Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5 (13 innings)
Regular Season Game 135
Played on Friday, September 2, 2005 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  1  0    0  0  2    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  -   5 13  1
HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  0    2  -   6  8  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   6   0   1   0       0   1       2   6
Walker rf                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Taguchi rf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Pujols 1b                     6   2   3   0       0   0      17   1
Edmonds cf                    5   2   3   3       0   1       3   0
Rodriguez lf                  5   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
Grudzielanek 2b               6   0   1   0       0   3       2   3
  Alberto Reyes p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Nunez 3b                      6   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Molina c                      6   1   2   1       0   0      10   2
Mulder p                      2   0   0   0       1   2       0   3
  Luna ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Mabry ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eldred p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  King p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Seabol 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       50   5  13   5       1   9      38  18

FIELDING - 
E: Grudzielanek (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Edmonds (33,off Astacio); Pujols (34,off Wheeler); Grudzielanek (28,off
Qualls).
HR: Molina (7,2nd inning off Astacio 0 on 2 out); Edmonds 2 (24,6th inning
off Astacio 1 on 0 out,13th inning off Qualls 0 on 0 out).
SH: Edmonds (1,off Wheeler); Rodriguez (3,off Lidge).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    5   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Scott ph,cf                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Biggio 2b                     6   0   1   0       0   1       2   4
Ensberg 3b                    6   1   2   1       0   1       2   3
Berkman 1b,lf,1b              2   1   0   0       3   1      12   1
  Gipson pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Chavez ph                   1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lane rf                       6   2   1   0       0   2       3   0
Burke lf                      3   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
  Lamb ph,1b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Vizcaino ph,1b              1   0   0   0       1   1       3   1
Everett ss                    3   0   0   1       0   0       2   1
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro lf                 1   0   0   1       1   0       1   0
Ausmus c                      6   1   2   2       0   0       8   2
Astacio p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bruntlett ss                4   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
Totals                       47   6   8   6       6  12      39  17

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (35,off Eldred).
HR: Ensberg (35,9th inning off Isringhausen 0 on 0 out); Ausmus (2,10th inning
off Isringhausen 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Palmeiro (4,by King).
IBB: Berkman (8,by Eldred); Vizcaino (4,by Tavarez).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mulder                        8     2   2   1   2   8   0  29
Isringhausen                  2     2   2   2   0   3   2   8
Eldred                        2     1   0   0   3   1   0  10
Tavarez L(2-3)                0.1   2   2   2   1   0   0   4
King                          0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Alberto Reyes                 0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                       12.2   8   6   5   6  12   2  54

HBP: King (2,Palmeiro).
IBB: Eldred (2,Berkman); Tavarez (3,Vizcaino).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Astacio                       5.1   8   3   3   1   6   2  25
Springer                      1.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   7
Wheeler                       2.1   1   1   1   0   2   0   8
Lidge                         1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Qualls W(4-4)                 2     2   1   1   0   0   1   8
Totals                       13    13   5   5   1   9   3  53

Springer faced 1 batter in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Greg Gibson, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Brian Runge
Time of Game: 4:04   Attendance: 38511


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Taveras             cf
2. Walker              rf        Biggio              2b
3. Pujols              1b        Ensberg             3b
4. Edmonds             cf        Berkman             1b
5. Rodriguez           lf        Lane                rf
6. Grudzielanek        2b        Burke               lf
7. Nunez               3b        Everett             ss
8. Molina              c         Ausmus              c
9. Mulder              p         Astacio             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein singled to center; Walker popped to
shortstop; Pujols singled to center [Eckstein to second];
Edmonds struck out; Rodriguez grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras struck out; Biggio flied to right; Ensberg
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Grudzielanek struck out; Nunez grounded out
(second to first); Molina homered; Mulder walked; Eckstein
popped to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman walked; Lane reached on an error by
Grudzielanek [Berkman to second]; Burke singled to center
[Berkman to third, Lane to second]; Everett forced Burke (third
to second) [Berkman scored (unearned), Lane to third]; Ausmus
singled to right [Lane scored, Everett to third]; Astacio struck
out; Taveras was called out on strikes; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Walker flied to left; Pujols flied to right;
Edmonds doubled to center; Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio flied to center; Ensberg struck out (catcher
to first); Berkman walked; Lane lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Grudzielanek struck out; Nunez struck out; Molina
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: TAGUCHI REPLACED WALKER (PLAYING RF); Burke grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cardinals right fielder Larry
Walker left the game due to an injured neck/shoulder;
Everett grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Mulder was called out on strikes; Eckstein
grounded out (shortstop to first); Taguchi grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Astacio was called out on strikes; Taveras grounded
out (second to first); Biggio struck out (catcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols singled to right; Edmonds homered [Pujols
scored]; Rodriguez singled to right; Grudzielanek flied to left;
Nunez singled to left [Rodriguez to second]; SPRINGER REPLACED
ASTACIO (PITCHING); Molina singled to left [Rodriguez to third,
Nunez to second]; Mulder was called out on strikes; Eckstein
popped to first; 2 R, 5 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
grounded out (pitcher to first); Lane was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Taguchi grounded out (pitcher to first); Pujols
popped to shortstop; Edmonds grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Burke struck out; Everett grounded out (second to
first); Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Rodriguez singled to right; WHEELER REPLACED
EVERETT (PITCHING); BRUNTLETT REPLACED SPRINGER (PLAYING SS);
Grudzielanek struck out; Nunez forced Rodriguez (third to
second); Molina flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Bruntlett grounded out (pitcher to first); Taveras
grounded out (pitcher to first); Biggio grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: LUNA BATTED FOR MULDER; Luna popped to first;
Eckstein struck out (catcher to first); Taguchi flied to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED LUNA (PITCHING); Ensberg
homered; Berkman struck out; Lane struck out; LAMB BATTED FOR
BURKE; Lamb grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 10TH: BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); LAMB
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Pujols doubled to left; Edmonds out
on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Pujols to third]; BERKMAN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); LIDGE REPLACED LAMB (PITCHING);
PALMEIRO REPLACED WHEELER (PLAYING LF); Rodriguez out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Pujols scored]; Grudzielanek
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 10TH: Palmeiro grounded out (first unassisted); Ausmus
homered; Bruntlett struck out; Taveras grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 11TH: Nunez grounded out (catcher to first); Molina
grounded out (shortstop to first); MABRY BATTED FOR
ISRINGHAUSEN; Mabry flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 11TH: ELDRED REPLACED MABRY (PITCHING); Biggio doubled to
center; Ensberg grounded out (second to first) [Biggio to
third]; Berkman was walked intentionally; GIPSON RAN FOR
BERKMAN; Lane popped to second; VIZCAINO BATTED FOR LIDGE;
Gipson advanced to second because of defensive indifference
[Gipson to second]; Vizcaino struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 12TH: QUALLS REPLACED GIPSON (PITCHING); VIZCAINO
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Eckstein grounded out (second to
first); Taguchi grounded out (second to first); Pujols grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 12TH: Palmeiro walked; On a bunt Ausmus forced Palmeiro
(first to shortstop); Bruntlett flied to center; SCOTT BATTED
FOR TAVERAS; Scott walked [Ausmus to second]; Biggio flied to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 13TH: SCOTT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Edmonds
homered; Rodriguez grounded out (first to pitcher); Grudzielanek
doubled to right; Nunez reached on a fielder's choice
[Grudzielanek out at third (pitcher to third)]; Molina flied to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 13TH: TAVAREZ REPLACED ELDRED (PITCHING); Ensberg singled
to left; CHAVEZ BATTED FOR QUALLS; On a bunt Chavez forced
Ensberg (pitcher to shortstop); Lane singled to right [Chavez to
third]; Vizcaino was walked intentionally [Lane to second]; KING
REPLACED TAVAREZ (PITCHING); Palmeiro was hit by a pitch [Chavez
scored, Lane to third, Vizcaino to second]; ALBERTO REYES
REPLACED GRUDZIELANEK (PITCHING); SEABOL REPLACED KING (PLAYING
2B); Ausmus flied to right; Bruntlett singled to left [Lane
scored, Vizcaino to third, Palmeiro to second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5  13   1    9
 Astros           6   8   0   10


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