MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. St. Louis

Astros 1st
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Michael Bourn:Ball, Bunt foul, Ball, Bourn grounded out to second.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Matsui struck out swinging.
Miguel Tejada:Tejada singled to right.
Carlos N. Lee:Lee grounded into fielder's choice to second, Tejada out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 1st
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Julio Lugo:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Lugo struck out swinging.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, DeRosa grounded out to shortstop.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pujols flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blum grounded out to first.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pence struck out swinging.
Chris Coste:Strike looking, Coste grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 2nd
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Matt Holliday:Holliday homered to right.
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ludwick struck out swinging.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Molina doubled to center.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Schumaker flied out to left.
Colby Rasmus:Strike looking, Rasmus fouled out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Humberto Quintero:Strike looking, Quintero singled to right, Quintero to second on right fielder Rasmus' fielding error.
Wandy Rodriguez:Ball, Bunt foul, Ball, Rodriguez reached on bunt single to shortstop, Quintero to third.
Michael Bourn:Bourn reached on fielder's choice to first, Quintero out at home, Rodriguez to second.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Ball, Matsui flied out to center.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Tejada grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
Cardinals 3rd
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Chris Carpenter:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Carpenter struck out swinging.
Julio Lugo:Strike looking, Lugo grounded out to second.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, DeRosa grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Foul, Lee homered to left center.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Blum grounded out to first.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Foul, Pence grounded out to shortstop.
Chris Coste:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Coste grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 4th
Wandy Rodriguez pitching:
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Pujols safe at first on shortstop Tejada's fielding error.
Matt Holliday:Ball, Ball, Holliday singled to left center, Pujols to second.
Ryan Ludwick:Ludwick reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pujols out at third, Holliday to second.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Molina struck out swinging.
Skip Schumaker:Schumaker grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Holliday to third, Ludwick out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Astros 5th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Humberto Quintero:Quintero singled to right.
Wandy Rodriguez:Rodriguez reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Quintero out at second.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bourn reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rodriguez out at second.
Kazuo Matsui:Foul, Pickoff attempt, Bourn caught stealing, pitcher to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 5th
Jason Michaels in center
Jeff Fulchino pitching:
Colby Rasmus:Strike swinging, Rasmus flied out to left.
Chris Carpenter:Strike looking, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out swinging.
Julio Lugo:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lugo reached on an infield single.
Mark DeRosa:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, DeRosa singled to right, Lugo to third on right fielder Pence's fielding error.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)

Astros 6th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Matsui grounded bunt out to third.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Tejada popped out to shortstop.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lee singled to left center.
Geoff Blum:Foul, Ball, Blum singled to right, Lee to third.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pence struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 6th
Jeff Fulchino pitching:
Matt Holliday:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Holliday struck out swinging.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ludwick grounded out to shortstop.
Yadier Molina:Molina singled to center.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Molina stole second, Foul, Schumaker grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Chris Coste:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Coste struck out swinging.
Humberto Quintero:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Quintero singled to left center.
Jason Michaels:Ball, Strike looking, Michaels grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Quintero out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 7th
Jeff Fulchino pitching:
Colby Rasmus:Rasmus grounded out to first.
Chris Carpenter:Ball, Ball, Carpenter doubled to left.
Julio Lugo:Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter to third on passed ball, Ball, Lugo hit sacrifice fly to center, Carpenter scored.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeRosa struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Matt Kata hit for Jeff Fulchino
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Matt Kata:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Kata struck out swinging.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Matsui grounded out to second.
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tejada grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Cardinals 8th
Jose Valverde pitching:
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pujols flied out to center.
Matt Holliday:Holliday homered to center.
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ludwick popped out to second.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Molina singled to right.
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Schumaker struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
Chris Carpenter pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Lee flied out to center.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Blum popped out to third.
Hunter Pence:Pence popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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