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

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  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)
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  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein homered to deep left
- C. Duncan flied out to left
- A. Pujols grounded out to third
- S. Spiezio grounded out to first

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

  Bottom 1st: Houston
- C. Biggio doubled to left
- M. Ensberg struck out swinging, C. Biggio stole third
- L. Berkman grounded out to first, C. Biggio scored
- L. Scott walked
- J. Lane flied out to deep center

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

  Top 2nd: St. Louis
- S. Rolen popped out to second
- J. Encarnacion flied out to deep center
- R. Belliard homered to deep left
- Y. Molina lined out to third

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

  Bottom 2nd: Houston
- C. Burke flied out to right
- A. Everett flied out to right
- B. Ausmus struck out looking

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

  Top 3rd: St. Louis
- C. Narveson struck out swinging
- D. Eckstein singled to right center
- C. Duncan walked, D. Eckstein to second
- A. Pujols flied out to right
- S. Spiezio walked, D. Eckstein to third, C. Duncan to second
- S. Rolen popped out to third

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

  Bottom 3rd: Houston
- J. Hirsh grounded out to shortstop
- C. Biggio struck out looking
- M. Ensberg homered to deep left
- L. Berkman struck out looking

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

  Top 4th: St. Louis
- J. Encarnacion flied out to left
- R. Belliard grounded out to third
- Y. Molina flied out to deep center

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

  Bottom 4th: Houston
- L. Scott struck out looking
- J. Lane walked
- C. Burke struck out swinging, J. Lane caught stealing, catcher to second to first to shortstop

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

  Top 5th: St. Louis
- J. Vizcaino hit for C. Narveson
- J. Vizcaino struck out swinging
- D. Eckstein singled to right
- C. Duncan grounded into fielder's choice, D. Eckstein out at second
- A. Pujols singled to center, C. Duncan to second
- R. Springer relieved J. Hirsh
- S. Spiezio tripled to deep center, C. Duncan and A. Pujols scored
- S. Rolen grounded out to third

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

  Bottom 5th: Houston
- J. Kinney relieved C. Narveson
- A. Everett grounded out to third
- B. Ausmus grounded out to third
- E. Munson hit for R. Springer
- E. Munson grounded out to first

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

  Top 6th: St. Louis
- B. Lidge relieved R. Springer
- J. Encarnacion struck out swinging
- R. Belliard grounded out to shortstop
- Y. Molina fouled out to first

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

  Bottom 6th: Houston
- C. Biggio grounded out to third
- M. Ensberg singled to left
- R. Flores relieved J. Kinney
- L. Berkman struck out swinging
- L. Scott struck out looking

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 4, Houston 2

  Top 7th: St. Louis
- J. Rodriguez hit for R. Flores
- J. Rodriguez struck out swinging
- D. Eckstein grounded out to shortstop
- C. Duncan homered to deep left
- A. Pujols struck out looking

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 5, Houston 2

  Bottom 7th: Houston
- A. Wainwright relieved R. Flores
- M. Lamb hit for J. Lane
- M. Lamb struck out swinging
- C. Burke struck out looking
- A. Everett grounded out to shortstop

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

  Top 8th: St. Louis
- L. Berkman in right field
- M. Lamb at first
- F. Nieve relieved B. Lidge
- S. Spiezio struck out swinging
- S. Rolen popped out to first
- J. Encarnacion struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 8th: Houston
- O. Palmeiro hit for B. Ausmus
- S. Taguchi in left field
- O. Palmeiro singled to right
- E. Bruntlett hit for F. Nieve
- E. Bruntlett singled to right, O. Palmeiro to second
- O. Palmeiro to third, E. Bruntlett to second on wild pitch
- C. Biggio singled to center, E. Bruntlett and O. Palmeiro scored
- M. Ensberg struck out looking
- T. Johnson relieved A. Wainwright
- L. Berkman singled to right, C. Biggio to second, C. Biggio to third on right fielder C. Duncan's fielding error
- L. Scott struck out swinging
- M. Lamb grounded out to second

2 runs, 4 hits, 1 errors
St. Louis 5, Houston 4

  Top 9th: St. Louis
- H. Quintero catching
- O. Palmeiro in left field
- C. Qualls relieved F. Nieve
- R. Belliard singled to deep center
- R. Belliard caught stealing, catcher to second
- Y. Molina grounded out to third
- P. Wilson hit for T. Johnson
- P. Wilson singled to left center
- D. Eckstein grounded out to second

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

  Bottom 9th: Houston
- C. Duncan in left field
- S. Taguchi in right field
- B. Looper relieved T. Johnson
- C. Burke grounded out to shortstop
- A. Everett singled to right
- O. Palmeiro doubled to left, A. Everett scored
- A. Huff hit for C. Qualls
- A. Huff grounded out to first, O. Palmeiro to third
- C. Biggio singled to left, O. Palmeiro scored

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 5, Houston 6
 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
D. Eckstein D. Eckstein
3-5, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Houston
C. Biggio C. Biggio
3-5
3 RBI