MLB Play by Play - St. Louis vs. Houston

Cardinals 1st
Roy Oswalt pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Foul, Foul, Ball, Schumaker struck out swinging.
Colby Rasmus:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Ball, Pujols flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Michael Bourn:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bourn reached on an infield single.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball (pitchout), Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Bourn stole second, Ball, Foul, Matsui singled to center, Bourn to third.
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Tejada lined out to third.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lee grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Matsui out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 2nd
Roy Oswalt pitching:
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ludwick singled to center.
Rick Ankiel:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ankiel grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Ludwick out at second.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Strike looking, DeRosa lined out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Geoff Blum:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blum flied out to center.
Hunter Pence:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pence struck out looking.
Ivan Rodriguez:Rodriguez grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 3rd
Roy Oswalt pitching:
Yadier Molina:Molina grounded out to shortstop.
Brendan Ryan:Strike looking, Ryan grounded out to shortstop.
Chris Carpenter:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Chris Coste:Ball, Strike looking, Coste flied out to deep left.
Roy Oswalt:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Oswalt grounded out to second.
Michael Bourn:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bourn grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 4th
Roy Oswalt pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Schumaker grounded out to pitcher.
Colby Rasmus:Rasmus singled to right.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Pujols grounded out to shortstop, Rasmus to second.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ludwick struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Matsui flied out to center.
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tejada grounded out to shortstop.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Ball, Foul, Lee singled to center.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Blum flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 5th
Roy Oswalt pitching:
Rick Ankiel:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ankiel popped out to second.
Mark DeRosa:DeRosa homered to right.
Yadier Molina:Foul, Molina grounded out to shortstop.
Brendan Ryan:Ball, Ryan singled to center.
Chris Carpenter:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pence struck out swinging.
Ivan Rodriguez:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez walked.
Chris Coste:Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Coste struck out swinging.
Roy Oswalt:Foul, Oswalt grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 6th
Roy Oswalt pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Ball, Schumaker doubled to left.
Colby Rasmus:Rasmus reached on fielder's choice to catcher, Schumaker out at third.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Pujols grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rasmus out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Michael Bourn:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bourn walked.
Kazuo Matsui:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Matsui sacrificed to catcher, Bourn to second.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tejada reached on an infield single, Bourn to third.
Carlos N. Lee:Lee reached on fielder's choice to second, Bourn scored, Tejada out at second.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Blum grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 7th
Roy Oswalt pitching:
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ludwick reached on an infield single.
Rick Ankiel:Ankiel lined out to shortstop.
Mark DeRosa:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, DeRosa walked, Ludwick to second.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Molina singled to left, Ludwick scored, DeRosa to third.
Brendan Ryan:Ball (pitchout), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ryan hit sacrifice fly to center, DeRosa scored, Molina to second.
Chris Carpenter:Ball, Carpenter flied out to center.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Hunter Pence:Pence grounded out to shortstop.
Ivan Rodriguez:Foul, Rodriguez doubled to center.
Chris Coste:Ball, Ball, Coste reached on an infield single
Lance Berkman hit for Roy Oswalt.
Lance Berkman:Berkman singled to right, Rodriguez to third, Coste to second
Matt Kata ran for Lance Berkman.
Michael Bourn:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Bourn struck out looking.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Ball, Matsui singled to center, Rodriguez scored, Coste to third, Kata to second.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Tejada flied out to deep right.
End of Inning (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 8th
Tim Byrdak pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Strike looking, Schumaker grounded out to third.
Colby Rasmus:Strike swinging, Ball, Rasmus flied out to left.
Albert Pujols:LaTroy Hawkins relieved Tim Byrdak, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Lee grounded out to shortstop.
Geoff Blum:Blum popped out to shortstop.
Hunter Pence:Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pence struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 9th
Jose Valverde pitching:
Ryan Ludwick:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ludwick struck out swinging.
Rick Ankiel:Ankiel singled to center.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, DeRosa struck out swinging.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ankiel caught stealing, catcher to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 9th
Joe Thurston at third
Ryan Franklin pitching:
Ivan Rodriguez:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rodriguez singled to center.
Chris Coste:Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Bunt foul, Coste doubled to center, Rodriguez scored
Jeff Keppinger hit for Jose Valverde.
Jeff Keppinger:Strike looking, Keppinger singled to left, Coste to third.
Michael Bourn:Strike looking, Ball, Bourn flied out to shallow left.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Matsui reached on fielder's choice to second, Coste out at home, Keppinger to second.
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tejada singled to left, Keppinger scored, Matsui to second

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