St. Louis 4, Houston 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(87-50)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 9 0
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
WP: J. Marquis (11-13)
LP: W. Rodriguez (9-7)
(72-64)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein singled to center
- J. Edmonds flied out to deep center
- A. Pujols grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, D. Eckstein out at second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 0

  Bottom 1st: Houston
- W. Taveras grounded out to third
- C. Burke singled to left
- M. Ensberg grounded into double play shortstop to first, C. Burke out at second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 0

  Top 2nd: St. Louis
- Y. Molina popped out to shallow right center
- M. Grudzielanek grounded out to third
- S. Taguchi flied out to left

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 0

  Bottom 2nd: Houston
- L. Berkman singled to center
- J. Lane singled to left, L. Berkman out at third, J. Lane to second advancing on throw
- L. Scott grounded out to second, J. Lane to third
- A. Everett struck out swinging

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 0

  Top 3rd: St. Louis
- A. Nunez singled to third
- H. Luna grounded into double play third to second to first, A. Nunez out at second
- J. Marquis grounded out to second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 0

  Bottom 3rd: Houston
- R. Chavez grounded out to third
- W. Rodriguez struck out swinging
- W. Taveras flied out to right

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 0

  Top 4th: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein struck out looking
- J. Edmonds flied out to deep center
- A. Pujols grounded out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 0

  Bottom 4th: Houston
- C. Burke grounded out to shortstop
- M. Ensberg struck out looking
- L. Berkman homered to deep left
- J. Lane flied out to left

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 1

  Top 5th: St. Louis
- Y. Molina struck out swinging
- M. Grudzielanek flied out to right
- S. Taguchi flied out to right

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 1

  Bottom 5th: Houston
- L. Scott struck out swinging
- A. Everett grounded out to pitcher
- R. Chavez grounded out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 0, Houston 1

  Top 6th: St. Louis
- A. Nunez walked
- H. Luna hit by pitch, A. Nunez to second
- J. Marquis sacrificed to catcher, A. Nunez to third, H. Luna to second
- D. Eckstein struck out bunting foul
- J. Edmonds singled to right center, A. Nunez and H. Luna scored
- A. Pujols walked, J. Edmonds to second
- Y. Molina singled to center, J. Edmonds scored, A. Pujols to second
- M. Grudzielanek struck out swinging

3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 3, Houston 1

  Bottom 6th: Houston
- M. Lamb hit for W. Rodriguez
- M. Lamb struck out swinging
- W. Taveras grounded out to pitcher
- C. Burke grounded out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 3, Houston 1

  Top 7th: St. Louis
- B. Duckworth relieved W. Rodriguez
- S. Taguchi singled to center
- S. Taguchi caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
- A. Nunez singled to left
- H. Luna struck out swinging
- J. Marquis struck out swinging

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 3, Houston 1

  Bottom 7th: Houston
- M. Ensberg flied out to right
- L. Berkman grounded out to third
- J. Lane singled to left center
- L. Scott grounded out to pitcher

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 3, Houston 1

  Top 8th: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein doubled to left
- J. Edmonds grounded out to second, D. Eckstein to third
- A. Pujols intentionally walked
- Y. Molina singled to left, D. Eckstein scored, A. Pujols to second
- S. Strickland relieved B. Duckworth
- M. Grudzielanek struck out swinging, A. Pujols stole third
- S. Taguchi flied out to shallow right

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 4, Houston 1

  Bottom 8th: Houston
- A. Everett grounded out to shortstop
- C. Biggio hit for R. Chavez
- C. Biggio grounded out to shortstop
- O. Palmeiro hit for S. Strickland
- O. Palmeiro grounded out to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 4, Houston 1

  Top 9th: St. Louis
- B. Ausmus catching
- M. Gallo relieved S. Strickland
- A. Nunez singled to first
- H. Luna grounded into fielder's choice, A. Nunez out at second
- J. Marquis sacrificed to pitcher, H. Luna to second
- D. Eckstein popped out to shallow left

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 4, Houston 1

  Bottom 9th: Houston
- W. Taveras grounded out to shortstop
- C. Burke flied out to left
- M. Ensberg lined out to left

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 4, Houston 1
 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
Y. Molina Y. Molina
2-4
2 RBI
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
2-3, 1 HR
1 RBI