Houston 2, St. Louis 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap - Series Breakdown

(100-62)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 2 6 0
WP: C. Qualls (1-0) S: B. Lidge (3)
LP: J. Marquis (0-1)
(89-73)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 4th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols hit sacrifice fly to right center, D. Eckstein scored
Bot 4th: Houston
- J. Lane homered to deep left
Bot 7th: Houston
- M. Ensberg hit sacrifice fly to center, W. Taveras scored
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .154
J. Edmonds cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .231
    J. Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    S. Taguchi cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Pujols 1b 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 .429
L. Walker rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .167
R. Sanders lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .200
J. Mabry 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167
Y. Molina c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
M. Grudzielanek 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .133
J. Suppan p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    J. Marquis p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
 Totals 29 1 5 1 3 7 13  
 Batting
2B - J Edmonds (1, B Backe).
SF - A Pujols.
RBI - A Pujols (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Mabry 1.
GIDP - J Edmonds, J Mabry.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - J Marquis (1, bunt).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Biggio 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .267
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Burke cf-lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .333
L. Berkman lf-1b 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .286
M. Ensberg 3b 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .231
M. Lamb 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .250
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Bruntlett 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Lane rf 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .214
B. Ausmus c 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .214
A. Everett ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .312
B. Backe p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000
    W. Taveras pr-cf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333
 Totals 29 2 6 2 6 6 22  
 Batting
HR - J Lane (1, 4th inning off J Suppan 0 on, 1 Out).
S - C Biggio.
SF - M Ensberg.
RBI - J Lane (2), M Ensberg (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 2, C Biggio 1, M Lamb 1, M Ensberg 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (C Biggio-A Everett-M Lamb, E Bruntlett-A Everett-L Berkman).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
J. Suppan 5.0 3 1 1 3 5 1 1.80
J. Marquis (L, 0-1) 3.0 3 1 0 3 1 0 0.00
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
B. Backe 5.2 2 1 1 3 7 0 1.59
M. Gallo 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
C. Qualls (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
D. Wheeler (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
B. Lidge (S, 3) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25
Pitches-strikes - J Suppan 93-55; J Marquis 50-26; B Backe 81-52; M Gallo 1-1; C Qualls 9-7; D Wheeler 13-15; B Lidge 17-13.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Suppan 7-3; J Marquis 4-5; B Backe 7-3; M Gallo 1-0; C Qualls 2-1; D Wheeler 0-3; B Lidge 3-0.
Batters faced - J Suppan 21; J Marquis 16; B Backe 21; M Gallo 1; C Qualls 3; D Wheeler 4; B Lidge 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Phil Cuzzi. 1B--Larry Poncino. 2B--Gerry Davis. 3B--Tim Mcclelland. LF--Greg Gibson. RF--Wally Bell.
Ejections: ST LOUIS' La Russa by Cuzzi (7th), ST LOUIS' Edmonds by Cuzzi (8th).
Time: 3:11. (Plus other delay totaling 2 minutes in the 7th).
Attendance: 43,010.
Weather: INDOORS st 10-16-05 19:59 et
Game Notes
ST. LOUIS MANAGER TONY LARUSSA HAS BEEN EJECTED BY HOME PLATE UMPIRE PHIL CUZZI IN THE SEVENTH INNING FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES.
ST. LOUIS' JIM EDMONDS HAS BEEN EJECTED BY HOME PLATE UMPIRE PHIL CUZZI IN THE EIGHTH INNING FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES.

Updated on Monday, Oct 17, 2005 2:29 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
A. Pujols A. Pujols
2-3
1 RBI
 Houston
J. Lane J. Lane
2-3, 1 HR
1 RBI
 MLB Box Scores
Sun Oct 16, 2005
St. Louis 1
Houston 2

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