St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Sunday, April 24, 2005 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  1    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   5  8  0
STL N    4  1  2    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   8 13  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Everett ss                    5   1   2   0       0   0       2   1
Palmeiro lf                   5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    5   0   2   2       0   1       7   0
Lamb 3b                       3   1   1   0       1   1       1   2
Lane rf                       3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Burke 2b                      3   1   2   0       0   1       2   1
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   1       1   1       6   1
Taveras cf                    4   0   0   1       0   0       3   1
Backe p                       1   1   0   0       1   1       1   3
  Biggio ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scott ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harville p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   8   4       4   6      24   9

BATTING - 
2B: Everett (6,off Morris); Bagwell (4,off Morris).
SH: Burke (1,off Morris).
GDP: Biggio (2,off Journell).
Team LOB: 7.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   5   2   3   2       0   0       1   3
Walker rf                     4   1   2   1       1   0       1   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   1   2       1   0      10   1
Edmonds cf                    3   0   0   0       2   1       4   0
Rolen 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   0       1   4
Sanders lf                    4   1   1   1       0   2       2   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nunez 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   2   3   1       0   0       1   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Molina c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       6   1
Morris p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Cedeno ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Journell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taguchi lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   8  13   8       4   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rolen-Pujols.
E: Eckstein (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Eckstein 2 (4,off Backe 2); Walker (3,off Backe).
3B: Rolen (1,off Backe); Sanders (1,off Backe).
HR: Pujols (5,1st inning off Backe 1 on 1 out).
SH: Molina (1,off Backe).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(1-1)                  5    13   8   8   1   3   1  28
Springer                      2     0   0   0   2   1   0   8
Franco                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Harville                      0.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   2
Totals                        8    13   8   8   4   5   1  40


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morris W(2-0)                 5     5   2   2   1   4   0  21
Journell                      1     2   3   2   2   0   0   7
King                          0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Tavarez                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Isringhausen SV(7)            1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     8   5   4   4   6   0  39


Umpires: HP - Charlie Reliford, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Brian Runge
Time of Game: 3:08   Attendance: 39020


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Everett             ss        Eckstein            ss
2. Palmeiro            lf        Walker              rf
3. Bagwell             1b        Pujols              1b
4. Lamb                3b        Edmonds             cf
5. Lane                rf        Rolen               3b
6. Burke               2b        Sanders             lf
7. Ausmus              c         Grudzielanek        2b
8. Taveras             cf        Molina              c
9. Backe               p         Morris              p

ASTROS 1ST: Everett doubled to left; Palmeiro grounded out
(first unassisted) [Everett to third]; Bagwell singled to center
[Everett scored]; Lamb was called out on strikes; Lane popped to
shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein doubled to left; Walker grounded out
(second to first) [Eckstein to third]; Pujols homered [Eckstein
scored]; Edmonds grounded out (pitcher to first); Rolen tripled
to right; Sanders tripled to center [Rolen scored]; Grudzielanek
singled to right [Sanders scored]; Molina singled to center
[Grudzielanek to second]; Morris struck out; 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Burke struck out; Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to
first); Taveras grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 2ND: Eckstein flied to center; Walker doubled to
center; Pujols flied to center [Walker to third]; Edmonds
walked; Rolen singled to left [Walker scored, Edmonds to
second]; Sanders struck out (catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe walked; Everett flied to left; Palmeiro lined
to center; Bagwell doubled to center [Backe scored]; Lamb flied
to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 3RD: Grudzielanek singled to center; Molina grounded
out (third to first) [Grudzielanek to second]; Morris flied to
center; Eckstein doubled to left [Grudzielanek scored]; Walker
singled to left [Eckstein scored]; Pujols grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 4TH: Lane singled to left; Burke out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Lane to second]; Ausmus was called out on
strikes; Taveras flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 4TH: Edmonds grounded out (pitcher to first); Rolen
popped to shortstop; Sanders was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Backe struck out; Everett singled to left; Palmeiro
grounded out (catcher to first) [Everett to second]; Bagwell
flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 5TH: Grudzielanek singled to shortstop; Molina out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Grudzielanek to second];
CEDENO BATTED FOR MORRIS; Cedeno popped to shortstop; Eckstein
singled to center [Grudzielanek scored, Eckstein out at first
(center to pitcher)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals
8.

ASTROS 6TH: JOURNELL REPLACED CEDENO (PITCHING); Lamb singled to
right; Lane walked [Lamb to second]; Burke singled to right
[Lamb to third, Lane to second]; Ausmus walked [Lamb scored,
Lane to third, Burke to second]; Taveras reached on an error by
Eckstein [Lane scored, Burke to third, Ausmus to second]; BIGGIO
BATTED FOR BACKE; Biggio grounded into a double play (third to
first) [Burke scored (unearned) (no RBI), Taveras stayed at
first, Ausmus out at third]; Everett forced Taveras (shortstop
to second); 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 6TH: SPRINGER REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); Walker
walked; Pujols flied to right; Edmonds walked [Walker to
second]; Rolen lined to third; Sanders forced Edmonds (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 7TH: KING REPLACED JOURNELL (PITCHING); Palmeiro grounded
out (shortstop to first); Bagwell was called out on strikes;
Lamb walked; TAVAREZ REPLACED SANDERS (PITCHING); TAGUCHI
REPLACED KING (PLAYING LF); Lane struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 7TH: Grudzielanek popped to catcher; Molina struck
out; Taguchi flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Burke singled to left; On a bunt Ausmus grounded out
(third to first) [Burke to second]; Taveras flied to center;
SCOTT BATTED FOR SPRINGER; NUNEZ REPLACED TAVAREZ (PLAYING 2B);
ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED GRUDZIELANEK (PITCHING); Scott grounded
out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 8TH: FRANCO REPLACED SCOTT (PITCHING); Eckstein
grounded out (first unassisted); Walker popped to catcher;
HARVILLE REPLACED FRANCO (PITCHING); Pujols walked; Edmonds was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Everett flied to center; Palmeiro grounded out
(first unassisted); Bagwell grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   8   0    7
 Cardinals        8  13   1    8


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