St. Louis 4, Houston 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(68-88)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 8 2
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 11 1
WP: K. Jimenez (3-0)
LP: B. Lidge (5-3)
(73-82)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein safe at first on third baseman T. Wigginton's throwing error, T. Wellemeyer scored, B. Ryan to third
Top 7th: Houston
- M. Loretta singled to shallow right, C. Biggio scored, H. Pence to second
Top 9th: Houston
- C. Lee homered to deep left, L. Berkman scored
Bot 9th: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein singled to deep left, M. Cairo scored, R. Ludwick to third
- R. Ankiel tripled to right, R. Ludwick and B. Barden scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Anderson cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .396
C. Biggio 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .249
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
L. Berkman 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .274
C. Lee lf 3 1 2 2 1 0 1 .300
H. Pence rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .322
M. Loretta ss-2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .286
T. Wigginton 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .295
B. Ausmus c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
    J.R. Towles c 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .417
R. Oswalt p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125
    M. Lamb ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294
    E. Bruntlett pr-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
 Totals 35 3 8 3 1 7 10  
 Batting
2B - M Lamb (14, B Falkenborg).
HR - C Lee (31, 9th inning off J Isringhausen 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI - M Loretta (40), C Lee 2 (115).
2-out RBI - M Loretta.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Wigginton 1, E Bruntlett 1, C Biggio 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - C Lee (4, line drive); T Wigginton (2, throw).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .307
    A. Pujols ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .323
    B. Barden pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .148
R. Ankiel cf 5 0 3 2 0 1 3 .288
S. Taguchi lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .289
S. Spiezio 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .255
S. Schumaker rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .321
A. Miles 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297
    T. Percival p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Falkenborg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Edmonds ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249
    J. Isringhausen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Jimenez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
K. Stinnett c 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .188
T. Wellemeyer p 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .143
    M. Cairo 2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286
B. Ryan 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .302
    R. Ludwick ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .263
 Totals 36 4 11 3 2 2 15  
 Batting
2B - B Ryan (9, R Oswalt).
3B - R Ankiel (1, B Lidge).
RBI - A Pujols (99), R Ankiel 2 (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Spiezio 1, R Ankiel 1, S Schumaker 2, T Wellemeyer 2.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
CS - S Taguchi (3, 2nd base by R Oswalt/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
E - D Eckstein (18, ground ball).
DP - 1 (B Ryan-S Spiezio-D Eckstein-B Ryan-S Spiezio-D Eckstein).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt 7.0 8 1 0 1 2 0 3.18
C. Qualls 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.16
B. Lidge (L, 5-3; BS, 8) 0.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 3.38
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
T. Wellemeyer 5.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 3.28
T. Percival (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.89
R. Springer (BS, 2) 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.25
B. Falkenborg 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.29
J. Isringhausen 0.2 2 2 1 0 0 1 2.32
K. Jimenez (W, 3-0) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.65
IBB - K Stinnett (by R Oswalt).
Pitches-strikes - R Oswalt 101-75; C Qualls 5-4; B Lidge 19-11; T Wellemeyer 71-43; T Percival 9-8; R Springer 26-17; B Falkenborg 15-10; J Isringhausen 15-10; K Jimenez 8-6.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Oswalt 12-6; C Qualls 2-1; B Lidge 0-0; T Wellemeyer 3-6; T Percival 1-1; R Springer 2-0; B Falkenborg 2-1; J Isringhausen 2-0; K Jimenez 0-1.
Batters faced - R Oswalt 31; C Qualls 3; B Lidge 4; T Wellemeyer 16; T Percival 3; R Springer 6; B Falkenborg 4; J Isringhausen 5; K Jimenez 2.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Alfonso Marquez. 1B--Chuck Meriwether. 2B--Rick Reed. 3B--Tim Timmons.
Time: 2:51.
Attendance: 46,169.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
HOUSTON SHORTSTOP MARK LORETTA SINGLED IN THE SEVENTH INNING TO EXTEND HIS HITTING STREAK TO 13 GAMES.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 23, 2007 11:19 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
C. Lee C. Lee
2-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 St. Louis
R. Ankiel R. Ankiel
3-5
2 RBI