Houston 5, St. Louis 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(71-74)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 14 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 2
WP: R. Oswalt (13-8) S: D. Wheeler (5)
LP: J. Marquis (14-15)
(77-68)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- L. Scott walked, W. Taveras scored, M. Ensberg to third, L. Berkman to second
- C. Burke singled to left, L. Berkman and M. Ensberg scored, L. Scott to second
- E. Bruntlett singled to center, L. Scott scored, C. Burke to third
Top 6th: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep center
Bot 9th: St. Louis
- R. Belliard singled to right center, S. Rolen scored, J. Encarnacion to second
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 6 1 3 0 0 0 2 .278
M. Ensberg 3b 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .229
L. Berkman 1b 4 2 3 1 1 0 2 .310
A. Huff rf 4 0 0 0 1 2 7 .240
    C. Jimerson pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
L. Scott lf 4 1 2 1 1 2 4 .379
C. Burke 2b 5 0 2 2 0 0 4 .286
E. Bruntlett ss 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 .255
B. Ausmus c 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .227
R. Oswalt p 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 .161
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 41 5 14 5 5 6 29  
 Batting
2B - L Berkman (25, C Narveson).
HR - L Berkman (40, 6th inning off J Hancock 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - L Scott (20), C Burke 2 (40), E Bruntlett (10), L Berkman (121).
2-out RBI - L Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Oswalt 3, C Burke 2, L Scott 1, W Taveras 1.
GIDP - A Huff, E Bruntlett.
Team LOB - 14.
 Base Running
SB - W Taveras 2 (32, 2nd base off J Marquis/G Bennett, 2nd base off B Thompson/G Bennett), E Bruntlett (3, 2nd base off J Marquis/G Bennett).
 
 Fielding
E - W Taveras (5, line drive).
DP - 1 (M Ensberg-C Burke-L Berkman).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Miles ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
    C. Narveson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Schumaker ph-rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .196
C. Duncan rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .301
    J. Sosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130
A. Pujols 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .321
S. Spiezio lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .267
S. Rolen 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .299
J. Encarnacion cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .287
R. Belliard 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .232
G. Bennett c 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
    J. Rodriguez ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301
    S. Taguchi ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .265
J. Marquis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184
    B. Thompson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    J. Nelson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    J. Kinney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Rose ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    J. Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Vizcaino ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
    P. Wilson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .261
 Totals 34 1 7 1 2 4 13  
 Batting
2B - C Duncan (11, R Oswalt).
RBI - R Belliard (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Rolen 1, P Wilson 1, A Pujols 1.
GIDP - A Pujols.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - J Hancock (1, catch); C Duncan (5, fly ball).
DP - 2 (A Miles-A Pujols, A Miles-R Belliard-A Pujols).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt (W, 13-8) 8.1 7 1 1 2 3 0 3.06
T. Miller (H, 9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.25
D. Wheeler (S, 5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.51
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Marquis (L, 14-15) 1.0 5 4 4 2 2 0 5.82
B. Thompson 2.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 3.94
J. Kinney 2.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4.96
J. Hancock 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.82
C. Narveson 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.50
J. Sosa 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.63
Pitches-strikes - R Oswalt 110-82; T Miller 2-1; D Wheeler 6-3; J Marquis 52-27; B Thompson 30-17; J Kinney 32-21; J Hancock 17-10; C Narveson 33-20; J Sosa 9-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Oswalt 12-10; T Miller 0-1; D Wheeler 0-0; J Marquis 1-0; B Thompson 5-1; J Kinney 2-2; J Hancock 1-2; C Narveson 0-4; J Sosa 1-2.
Batters faced - R Oswalt 34; T Miller 1; D Wheeler 1; J Marquis 10; B Thompson 8; J Kinney 9; J Hancock 6; C Narveson 9; J Sosa 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ted Barrett. 1B--Laz Diaz. 2B--Rick Reed. 3B--Tim Tschida.
Time: 2:57.
Attendance: 40,459.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, out to left.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 14, 2006 6:07 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
3-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 St. Louis
R. Belliard R. Belliard
2-4
1 RBI