St. Louis 6, Houston 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(70-74)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 9 1
St. Louis 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 6 7 1
WP: B. Looper (9-1)
LP: B. Lidge (1-5)
(77-67)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- M. Lamb homered to deep right
Bot 3rd: St. Louis
- P. Wilson homered to deep left center, A. Miles scored
Top 4th: Houston
- O. Palmeiro singled to center, C. Burke and L. Scott scored, E. Bruntlett to second
Bot 4th: St. Louis
- Y. Molina singled to center, J. Encarnacion scored, A. Miles to third
Bot 5th: St. Louis
- J. Encarnacion singled to left, S. Spiezio scored, A. Pujols to third, J. Encarnacion to second advancing on throw
Top 6th: Houston
- C. Burke homered to deep left, L. Scott scored
Bot 9th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols doubled to deep left, S. Spiezio and S. Schumaker scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .276
M. Lamb 3b-1b 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .307
L. Berkman 1b-rf 4 0 0 0 1 3 2 .306
A. Huff rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
L. Scott lf 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 .376
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Ensberg 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
C. Burke 2b 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 .284
E. Bruntlett ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .257
B. Ausmus c 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .226
A. Pettitte p 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .218
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .235
    D. Borkowski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Jimerson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .210
 Totals 34 5 9 5 4 9 17  
 Batting
2B - L Scott (17, J Weaver); M Lamb (20, J Weaver); W Taveras (19, B Looper).
HR - M Lamb (12, 1st inning off J Weaver 0 on, 1 Out), C Burke (9, 6th inning off J Weaver 1 on, 0 Out).
S - C Burke.
RBI - M Lamb (41), O Palmeiro 2 (11), C Burke 2 (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Pettitte 1, B Ausmus 1, A Huff 3.
GIDP - W Taveras.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - E Bruntlett (7, ground ball).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
P. Wilson rf 5 1 1 2 0 1 1 .262
S. Spiezio lf-3b 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 .268
A. Pujols 1b 3 0 1 2 2 1 1 .323
S. Rolen 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .300
    C. Duncan lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301
J. Encarnacion cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .287
R. Belliard 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .224
A. Miles ss 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .265
Y. Molina c 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .221
    J. Rodriguez ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .301
    S. Schumaker pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .178
J. Weaver p 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100
    J. Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Rose ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
    T. Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    J. Vizcaino ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
 Totals 33 6 7 6 4 7 11  
 Batting
2B - S Spiezio (13, D Borkowski); A Pujols (29, B Lidge).
3B - J Encarnacion (5, D Borkowski).
HR - P Wilson (15, 3rd inning off A Pettitte 1 on, 2 Out).
S - J Vizcaino.
RBI - P Wilson 2 (67), Y Molina (45), J Encarnacion (75), A Pujols 2 (120).
2-out RBI - P Wilson 2, Y Molina, J Encarnacion, A Pujols 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Belliard 2, J Weaver 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - T Johnson (1, throw).
DP - 1 (A Miles-R Belliard-A Pujols).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Pettitte 2.2 1 2 2 1 2 1 4.37
C. Sampson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
D. Borkowski 2.0 4 2 2 2 1 0 4.45
R. Springer (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.62
C. Qualls (H, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.10
D. Wheeler (H, 24) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.52
B. Lidge (L, 1-5; BS, 6) 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 0 5.21
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Weaver 5.0 7 5 5 3 3 2 5.48
J. Hancock 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.75
T. Johnson 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.36
B. Looper (W, 9-1) 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.48
IBB - A Miles (by D Borkowski), A Pujols (by D Borkowski), L Berkman (by B Looper).
HBP - L Scott (by T Johnson); S Spiezio (by B Lidge).
Pitches-strikes - A Pettitte 34-22; C Sampson 4-3; D Borkowski 32-18; R Springer 13-9; C Qualls 16-10; D Wheeler 13-8; B Lidge 18-11; J Weaver 104-58; J Hancock 13-9; T Johnson 10-7; B Looper 26-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - A Pettitte 4-2; C Sampson 1-0; D Borkowski 2-3; R Springer 0-2; C Qualls 0-2; D Wheeler 1-1; B Lidge 1-0; J Weaver 6-6; J Hancock 0-0; T Johnson 1-1; B Looper 2-2.
Batters faced - A Pettitte 11; C Sampson 1; D Borkowski 12; R Springer 3; C Qualls 4; D Wheeler 3; B Lidge 5; J Weaver 24; J Hancock 3; T Johnson 5; B Looper 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tim Tschida. 1B--Ted Barrett. 2B--Laz Diaz. 3B--Rick Reed.
Ejections: ST LOUIS' Rolen by Tschida (5th).
Time: 3:03.
Attendance: 41,453.
Weather: 64 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 10 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
HOUSTON PITCHER ANDY PETTITTE HAS LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE THIRD INNING WITH AN APPARENT LEFT ANKLE INJURY.
UPDATING: HOUSTON PITCHER ANDY PETTITTE HAS LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE THIRD INNING WITH A STRAINED LEFT ELBOW.
ST. LOUIS THIRD BASEMAN SCOTT ROLEN HAS BEEN EJECTED BY HOME PLATE UMPIRE TIM TSCHIDA IN THE THIRD INNING FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES.

Updated on Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006 11:44 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
M. Lamb M. Lamb
2-5, 1 HR
1 RBI
 St. Louis
P. Wilson P. Wilson
1-5, 1 HR
2 RBI