Houston 3, St. Louis 0
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 X 3 6 0
WP: B. Norris (6-3) S: J. Valverde (24)
LP: J. Smoltz (1-2)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 3rd: Houston
- M. Tejada singled to left, K. Matsui scored, B. Norris to second
Bot 6th: Houston
- C. Lee hit sacrifice fly to left center, M. Tejada scored
Bot 8th: Houston
- C. Lee singled to shallow center, M. Bourn scored, L. Berkman to second
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
S. Schumaker 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .304
C. Rasmus cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .258
A. Pujols 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .330
M. Holliday lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .356
R. Ludwick rf 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .271
M. DeRosa 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 .238
Y. Molina c 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .291
J. Lugo ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .277
J. Smoltz p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .083
    R. Ankiel ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235
    B. Hawksworth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Reyes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Franklin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 32 0 7 0 0 3 8 0 17  
 Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Schumaker 1, R Ludwick 1, M DeRosa 1, J Lugo 1.
GIDP - M DeRosa, J Smoltz.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (A Pujols-J Lugo).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
M. Bourn cf 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .289
M. Tejada ss 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .304
L. Berkman 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .268
C. Lee lf 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .304
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Blum 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .253
H. Pence rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 .285
K. Matsui 2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
J.R. Towles c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .094
    J. Keppinger ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
    H. Quintero c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
B. Norris p 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188
    J. Fulchino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
    D. Erstad ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .197
    L. Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Michaels lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
 Totals 28 3 6 3 0 3 9 0 14  
 Batting
2B - M Tejada (44, J Smoltz); K Matsui (20, J Smoltz).
S - K Matsui.
SF - C Lee.
RBI - M Tejada (79), C Lee 2 (98).
2-out RBI - M Tejada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Berkman 1, H Pence 1, D Erstad 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (L Berkman-M Tejada-K Matsui, M Tejada-K Matsui-L Berkman).
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
J. Smoltz (L, 1-2) 6.0 5 2 2 0 5 0 1.00 3.18  
B. Hawksworth 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.08 2.25  
D. Reyes 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1.33 3.29  
R. Franklin 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.14 1.98  
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
B. Norris (W, 6-3) 6.0 6 0 0 2 3 0 1.51 4.53  
J. Fulchino (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.15 3.26  
L. Hawkins (H, 18) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.18 2.24  
J. Valverde (S, 24) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.08 2.12  
WP - R Franklin.
IBB - L Berkman (by R Franklin).
Pitches-strikes - J Smoltz 88-60; B Hawksworth 16-8; D Reyes 6-2; R Franklin 25-15; J Valverde 17-12; B Norris 99-61; J Fulchino 12-9; L Hawkins 15-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Smoltz 10-4; B Hawksworth 1-0; D Reyes 0-0; R Franklin 0-0; J Valverde 1-0; B Norris 10-6; J Fulchino 0-0; L Hawkins 2-1.
Batters faced - J Smoltz 23; B Hawksworth 4; D Reyes 1; R Franklin 5; J Valverde 4; B Norris 24; J Fulchino 3; L Hawkins 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mark Wegner. 1B--Rick Reed. 2B--Jeff Kellogg. 3B--Tim Timmons.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 4:46 am ET

 
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