MLB Play by Play - St. Louis vs. Houston

Cardinals 1st
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Ball, Schumaker grounded out to second.
Nick Stavinoha:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Stavinoha struck out swinging.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Pujols flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Todd Wellemeyer pitching:
Michael Bourn:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bourn grounded bunt out to first.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Matsui grounded out to shortstop.
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tejada grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 2nd
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Foul, Ludwick struck out swinging.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, DeRosa homered to left.
Colby Rasmus:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rasmus struck out looking.
Jason LaRue:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, LaRue singled to left.
Todd Wellemeyer:Strike looking, Wellemeyer grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Todd Wellemeyer pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lee struck out swinging.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Ball, Ball, Blum walked.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Pence homered to left center, Blum scored.
Chris Coste:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Coste flied out to left.
Humberto Quintero:Foul, Quintero grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 3rd
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Brendan Ryan:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ryan struck out swinging.
Skip Schumaker:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Schumaker singled to center.
Nick Stavinoha:Stavinoha flied out to right.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Todd Wellemeyer pitching:
Wandy Rodriguez:Strike looking, Rodriguez fouled out to third.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bourn singled to center.
Kazuo Matsui:Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Bourn stole second, Foul, Foul, Matsui grounded out to second.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Tejada singled to center, Bourn scored.
Carlos N. Lee:Lee flied out to deep right.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 4th
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ludwick doubled to left.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeRosa lined out to right.
Colby Rasmus:Ball, Foul, Rasmus grounded out to first, Ludwick to third.
Jason LaRue:Ball, Strike looking, LaRue hit by pitch.
Todd Wellemeyer:Strike looking, Foul, Wellemeyer grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Todd Wellemeyer pitching:
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blum struck out swinging.
Hunter Pence:Pence singled to left.
Chris Coste:Coste doubled to left, Pence scored.
Humberto Quintero:Foul, Strike swinging, Quintero struck out looking.
Wandy Rodriguez:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rodriguez lined out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 5th
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Brendan Ryan:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ryan grounded out to second.
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Schumaker flied out to left.
Nick Stavinoha:Stavinoha fouled out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Todd Wellemeyer pitching:
Michael Bourn:Bourn reached on an infield single.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Strike looking, Bourn to third on Wellemeyer's throwing error, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Matsui struck out swinging.
Miguel Tejada:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tejada singled to right, Bourn scored.
Josh Kinney relieved Todd Wellemeyer.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Lee struck out swinging.
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Tejada stole second, Ball, Blum struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)

Cardinals 6th
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Pujols fouled out to third.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ludwick struck out swinging.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, DeRosa flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
P.J. Walters pitching:
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pence grounded out to pitcher.
Chris Coste:Coste flied out to right.
Humberto Quintero:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Quintero grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 7th
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Colby Rasmus:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rasmus flied out to center.
Jason LaRue:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LaRue lined out to third.
P.J. Walters:Foul, Ball, Walters grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
P.J. Walters pitching:
Wandy Rodriguez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rodriguez doubled to left.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Ball, Ball, Bourn walked.
Kazuo Matsui:Matsui sacrificed to catcher, Rodriguez to third, Bourn to second.
Miguel Tejada:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Tejada intentionally walked.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Foul, Foul, Lee homered to left, Rodriguez, Bourn and Tejada scored.
Geoff Blum:Blum homered to right.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Foul, Pence struck out swinging.
Chris Coste:Strike looking, Foul, Coste struck out swinging.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 8th
Jeff Keppinger at second
Chad Paronto pitching:
Brendan Ryan:Ryan doubled to deep left.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Ball, Ball, Schumaker walked, Ryan to third on passed ball.
Nick Stavinoha:Strike swinging, Foul, Stavinoha hit sacrifice fly to center, Ryan scored.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pujols singled to left, Schumaker to second.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ludwick homered to left center, Schumaker and Pujols scored.
Wesley Wright relieved Chad Paronto.
Mark DeRosa:DeRosa homered to right.
Colby Rasmus:Ball, Rasmus flied out to left.
Jason LaRue:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, LaRue popped out to second.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
P.J. Walters pitching:
Humberto Quintero:Ball, Quintero safe at first on shortstop Ryan's fielding error.
Jeff Keppinger:Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Bunt foul, Keppinger singled to center, Quintero to second.
Dennys Reyes relieved P.J. Walters.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Quintero to third, Keppinger to second on wild pitch, Ball, Bourn safe at first on Reyes' fielding error
Jason Michaels hit for Wesley Wright.
Jason Motte relieved Dennys Reyes.
Jason Michaels:Michaels fouled out to third.
Miguel Tejada:Foul, Tejada hit sacrifice fly to right, Quintero scored, Keppinger to third.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lee flied out to center.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)

Cardinals 9th
Joe Thurston hit for Jason Motte
Alberto Arias pitching:
Joe Thurston:Thurston grounded out to second
Rick Ankiel hit for Brendan Ryan.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Ball, Ankiel grounded out to first.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Schumaker flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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