St. Louis 5, Houston 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap - Series Breakdown

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 1
Houston 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 9 2
WP: J. Isringhausen (1-0)
LP: B. Lidge (0-1)
(89-73)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein hit by pitch
- J. Edmonds walked, D. Eckstein to second
- A. Pujols popped out to shallow left
- R. Sanders flied out to left center
- L. Walker grounded out to catcher

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

  Bottom 1st: Houston
- C. Biggio singled to second
- C. Burke sacrificed to pitcher, C. Biggio to second
- L. Berkman walked
- M. Ensberg grounded out to pitcher, C. Biggio to third, L. Berkman to second
- M. Lamb grounded out to third

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

  Top 2nd: St. Louis
- M. Grudzielanek grounded out to third
- Y. Molina doubled to deep right center
- H. Luna struck out swinging
- C. Carpenter grounded out to third

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

  Bottom 2nd: Houston
- J. Lane singled to left
- B. Ausmus doubled to left, J. Lane to third
- A. Everett struck out swinging
- A. Pettitte grounded into fielder's choice, J. Lane out at home, B. Ausmus to third
- C. Biggio singled to left, B. Ausmus scored, A. Pettitte to second
- C. Burke struck out swinging

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

  Top 3rd: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein singled to center
- D. Eckstein stole second
- J. Edmonds singled to right, D. Eckstein to third
- A. Pujols struck out swinging
- R. Sanders struck out swinging
- L. Walker walked, J. Edmonds to second
- M. Grudzielanek singled to right center, J. Edmonds and D. Eckstein scored, L. Walker to third
- Y. Molina struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 3rd: Houston
- L. Berkman lined out to center
- M. Ensberg struck out looking
- M. Lamb grounded out to shortstop

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

  Top 4th: St. Louis
- H. Luna grounded out to third
- C. Carpenter lined out to right
- D. Eckstein flied out to right

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

  Bottom 4th: Houston
- J. Lane hit by pitch
- B. Ausmus grounded into fielder's choice, J. Lane out at second
- A. Everett singled to right, B. Ausmus to second
- A. Pettitte sacrificed to pitcher, B. Ausmus to third, A. Everett to second
- C. Biggio lined out to left center

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

  Top 5th: St. Louis
- J. Edmonds grounded out to catcher
- A. Pujols grounded out to third
- R. Sanders singled to left
- R. Sanders stole second
- L. Walker grounded out to second

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

  Bottom 5th: Houston
- C. Burke struck out swinging
- L. Berkman singled to right center
- M. Ensberg struck out swinging
- M. Lamb struck out swinging

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

  Top 6th: St. Louis
- M. Grudzielanek singled to left, M. Grudzielanek out at second
- Y. Molina singled to left
- H. Luna popped out to third
- C. Carpenter grounded out to pitcher

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

  Bottom 6th: Houston
- J. Lane flied out to left
- B. Ausmus flied out to right center
- A. Everett grounded out to pitcher

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

  Top 7th: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein safe at first on shortstop A. Everett's throwing error
- D. Eckstein caught stealing, pitcher to first to shortstop
- J. Edmonds safe at first on first baseman M. Lamb's fielding error
- C. Qualls relieved A. Pettitte
- A. Pujols grounded out to third, J. Edmonds to second
- R. Sanders grounded out to third

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

  Bottom 7th: Houston
- O. Palmeiro hit for C. Qualls
- O. Palmeiro grounded out to shortstop
- C. Biggio safe at first on third baseman H. Luna's fielding error
- C. Burke singled to right, C. Biggio to third
- L. Berkman homered to deep left, C. Biggio and C. Burke scored
- M. Ensberg singled to left, M. Ensberg out at second
- M. Lamb flied out to center

3 runs, 3 hits, 1 errors
St. Louis 2, Houston 4

  Top 8th: St. Louis
- E. Bruntlett at second
- C. Burke in left field
- L. Berkman at first
- M. Gallo relieved C. Qualls
- W. Taveras in center field
- L. Walker grounded out to pitcher
- D. Wheeler relieved M. Gallo
- M. Grudzielanek flied out to center
- Y. Molina grounded out to shortstop

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

  Bottom 8th: Houston
- J. Isringhausen relieved C. Carpenter
- J. Mabry in right field
- J. Lane flied out to center
- B. Ausmus grounded out to shortstop
- A. Everett popped out to first

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

  Top 9th: St. Louis
- B. Lidge relieved D. Wheeler
- J. Rodriguez hit for H. Luna
- J. Rodriguez struck out swinging
- J. Mabry struck out swinging
- D. Eckstein singled to left
- D. Eckstein to second on fielder's indifference
- J. Edmonds walked
- A. Pujols homered to deep left, J. Edmonds and D. Eckstein scored
- R. Sanders struck out looking

3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 5, Houston 4

  Bottom 9th: Houston
- S. Taguchi in right field
- J. Mabry at third
- W. Taveras grounded out to first
- J. Vizcaino hit for E. Bruntlett
- J. Vizcaino grounded out to first
- C. Burke flied out to deep right center

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 5, Houston 4
 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
A. Pujols A. Pujols
1-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
2-3, 1 HR
3 RBI