MLB Play by Play - St. Louis vs. Houston

Cardinals 1st
Bud Norris pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schumaker walked.
Colby Rasmus:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Rasmus popped out to third.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pujols flied out to center.
Matt Holliday:Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Holliday singled to left, Schumaker to second.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ludwick struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
John Smoltz pitching:
Michael Bourn:Bunt foul, Strike swinging, Bourn struck out swinging.
Miguel Tejada:Foul, Ball, Tejada grounded out to third.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Berkman struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 2nd
Bud Norris pitching:
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, DeRosa struck out swinging.
Yadier Molina:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Molina singled to center.
Julio Lugo:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lugo flied out to center.
John Smoltz:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smoltz walked, Molina to second.
Skip Schumaker:Strike swinging, Ball, Schumaker grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoltz out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
John Smoltz pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lee grounded out to pitcher.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blum grounded out to second.
Hunter Pence:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pence struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 3rd
Bud Norris pitching:
Colby Rasmus:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rasmus struck out swinging.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Pujols singled to right.
Matt Holliday:Holliday flied out to center.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ludwick reached on an infield single, Pujols to second.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, DeRosa grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
John Smoltz pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Matsui doubled to left.
J.R. Towles:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Towles grounded out to pitcher.
Bud Norris:Ball, Norris reached on bunt single to pitcher, Matsui to third.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bourn struck out swinging.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tejada singled to right, Matsui scored, Norris to second.
Lance Berkman:Berkman grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 4th
Bud Norris pitching:
Yadier Molina:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Molina singled to right.
Julio Lugo:Ball, Ball, Lugo flied out to deep left.
John Smoltz:Ball, Ball, Smoltz hit into double play first to shortstop to second, Molina out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
John Smoltz pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Lee singled to center.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Blum reached on fielder's choice to first, Lee out at second.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pence struck out swinging.
Kazuo Matsui:Foul, Ball, Matsui flied out to deep left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 5th
Bud Norris pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Schumaker grounded out to second.
Colby Rasmus:Rasmus flied out to center.
Albert Pujols:Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
John Smoltz pitching:
J.R. Towles:Bunt foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Towles grounded out to second.
Bud Norris:Strike looking, Norris flied out to right.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Foul, Bourn grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 6th
Bud Norris pitching:
Matt Holliday:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Holliday grounded out to shortstop.
Ryan Ludwick:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ludwick reached on an infield single.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeRosa grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ludwick out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
John Smoltz pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Tejada doubled to deep right.
Lance Berkman:Foul, Ball, Ball, Berkman flied out to center, Tejada to third.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Lee hit sacrifice fly to left, Tejada scored.
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Ball, Blum grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 7th
Jeff Fulchino pitching:
Yadier Molina:Strike looking, Foul, Molina struck out swinging.
Julio Lugo:Strike looking, Strike looking, Lugo struck out swinging
Rick Ankiel hit for John Smoltz.
Rick Ankiel:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ankiel struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Blake Hawksworth pitching:
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pence walked.
Kazuo Matsui:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Matsui sacrificed to pitcher, Pence to second
Jeff Keppinger hit for J.R. Towles.
Jeff Keppinger:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Keppinger grounded out to second, Pence to third
Darin Erstad hit for Jeff Fulchino.
Darin Erstad:Strike looking, Strike looking, Erstad struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 8th
Humberto Quintero catching
LaTroy Hawkins pitching:
Skip Schumaker:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schumaker fouled out to third.
Colby Rasmus:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rasmus reached on an infield single.
Albert Pujols:Strike looking, Pujols flied out to deep left.
Matt Holliday:Ball, Strike looking, Holliday grounded into fielder's choice to third, Rasmus out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Dennys Reyes pitching:
Michael Bourn:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bourn walked.
Ryan Franklin relieved Dennys Reyes.
Miguel Tejada:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Tejada struck out swinging.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Bourn to second on wild pitch, Intentional ball, Berkman intentionally walked.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Foul, Lee singled to center, Bourn scored, Berkman to second.
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blum struck out swinging.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cardinals 9th
Jason Michaels in left
Jose Valverde pitching:
Ryan Ludwick:Ball, Ball, Ball, Ludwick walked.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, DeRosa struck out looking.
Yadier Molina:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Molina grounded out to third, Ludwick to second.
Julio Lugo:Foul, Strike looking, Lugo struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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