St. Louis 8, Houston 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(23-29)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 8 10 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
WP: R. Franklin (2-0)
LP: C. Qualls (4-3)
(22-32)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein flied out to right
- S. Spiezio grounded out to shortstop
- A. Pujols grounded out to shortstop

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

  Bottom 1st: Houston
- C. Biggio popped out to second
- H. Pence doubled to left
- L. Berkman struck out swinging
- C. Lee walked
- L. Scott walked, H. Pence to third, C. Lee to second
- M. Ensberg struck out swinging

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

  Top 2nd: St. Louis
- J. Edmonds flied out to deep left center
- S. Rolen grounded out to second
- J. Encarnacion struck out looking

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

  Bottom 2nd: Houston
- A. Everett struck out looking
- B. Ausmus lined out to center
- R. Oswalt flied out to right center

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

  Top 3rd: St. Louis
- G. Bennett popped out to shortstop
- A. Kennedy struck out swinging
- A. Wainwright singled to left
- D. Eckstein singled to right, A. Wainwright to second
- S. Spiezio grounded out to second

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

  Bottom 3rd: Houston
- S. Spiezio at third
- S. Taguchi in left field
- C. Biggio fouled out to catcher
- H. Pence struck out swinging
- L. Berkman grounded out to second

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

  Top 4th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols doubled to left
- J. Edmonds sacrificed to catcher, A. Pujols to third, A. Pujols scored on first baseman L. Berkman's throwing error
- S. Taguchi fouled out to right
- J. Encarnacion grounded out to third

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

  Bottom 4th: Houston
- C. Lee grounded out to shortstop
- L. Scott grounded out to second
- M. Ensberg walked
- A. Everett grounded into fielder's choice, M. Ensberg out at second

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

  Top 5th: St. Louis
- G. Bennett grounded out to shortstop
- A. Kennedy walked
- A. Wainwright sacrificed to catcher, A. Kennedy to second
- D. Eckstein hit by pitch
- S. Spiezio struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 5th: Houston
- B. Ausmus grounded out to third
- R. Oswalt flied out to center
- C. Biggio grounded out to third

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

  Top 6th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols grounded out to second
- J. Edmonds walked
- S. Taguchi singled to right, J. Edmonds to third
- J. Encarnacion struck out swinging
- G. Bennett grounded into fielder's choice, S. Taguchi out at second

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

  Bottom 6th: Houston
- H. Pence singled to center
- L. Berkman struck out swinging
- H. Pence stole second
- C. Lee doubled to deep center, H. Pence scored
- L. Scott grounded out to first, C. Lee to third
- M. Ensberg grounded out to shortstop

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

  Top 7th: St. Louis
- A. Kennedy grounded out to second
- A. Wainwright flied out to deep right
- A. Miles hit for D. Eckstein
- D. Eckstein grounded out to second

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

  Bottom 7th: Houston
- A. Miles at shortstop
- A. Everett popped out to second
- B. Ausmus singled to center
- M. Lamb hit for R. Oswalt
- M. Lamb popped out to second
- C. Biggio walked, B. Ausmus to second
- H. Pence struck out swinging

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

  Top 8th: St. Louis
- C. Qualls relieved R. Oswalt
- S. Spiezio singled to right
- A. Pujols struck out swinging
- J. Edmonds struck out looking
- S. Taguchi grounded into fielder's choice, S. Spiezio out at second

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

  Bottom 8th: Houston
- R. Franklin relieved A. Wainwright
- R. Ludwick in left field
- L. Berkman singled to center
- C. Lee flied out to left center
- L. Scott walked, L. Berkman to second
- M. Ensberg grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, L. Scott out at second

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

  Top 9th: St. Louis
- J. Encarnacion homered to deep left center
- G. Bennett homered to deep left
- T. Miller relieved C. Qualls
- A. Kennedy hit by pitch
- A. Kennedy to second on wild pitch
- R. Ludwick reached on fielder's choice, A. Kennedy to third
- D. Wheeler relieved T. Miller
- M. Loretta at third
- R. Ludwick stole second
- A. Miles struck out swinging
- S. Spiezio doubled to deep right, R. Ludwick and A. Kennedy scored
- A. Pujols intentionally walked
- J. Edmonds flied out to center, S. Spiezio to third
- K. Wells hit for R. Franklin
- K. Wells singled to right, S. Spiezio scored, A. Pujols to third
- J. Encarnacion walked, K. Wells to second
- G. Bennett doubled to left, K. Wells and A. Pujols scored, J. Encarnacion to third
- B. Moehler relieved D. Wheeler
- A. Kennedy struck out swinging

7 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 8, Houston 1

  Bottom 9th: Houston
- R. Springer relieved R. Franklin
- A. Everett popped out to left
- B. Ausmus struck out swinging
- M. Loretta flied out to right

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
St. Louis 8, Houston 1
 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
G. Bennett G. Bennett
2-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Houston
H. Pence H. Pence
2-4