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

(80-72)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 5 9 1
Houston 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 10 0
WP: C. Qualls (6-3)
LP: B. Looper (9-3)
(75-78)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein homered to deep left
Bot 1st: Houston
- L. Berkman grounded out to first, C. Biggio scored
Top 2nd: St. Louis
- R. Belliard homered to deep left
Bot 3rd: Houston
- M. Ensberg homered to deep left
Top 5th: St. Louis
- S. Spiezio tripled to deep center, C. Duncan and A. Pujols scored
Top 7th: St. Louis
- C. Duncan homered to deep left
Bot 8th: Houston
- C. Biggio singled to center, E. Bruntlett and O. Palmeiro scored
Bot 9th: Houston
- O. Palmeiro doubled to left, A. Everett scored
- C. Biggio singled to left, O. Palmeiro scored
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .292
C. Duncan rf-lf 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 .303
A. Pujols 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .327
S. Spiezio lf 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 .264
    S. Taguchi lf-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
S. Rolen 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .297
J. Encarnacion cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .279
R. Belliard 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .244
Y. Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
C. Narveson p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    J. Vizcaino ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .219
    J. Kinney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Flores p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .300
    A. Wainwright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    T. Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    P. Wilson ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260
    B. Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
 Totals 35 5 9 5 2 7 8  
 Batting
3B - S Spiezio (3, R Springer).
HR - D Eckstein (2, 1st inning off J Hirsh 0 on, 0 Out), R Belliard (3, 2nd inning off J Hirsh 0 on, 2 Out), C Duncan (19, 7th inning off B Lidge 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - D Eckstein (22), R Belliard (18), S Spiezio 2 (48), C Duncan (39).
2-out RBI - R Belliard, S Spiezio 2, C Duncan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Rolen 3.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - R Belliard (3, 2nd base by C Qualls/H Quintero).
 
 Fielding
E - C Duncan (6, bobble).
DP - 1 (Y Molina-R Belliard-A Pujols-D Eckstein).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio 2b 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 .246
M. Ensberg 3b 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 .233
L. Berkman 1b-rf 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .315
L. Scott lf 3 0 0 0 1 3 3 .367
    H. Quintero c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
J. Lane rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .204
    M. Lamb ph-1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
C. Burke cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .279
A. Everett ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .239
B. Ausmus c 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
    O. Palmeiro ph-lf 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 .245
J. Hirsh p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Munson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    F. Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
    E. Bruntlett ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .270
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    A. Huff ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
 Totals 35 6 10 6 2 12 10  
 Batting
2B - C Biggio (33, C Narveson); O Palmeiro (6, B Looper).
HR - M Ensberg (23, 3rd inning off C Narveson 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - L Berkman (127), M Ensberg (56), C Biggio 3 (58), O Palmeiro (14).
2-out RBI - M Ensberg, C Biggio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Lamb 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - C Biggio (3, 3rd base off C Narveson/Y Molina).
CS - J Lane (2, 2nd base by C Narveson/Y Molina).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Narveson 4.0 2 2 2 2 6 1 4.50
J. Kinney 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.34
R. Flores (H, 18) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.08
A. Wainwright (H, 17) 1.1 3 2 2 0 3 0 3.11
T. Johnson (H, 11) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.41
B. Looper (L, 9-3; BS, 2) 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 3.71
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Hirsh 4.2 5 4 4 2 2 2 5.83
R. Springer 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.63
B. Lidge 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 5.50
F. Nieve 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.14
C. Qualls (W, 6-3) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.98
WP - A Wainwright.
Pitches-strikes - C Narveson 71-36; J Kinney 18-11; R Flores 11-6; A Wainwright 27-20; T Johnson 14-8; B Looper 24-15; J Hirsh 86-52; R Springer 5-3; B Lidge 23-18; F Nieve 17-11; C Qualls 16-14.
Ground balls-fly balls - C Narveson 2-3; J Kinney 4-0; R Flores 0-0; A Wainwright 1-0; T Johnson 1-0; B Looper 2-0; J Hirsh 4-8; R Springer 1-0; B Lidge 2-1; F Nieve 0-1; C Qualls 2-0.
Batters faced - C Narveson 15; J Kinney 5; R Flores 2; A Wainwright 7; T Johnson 3; B Looper 5; J Hirsh 21; R Springer 2; B Lidge 7; F Nieve 3; C Qualls 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Angel Hernandez. 1B--Sam Holbrook. 2B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B--Chris Guccione.
Time: 3:08.
Attendance: 39,616.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY ST. LOUIS' DAVID ECKSTEIN LED OFF THE GAME.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 23, 2006 5:36 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
D. Eckstein D. Eckstein
3-5, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Houston
C. Biggio C. Biggio
3-5
3 RBI