St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 2

Regular Season Game 136

Played on Saturday, September 3, 2005 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 - 4 11 0 HOU N 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 2 8 1

St. Louis CardinalsAB R H RBI BB SO PO AEckstein ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 Grudzielanek 2b 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 4 Pujols 1b 4 1 2 0 1 0 9 0 Edmonds cf 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 Walker rf 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 Taguchi lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 Molina c 3 0 2 2 1 0 10 0 Nunez 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 Carpenter p 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2Totals36 4 11 4 3 5 27 14FIELDING -DP:1. Eckstein-Pujols.BATTING -2B:Grudzielanek (29,off Springer).SH:Carpenter (9,off Springer).IBB:Pujols (22,by Springer).Team LOB:9.

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO ATaveras cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 Biggio 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 5 Ensberg 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 Berkman lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 Lamb 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 9 0 Scott rf 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 Everett ss 4 0 2 0 0 2 3 2 Ausmus c 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 Clemens p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Burke ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Strickland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vizcaino ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Driskill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0Totals33 2 8 2 2 8 27 10FIELDING -DP:1. Biggio-Everett.E:Ensberg (12).BATTING -2B:Berkman (31,off Carpenter); Lamb (11,off Carpenter); Scott (2,off Carpenter).HR:Berkman (15,6th inning off Carpenter 0 on 0 out).HBP:Biggio (16,by Carpenter).GDP:Berkman (14,off Carpenter).Team LOB:7.

PITCHING

St. Louis CardinalsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPCarpenter W(20-4) 9 8 2 2 2 8 1 36HBP:Carpenter (2,Biggio).

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPClemens 5 4 2 2 2 2 0 22 Strickland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Springer L(4-4) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 5 Gallo 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 Wheeler 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 Driskill 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4Totals9 11 4 4 3 5 0 40 Gallo faced 2 batters in the 8th inningWP:Clemens (2).IBB:Springer (3,Pujols).Umpires:HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Brian KnightTime of Game:2:35Attendance:42817 Starting Lineups: St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros 1. Eckstein ss Taveras cf 2. Grudzielanek 2b Biggio 2b 3. Pujols 1b Ensberg 3b 4. Edmonds cf Berkman lf 5. Walker rf Lamb 1b 6. Taguchi lf Scott rf 7. Molina c Everett ss 8. Nunez 3b Ausmus c 9. Carpenter p Clemens p CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein flied to center; Grudzielanek grounded out (pitcher to first); Pujols grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 1ST: Taveras flied to center; Biggio singled to left; Ensberg struck out; Berkman doubled to right [Biggio out at home (right to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. CARDINALS 2ND: Edmonds struck out; Walker grounded out (first unassisted); Taguchi singled to center; Molina walked [Taguchi to second]; Nunez forced Molina (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 2ND: Lamb doubled to left; Scott doubled to center [Lamb scored]; Everett singled to right [Scott to third]; Ausmus reached on a fielder's choice [Scott out at home (pitcher to third to catcher), Everett to second]; Clemens was called out on strikes; Taveras flied to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1. CARDINALS 3RD: Carpenter flied to right; Eckstein flied to center; Grudzielanek popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1. ASTROS 3RD: Biggio struck out; Ensberg walked; Berkman grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Ensberg out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 1. CARDINALS 4TH: Pujols singled to center; Edmonds grounded out (first unassisted) [Pujols to second]; Walker walked; Clemens threw a wild pitch [Pujols to third, Walker to second]; Taguchi reached on a fielder's choice [Pujols scored, Walker to third (error by Ensberg)]; Molina singled to third [Walker scored, Taguchi to second]; Nunez flied to center; Carpenter was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1. ASTROS 4TH: Lamb grounded out (pitcher to first); Scott lined to second; Everett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1. CARDINALS 5TH: Eckstein flied to left; Grudzielanek grounded out (second to first); Pujols singled to third; Edmonds grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1. ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus singled to left; BURKE BATTED FOR CLEMENS; Burke flied to center;Astros pitcher Roger Clemens left the game due to an injured leg;Taveras struck out; Biggio was hit by a pitch [Ausmus to second]; Ensberg forced Biggio (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1. CARDINALS 6TH: STRICKLAND REPLACED BURKE (PITCHING); Walker grounded out (first unassisted); Taguchi popped to shortstop; Molina grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 1. ASTROS 6TH: Berkman homered; Lamb grounded out (second to first); Scott walked; Everett singled to right [Scott to second]; Ausmus grounded out (second to first) [Scott to third, Everett to second]; VIZCAINO BATTED FOR STRICKLAND; Vizcaino grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2. CARDINALS 7TH: SPRINGER REPLACED VIZCAINO (PITCHING); Nunez singled to left; Carpenter out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Nunez to second]; Eckstein grounded out (second to first) [Nunez to third]; Grudzielanek doubled to center [Nunez scored]; Pujols was walked intentionally; GALLO REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Edmonds singled to left [Grudzielanek to third, Pujols out at third (left to third)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2. ASTROS 7TH: On a bunt Taveras grounded out (third to first); Biggio grounded out (third to first); Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2. CARDINALS 8TH: Walker singled to right; Taguchi singled to left [Walker to third]; WHEELER REPLACED GALLO (PITCHING); Molina singled to left [Walker scored, Taguchi to second]; Nunez lined into a double play to second [Taguchi out at second (second to shortstop)]; Carpenter was called out on strikes; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2. ASTROS 8TH: Berkman flied to center; Lamb popped to shortstop; Scott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2. CARDINALS 9TH: DRISKILL REPLACED WHEELER (PITCHING); Eckstein singled to left; Grudzielanek struck out; Pujols flied to center; Edmonds struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2. ASTROS 9TH: Everett struck out; Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); PALMEIRO BATTED FOR DRISKILL; Palmeiro was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2. Final Totals R H E LOB Cardinals 4 11 0 9 Astros 2 8 1 7

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