St. Louis 8, Houston 6, 10 innings
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(24-30)
  Final 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 8 11 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 6 11 0
WP: J. Isringhausen (2-0)
LP: D. Wheeler (0-2)
(23-33)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein homered to deep left
Top 5th: St. Louis
- J. Encarnacion homered to deep left
- G. Bennett doubled to deep right, R. Ludwick scored
Top 6th: St. Louis
- J. Edmonds singled to right, S. Spiezio scored
Bot 6th: Houston
- H. Pence singled to center, O. Palmeiro scored
Bot 7th: Houston
- M. Ensberg singled to right, L. Scott scored
- L. Berkman grounded into fielder's choice, M. Ensberg scored, E. Munson to third, A. Everett out at second
- M. Loretta grounded into fielder's choice, E. Munson scored, L. Berkman out at second
Top 8th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols homered to deep right
Bot 8th: Houston
- H. Pence homered to deep center
Top 10th: St. Louis
- S. Taguchi homered to deep left
- A. Pujols homered to deep left center, D. Eckstein scored
Bot 10th: Houston
- M. Loretta homered to deep left
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .284
S. Spiezio 3b 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .279
A. Pujols 1b 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 .292
J. Edmonds cf 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 .239
J. Encarnacion rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .231
R. Ludwick lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .246
    J. Isringhausen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Bennett c 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .254
B. Ryan 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
    A. Miles ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
B. Looper p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
    R. Flores p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Franklin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Taguchi lf 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .258
 Totals 40 8 11 8 0 6 6  
 Batting
2B - R Ludwick (4, J Jennings); G Bennett (3, J Jennings); S Spiezio (8, J Jennings).
HR - D Eckstein (2, 1st inning off J Jennings 0 on, 0 Out), J Encarnacion (2, 5th inning off J Jennings 0 on, 0 Out), A Pujols 2 (11, 8th inning off C Qualls 0 on, 2 Out, 10th inning off D Wheeler 1 on, 2 Out), S Taguchi (2, 10th inning off D Wheeler 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - D Eckstein (10), J Encarnacion (8), G Bennett (9), J Edmonds (20), A Pujols 3 (31), S Taguchi (8).
2-out RBI - A Pujols 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Eckstein 1.
GIDP - A Pujols.
Team LOB - 2.
 Fielding
Outfield assists - J Encarnacion (L Berkman at 2nd base).
DP - 1 (D Eckstein-B Ryan-A Pujols).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Loretta 2b-3b 5 1 1 2 0 0 1 .328
M. Lamb 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .264
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Biggio 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
H. Pence cf 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 .375
C. Lee lf 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313
L. Scott rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .232
M. Ensberg 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .234
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .165
E. Munson c 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .286
    B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
A. Everett ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
J. Jennings p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .175
    D. Borkowski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Berkman ph-1b 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .238
 Totals 40 6 11 6 1 1 11  
 Batting
2B - L Scott (11, B Looper).
HR - H Pence (5, 8th inning off R Franklin 0 on, 0 Out), M Loretta (1, 10th inning off J Isringhausen 0 on, 0 Out).
S - A Everett.
RBI - H Pence 2 (23), M Ensberg (15), L Berkman (30), M Loretta 2 (13).
2-out RBI - H Pence.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Lane 1, C Lee 1, L Scott 1.
GIDP - E Munson.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - H Pence (5, 2nd base off B Looper/G Bennett).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Ensberg-M Loretta-M Lamb).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Looper 6.0 7 3 3 0 1 0 3.72
R. Flores (H, 5) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.05
R. Franklin (BS, 2) 1.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.50
J. Isringhausen (W, 2-0) 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1.64
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Jennings 6.0 7 4 4 0 2 2 3.13
D. Borkowski 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
C. Qualls 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.55
D. Wheeler (L, 0-2) 1.2 3 3 3 0 3 2 4.85
T. Miller 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75
Pitches-strikes - B Looper 87-52; R Flores 4-4; R Franklin 18-12; J Isringhausen 25-14; J Jennings 80-50; D Borkowski 11-8; C Qualls 17-11; D Wheeler 34-24; T Miller 4-3.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Looper 13-4; R Flores 2-0; R Franklin 3-2; J Isringhausen 2-4; J Jennings 7-9; D Borkowski 2-1; C Qualls 2-1; D Wheeler 2-0; T Miller 0-0.
Batters faced - B Looper 24; R Flores 3; R Franklin 6; J Isringhausen 9; J Jennings 24; D Borkowski 3; C Qualls 4; D Wheeler 8; T Miller 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Adrian Johnson. 1B--Jim Reynolds. 2B--Gary Cederstrom. 3B--Lance Barksdale.
Time: 3:01.
Attendance: 40,483.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY ST LOUIS SHORTSTOP DAVID ECKSTEIN LED OFF THE GAME.

Updated on Monday, Jun 4, 2007 4:17 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
A. Pujols A. Pujols
2-5, 2 HR
3 RBI
 Houston
H. Pence H. Pence
4-5, 1 HR
2 RBI