Houston 7, St. Louis 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(80-73)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 12 0
Houston 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 12 1
WP: D. Wheeler (3-5)
LP: T. Johnson (0-4)
(76-78)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: St. Louis
- J. Rodriguez singled to center, D. Eckstein scored, S. Spiezio to second, S. Spiezio to third on center fielder C. Burke's fielding error
Bot 1st: Houston
- L. Berkman doubled to deep center, C. Biggio scored
Bot 3rd: Houston
- L. Scott homered to deep left, L. Berkman scored
Top 7th: St. Louis
- C. Duncan homered to deep left, D. Eckstein scored
Bot 7th: Houston
- A. Huff homered to deep right
Top 9th: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein doubled to left, J. Vizcaino scored
- J. Encarnacion grounded into fielder's choice, D. Eckstein scored, A. Pujols out at third, S. Spiezio to second
Bot 9th: Houston
- L. Scott homered to deep right, L. Berkman and M. Ensberg scored
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .295
C. Duncan rf-lf 5 1 1 2 0 1 2 .301
A. Pujols 1b 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .327
S. Spiezio 3b 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 .269
J. Rodriguez lf 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .306
    J. Encarnacion ph-cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .280
R. Belliard 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .238
S. Schumaker cf-rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .192
G. Bennett c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
    A. Miles ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
    T. Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Marquis p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .179
    J. Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Taguchi ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
    J. Sosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130
    J. Kinney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Vizcaino ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .225
    Y. Molina c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
 Totals 37 4 12 4 4 5 18  
 Batting
2B - D Eckstein 3 (17, R Oswalt 2, D Wheeler); S Spiezio (15, R Oswalt); J Vizcaino (6, D Wheeler).
HR - C Duncan (20, 7th inning off R Oswalt 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - J Rodriguez (18), C Duncan 2 (41), D Eckstein (23).
2-out RBI - J Rodriguez, C Duncan 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Belliard 2, J Encarnacion 2, D Eckstein 1, S Schumaker 1.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (A Pujols-D Eckstein-A Pujols).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio 2b 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 .245
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Ensberg 3b 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 .236
L. Berkman 1b 5 2 4 1 0 0 1 .320
L. Scott lf 5 2 2 5 0 0 2 .368
A. Huff rf 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .233
    C. Jimerson rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
C. Burke cf-2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
A. Everett ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .240
B. Ausmus c 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .230
R. Oswalt p 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .154
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
    W. Taveras cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
 Totals 34 7 12 7 4 1 13  
 Batting
2B - L Berkman (29, J Marquis).
HR - L Scott 2 (10, 3rd inning off J Marquis 1 on, 0 Out, 9th inning off T Johnson 2 on, 0 Out), A Huff (11, 7th inning off J Sosa 0 on, 1 Out).
S - R Oswalt.
RBI - L Berkman (128), L Scott 5 (35), A Huff (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Oswalt 2, A Everett 2, A Huff 1, M Ensberg 1.
GIDP - L Berkman.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
SB - A Everett (9, 2nd base off J Marquis/G Bennett).
 
 Fielding
E - C Burke (6, bobble).
Outfield assists - A Huff (A Pujols at Home).
DP - 1 (M Ensberg-L Berkman).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Marquis 5.1 9 3 3 3 1 1 5.80
J. Hancock 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.72
J. Sosa 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.61
J. Kinney 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.12
T. Johnson (L, 0-4) 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 1 5.19
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt 7.0 9 3 3 2 4 1 3.07
T. Miller (H, 10) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06
C. Qualls (H, 21) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.95
D. Wheeler (W, 3-5; BS, 3) 1.0 2 1 1 2 0 0 2.59
IBB - A Pujols (by D Wheeler).
HBP - C Burke (by J Marquis).
Pitches-strikes - J Marquis 106-64; J Hancock 2-2; J Sosa 10-7; J Kinney 12-7; T Johnson 9-4; R Oswalt 99-65; T Miller 3-2; C Qualls 6-5; D Wheeler 27-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Marquis 8-7; J Hancock 2-0; J Sosa 1-2; J Kinney 1-2; T Johnson 0-0; R Oswalt 10-5; T Miller 1-0; C Qualls 1-0; D Wheeler 1-2.
Batters faced - J Marquis 29; J Hancock 1; J Sosa 4; J Kinney 3; T Johnson 3; R Oswalt 30; T Miller 1; C Qualls 3; D Wheeler 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Sam Holbrook. 1B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B--Chris Guccione. 3B--Angel Hernandez.
Time: 3:02.
Attendance: 43,469.
Weather: INDOORS

Updated on Sunday, Sep 24, 2006 5:53 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
D. Eckstein D. Eckstein
3-5
1 RBI
 Houston
L. Scott L. Scott
2-5, 2 HR
5 RBI