hit for Troy Percival.
So Taguchi:Ball, Foul, Taguchi singled to center, Miles scored, Reyes to second.
Brendan Ryan:Ball, Ryan grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Taguchi out at second.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Gary Bennett catching
Brian Falkenborg pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Ball, Strike looking, Wigginton singled to left.
J.R. Towles:Towles grounded into double play third to second to first, Wigginton out at second.
Cody Ransom:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ransom flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 8th
Brian Moehler pitching:
David Eckstein:Strike looking, Foul, Eckstein lined out to left.
Rick Ankiel:Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ankiel grounded out to third.
Ryan Ludwick:Foul, Ball, Foul, Ludwick singled to center.
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ludwick to second on wild pitch, Schumaker singled to left, Ludwick to third.
Miguel Cairo:Cairo grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Schumaker out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
Tyler J. Johnson pitching:
Josh Anderson:Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked.
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Burke singled to left, Anderson to second.
Lance Berkman:Berkman popped out to shortstop.
Carlos N. Lee:Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lee struck out on foul tip.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Pence homered to center, Anderson and Burke scored
Craig Biggio hit for Brian Moehler.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio singled to left
Russell Branyan at first.
Jason Isringhausen relieved Tyler J. Johnson.
Ty Wigginton:Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wigginton lined out to shortstop.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

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