Houston 6, St. Louis 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(68-86)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 13 1
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 8 0
WP: B. Backe (2-1) S: B. Lidge (16)
LP: J. Pineiro (5-4)
(71-82)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep center, C. Burke scored
- T. Wigginton singled to left, C. Lee scored, T. Wigginton to second advancing on throw
Bot 1st: St. Louis
- S. Spiezio hit sacrifice fly to right, R. Ankiel scored
Bot 5th: St. Louis
- R. Ankiel grounded into fielder's choice, A. Miles scored, D. Eckstein out at second
Top 8th: Houston
- J.R. Towles doubled to left, C. Ransom and H. Pence scored
- J. Anderson singled to pitcher, J.R. Towles scored, O. Palmeiro to second
Bot 9th: St. Louis
- S. Schumaker walked, R. Ankiel scored, R. Ludwick to third, S. Spiezio to second
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Anderson cf 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .439
C. Burke 2b 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .231
L. Berkman 1b 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 .276
C. Lee lf 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .300
H. Pence rf 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .325
    E. Bruntlett rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
T. Wigginton 3b 5 0 1 1 0 2 2 .298
C. Ransom ss 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .320
J.R. Towles c 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 .400
B. Backe p 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .375
    D. Sarfate p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .242
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Randolph p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 38 6 13 6 4 6 14  
 Batting
2B - C Burke (17, J Pineiro); C Lee (41, J Pineiro); C Ransom (2, R Franklin); J Towles (3, R Franklin).
HR - L Berkman (31, 1st inning off J Pineiro 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI - L Berkman 2 (95), T Wigginton (17), J Towles 2 (11), J Anderson (9).
2-out RBI - T Wigginton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Ransom 1, L Berkman 1, B Backe 1, J Anderson 1, H Pence 1.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
CS - E Bruntlett (3, 2nd base by M Maroth/Y Molina), J Anderson (1, 2nd base by J Pineiro/Y Molina).
 
 Fielding
E - E Bruntlett (8, line drive).
DP - 1 (B Backe-C Ransom-L Berkman).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 .304
R. Ankiel cf 4 2 0 1 1 1 5 .265
R. Ludwick rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 .255
S. Spiezio 1b 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 .255
S. Schumaker lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .320
    A. Pujols ph 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .321
    A. Reyes pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Y. Molina c 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 .275
M. Cairo 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265
J. Pineiro p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .067
    T. Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Ryan ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .302
    R. Franklin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    R. Flores p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Edmonds ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
    M. Maroth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
A. Miles 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .297
 Totals 34 3 8 3 7 4 23  
 Batting
2B - S Schumaker (9, B Backe).
SF - S Spiezio.
RBI - S Spiezio (30), R Ankiel (31), A Pujols (96).
2-out RBI - A Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Ludwick 1, J Edmonds 1, Y Molina 3.
Team LOB - 12.
 Base Running
SB - R Ankiel (1, 2nd base off S Randolph/J Towles).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (Y Molina-A Miles).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe (W, 2-1) 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 4.37
D. Sarfate (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
C. Qualls 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.20
S. Randolph 0.2 0 1 1 3 0 0 10.66
B. Lidge (S, 16) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.95
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Pineiro (L, 5-4) 5.2 8 3 3 3 4 1 4.53
T. Johnson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.41
R. Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.14
R. Franklin 0.1 4 3 3 0 0 0 2.79
R. Flores 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.39
M. Maroth 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 10.95
Pitches-strikes - B Backe 87-52; D Sarfate 17-9; C Qualls 15-11; S Randolph 28-12; B Lidge 8-3; J Pineiro 111-66; T Johnson 3-2; R Springer 9-6; R Franklin 12-9; R Flores 10-7; M Maroth 18-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Backe 4-11; D Sarfate 0-1; C Qualls 3-0; S Randolph 0-2; B Lidge 1-0; J Pineiro 7-5; T Johnson 1-0; R Springer 1-1; R Franklin 0-1; R Flores 2-0; M Maroth 0-1.
Batters faced - B Backe 25; D Sarfate 5; C Qualls 5; S Randolph 5; B Lidge 2; J Pineiro 27; T Johnson 1; R Springer 3; R Franklin 5; R Flores 3; M Maroth 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Rick Reed. 1B--Tim Timmons. 2B--Alfonso Marquez. 3B--Chuck Meriwether.
Time: 3:38.
Attendance: 43,677.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, out to left.

Updated on Friday, Sep 21, 2007 11:55 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
1-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 St. Louis
D. Eckstein D. Eckstein
3-4