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

(89-73)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 11 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
WP: R. Oswalt (1-0) S: B. Lidge (1)
LP: M. Mulder (0-1)
(100-62)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Houston
- B. Ausmus stole second, C. Burke scored on passed ball
Top 5th: Houston
- C. Biggio grounded out to shortstop, B. Ausmus scored
Bot 6th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols homered to deep left
Top 8th: Houston
- C. Burke singled to left, L. Berkman scored
- A. Everett tripled to deep left, C. Burke scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Biggio 2b 5 0 2 1 0 2 2 .250
W. Taveras cf 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .250
L. Berkman 1b 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .375
M. Ensberg 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125
J. Lane rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
C. Burke lf 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .600
A. Everett ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .375
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B. Ausmus c 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .333
R. Oswalt p 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000
    E. Bruntlett ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
 Totals 35 4 11 3 2 8 16  
 Batting
2B - B Ausmus (1, M Mulder); L Berkman (2, J Tavarez).
3B - C Burke (1, M Mulder); A Everett (1, J Tavarez).
S - R Oswalt.
RBI - C Biggio (1), C Burke (3), A Everett (1).
2-out RBI - C Burke, A Everett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Biggio 1, B Ausmus 1, W Taveras 1.
GIDP - M Ensberg.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - B Ausmus (1, 2nd base off M Mulder/Y Molina).
CS - W Taveras (1, 2nd base by M Mulder/Y Molina).
 
 Fielding
E - M Ensberg (1, throw).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .286
J. Edmonds cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .143
A. Pujols 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .286
L. Walker rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .143
    J. Marquis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Sanders lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333
    S. Taguchi lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
M. Grudzielanek 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125
A. Nunez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .429
Y. Molina c 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .286
M. Mulder p 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
    J. Rodriguez ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
    J. Tavarez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Mabry rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
 Totals 33 1 6 1 3 9 12  
 Batting
2B - Y Molina 2 (2, R Oswalt 2).
HR - A Pujols (1, 6th inning off R Oswalt 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - A Pujols (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Edmonds 2, R Sanders 1, M Grudzielanek 1, J Mabry 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
PB - Y Molina.
DP - 1 (M Mulder-M Grudzielanek-A Pujols).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
R. Oswalt (W, 1-0) 7.0 5 1 1 3 6 1 1.29
B. Lidge (S, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
M. Mulder (L, 0-1) 7.0 8 2 1 2 6 0 1.29
J. Tavarez 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 18.00
J. Marquis 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
WP - J Tavarez.
IBB - B Ausmus (by M Mulder).
Pitches-strikes - R Oswalt 108-75; B Lidge 31-20; M Mulder 115-71; J Tavarez 21-13; J Marquis 17-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Oswalt 12-3; B Lidge 1-2; M Mulder 9-5; J Tavarez 2-1; J Marquis 1-0.
Batters faced - R Oswalt 29; B Lidge 7; M Mulder 29; J Tavarez 6; J Marquis 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Greg Gibson. 1B--Wally Bell. 2B--Phil Cuzzi. 3B--Larry Poncino. LF--Gerry Davis. RF--Tim Mcclelland.
Time: 3:03.
Attendance: 52,358.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, out to left.
Game Notes
ST. LOUIS' REGGIE SANDERS LEFT THE GAME IN THE EIGHTH INNING DUE TO AN UNDISCLOSED INJURY.
ST. LOUIS' REGGIE SANDERS LEFT THE GAME IN THE EIGHTH INNING DUE TO A STRAINED LOWER BACK.
CORRECTION -- ST. LOUIS' REGGIE SANDERS LEFT THE GAME DUE TO A SPRAINED LOWER BACK.

Updated on Friday, Oct 14, 2005 3:03 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
C. Burke C. Burke
2-4
1 RBI
 St. Louis
A. Pujols A. Pujols
1-4, 1 HR
1 RBI