Houston 8, St. Louis 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(74-62)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 9 0
Houston 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 8 14 0
WP: B. Moehler (10-5) S: J. Valverde (36)
LP: B. Looper (12-11)
(70-66)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: St. Louis
- R. Ankiel homered to deep right, A. Pujols and S. Schumaker scored
Bot 1st: Houston
- T. Wigginton homered to deep right, D. Erstad scored
- G. Blum doubled to left, M. Tejada scored, L. Berkman to third
- H. Pence homered to deep right, L. Berkman and G. Blum scored
Bot 5th: Houston
- G. Blum homered to deep right, L. Berkman scored
Top 7th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols homered to deep left, C. Izturis scored
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
S. Schumaker cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .308
    J. Mather ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .237
R. Ludwick rf 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 .304
A. Pujols 1b 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 .362
R. Ankiel lf 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 .270
T. Glaus 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .270
A. Kennedy 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .273
    R. Franklin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Y. Molina c 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .311
    J. LaRue c 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .236
B. Looper p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Phelps ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500
    B. Thompson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
    A. Miles 2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .317
C. Izturis ss 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .251
    N. Stavinoha ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219
 Totals 35 5 9 5 2 10 13  
 Batting
2B - A Pujols (36, B Moehler); A Kennedy (13, B Moehler).
HR - R Ankiel (25, 1st inning off B Moehler 2 on, 1 Out), A Pujols (29, 7th inning off D Brocail 1 on, 2 Out).
S - B Looper.
RBI - R Ankiel 3 (71), A Pujols 2 (89).
2-out RBI - A Pujols 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Ludwick 1, A Kennedy 1, J Phelps 1, S Schumaker 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - C Izturis (17, 2nd base off T Byrdak/H Quintero), A Miles (2, 2nd base off J Valverde/H Quintero).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - S Schumaker (H Pence at 2nd base).
DP - 5 (C Izturis-A Pujols, S Schumaker-C Izturis, T Glaus-A Kennedy-A Pujols, A Kennedy-C Izturis-A Pujols, A Miles-C Izturis-A Pujols).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Erstad cf-lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .295
T. Wigginton lf-3b 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 .303
M. Tejada ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .281
L. Berkman 1b 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 .335
G. Blum 3b-2b 4 2 2 3 0 0 3 .245
H. Pence rf 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 .262
D. Newhan 2b 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .261
    M. Bourn cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
H. Quintero c 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .232
B. Moehler p 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .026
    R. Abercrombie ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    D. Brocail p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Loretta ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 32 8 14 8 3 3 11  
 Batting
2B - M Tejada (30, B Looper); G Blum (10, B Looper); D Newhan (5, B Looper); L Berkman (42, B Thompson).
3B - L Berkman (4, B Looper).
HR - T Wigginton (20, 1st inning off B Looper 1 on, 0 Out), H Pence (20, 1st inning off B Looper 2 on, 0 Out), G Blum (13, 5th inning off B Looper 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI - T Wigginton 2 (50), G Blum 3 (44), H Pence 3 (68).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Erstad 1, G Blum 1.
GIDP - G Blum, T Wigginton, M Tejada, M Loretta.
Team LOB - 4.
 Base Running
Picked Off - D Newhan (1st base, Y Molina).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Looper (L, 12-11) 4.1 11 8 8 3 1 3 4.27
R. Springer 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.51
B. Thompson 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.70
R. Franklin 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.52
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Moehler (W, 10-5) 6.0 7 3 3 1 6 1 4.02
T. Byrdak 0.1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3.81
D. Brocail 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.37
L. Hawkins (H, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
J. Valverde (S, 36) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.82
HBP - T Wigginton (by B Thompson).
Pitches-strikes - B Looper 83-48; R Springer 14-9; B Thompson 24-13; R Franklin 13-9; B Moehler 94-65; T Byrdak 14-7; D Brocail 10-7; L Hawkins 13-9; J Valverde 12-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Looper 7-3; R Springer 0-0; B Thompson 5-1; R Franklin 2-1; B Moehler 6-6; T Byrdak 0-0; D Brocail 1-0; L Hawkins 1-1; J Valverde 1-1.
Batters faced - B Looper 23; R Springer 2; B Thompson 7; R Franklin 4; B Moehler 26; T Byrdak 2; D Brocail 3; L Hawkins 3; J Valverde 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B--Mike Winters. 2B--Marvin Hudson. 3B--Randy Marsh.
Ejections: HOUSTON's Cooper by Winters (4th).
Time: 2:54.
Attendance: 37,569.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
ST. LOUIS CATCHER YADIER MOLINA EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN IN THE SECOND INNING.
THE DOUBLE BY ST. LOUIS' ALBERT PUJOLS IN THE THIRD INNING WAS THE 1500TH HIT OF HIS MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER.
HOUSTON MANAGER CECIL COOPER WAS EJECTED BY FIRST BASE UMPIRE MIKE WINTERS FOR ARGUING A PLAY IN LEFT FIELD.

Updated on Saturday, Aug 30, 2008 10:44 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
A. Pujols Albert Pujols
4-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Houston
G. Blum Geoff Blum
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI