Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 158
Played on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  1  0  -   3  8  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   0   1   0       1   2       2   0
Biggio 2b                     5   1   1   1       0   0       1   2
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Berkman lf,1b                 4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Lamb 1b                       3   1   1   0       1   0       6   1
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Lane rf                       4   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
Everett ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
Oswalt p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Gipson lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bagwell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Burke lf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   8   3       2   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ausmus-Everett.

BATTING - 
HR: Lane (25,6th inning off Morris 1 on 2 out); Biggio (25,8th inning off Marquis
0 on 0 out).
HBP: Ausmus (5,by Morris).
GDP: Biggio (10,off Morris).
Team LOB: 8.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Edmonds cf                    4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0      11   1
Walker rf                     4   1   3   0       0   0       3   0
  Taguchi rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sanders lf                    3   0   1   1       1   1       2   0
  Schumaker pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Nunez 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Marquis p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Molina c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       5   1
Morris p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Mabry 3b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       33   1   8   1       1   8      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols.
E: Eckstein (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Walker (20,off Oswalt); Sanders (12,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Eckstein (8,2nd base by Oswalt/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(19-12)               7     8   1   1   0   7   0  28
Lidge SV(39)                  2     0   0   0   1   1   0   6
Totals                        9     8   1   1   1   8   0  34


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morris L(14-10)               6     5   2   2   1   3   1  25
Marquis                       2     1   1   1   0   1   1   7
Tavarez                       1     2   0   0   1   1   0   6
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   5   2  38

HBP: Morris (8,Ausmus).

Umpires: HP - Doug Eddings, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Bill Hohn, 3B - Bruce Dreckman
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 40260


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras grounded out (second to first); Biggio flied
to right; Ensberg singled to left; Berkman grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein singled to center; Edmonds was called
out on strikes; Pujols popped to first; Walker singled to center
[Eckstein to second]; Sanders struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lamb grounded out (first to pitcher); Lane grounded
out (shortstop to first); Everett singled to right; Ausmus was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Grudzielanek grounded out (third to first); Nunez
grounded out (first to pitcher); Molina singled to center;
Morris grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Oswalt grounded out (catcher to first); Taveras
singled to right; Biggio grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Taveras out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Eckstein grounded out (second to first); Edmonds
singled to center; Pujols flied to left; Walker singled to right
[Edmonds to third]; Sanders forced Walker (shortstop to second);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg flied to center; Berkman popped to
shortstop; Lamb walked; Lane popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Grudzielanek grounded out (shortstop to first);
Nunez struck out; Molina struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Everett flied to left; Ausmus was hit by a pitch; On
a bunt Oswalt reached on a fielder's choice [Ausmus to second
(error by Eckstein; assist by Morris)]; Taveras was called out
on strikes; Biggio flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Morris was called out on strikes; Eckstein
singled to shortstop; Edmonds was called out on strikes while
Eckstein was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Ensberg popped to third; Berkman was called out on
strikes; Lamb singled to right; Lane homered [Lamb scored];
Everett grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols flied to right; Walker doubled to center;
Sanders doubled to right [Walker scored]; Grudzielanek struck
out; Nunez flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: MARQUIS REPLACED NUNEZ (PITCHING); MABRY REPLACED
MORRIS (PLAYING 3B); Ausmus grounded out (first unassisted);
Oswalt grounded out (third to first); Taveras was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Molina flied to right; Mabry flied to right;
Eckstein grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Biggio homered; Ensberg flied to right; Berkman
grounded out (second to first); Lamb grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); LIDGE
REPLACED LAMB (PITCHING); GIPSON REPLACED OSWALT (PLAYING LF);
Edmonds flied to center; Pujols flied to center; Walker grounded
out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: TAGUCHI REPLACED WALKER (PLAYING RF); TAVAREZ
REPLACED MARQUIS (PITCHING); Lane flied to left; Everett struck
out; Ausmus singled to center; BAGWELL BATTED FOR GIPSON;
Bagwell singled to second [Ausmus to third]; Taveras walked
[Bagwell to second]; Biggio forced Taveras (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); BURKE
REPLACED BAGWELL (PLAYING LF); Sanders walked; SCHUMAKER RAN FOR
SANDERS; Schumaker was picked off first (pitcher to first);
Grudzielanek grounded out (third to first); RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR
TAVAREZ; Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   0    8
 Cardinals        1   8   1    6


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