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 Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein 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   2
Totals                       36   4  11   4       3   5      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Eckstein-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: Grudzielanek (29,off Springer).
SH: Carpenter (9,off Springer).
IBB: Pujols (22,by Springer).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras 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   0
Totals                       33   2   8   2       2   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
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 Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carpenter W(20-4)             9     8   2   2   2   8   1  36

HBP: Carpenter (2,Biggio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Clemens                       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   4
Totals                        9    11   4   4   3   5   0  40

Gallo faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Clemens (2).
IBB: Springer (3,Pujols).

Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Brian Knight
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 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


Data courtesy of Retrosheet