Houston Astros 7, St. Louis Cardinals 6
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    1  3  2    0  0  1  -   7 12  1
STL N    0  0  1    1  4  0    0  0  0  -   6 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   2
Taveras cf                    5   1   2   1       0   0       5   0
Ensberg 3b                    5   2   4   1       0   0       0   3
Berkman lf,1b                 5   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
Lamb 1b                       5   1   1   1       0   2       9   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lane rf                       4   0   2   1       1   0       1   0
Everett ss                    5   0   0   0       0   2       1   5
Ausmus c                      3   1   0   0       1   1       7   0
Backe p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Strickland p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scott ph                    1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bagwell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gipson lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   7  12   7       2   9      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Backe-Everett-Lamb, Everett-Biggio-Lamb.
E: Ensberg (15).

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (3,off Carpenter); Ensberg (30,off Isringhausen).
HR: Berkman (22,5th inning off Carpenter 1 on 2 out); Lamb (11,5th inning off
Carpenter 0 on 2 out).
SF: Biggio (3,off Carpenter).
Team LOB: 9.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   3   1   1   0       1   2       2   6
Edmonds cf                    4   0   1   2       0   1       2   0
Pujols 1b                     3   1   0   0       1   0       9   1
Walker rf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
  Schumaker pr,lf             0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Sanders lf                    4   2   2   3       0   1       1   0
  Mabry rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Molina c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Nunez 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Carpenter p                   2   2   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Gall ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Alberto Reyes p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taguchi ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6  10   6       2   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Pujols (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Grudzielanek (30,off Backe); Carpenter 2 (2,off Backe 2).
HR: Sanders 2 (20,4th inning off Backe 0 on 1 out,5th inning off Strickland
1 on 2 out).
SH: Eckstein (8,off Backe).
SF: Edmonds (4,off Backe); Walker (2,off Gallo).
GDP: Walker (9,off Backe); Pujols (19,off Backe).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe                         4.1   7   5   5   2   2   1  21
Gallo                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Strickland                    0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2
Springer                      2     2   0   0   0   2   0   8
Qualls W(6-4)                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Lidge SV(40)                  1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   6   6   2   6   2  38


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carpenter                     6     9   6   5   1   6   2  30
Alberto Reyes                 2     1   0   0   0   3   0   7
Isringhausen L(1-2)           1     2   1   1   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9    12   7   6   2   9   2  43

WP: Carpenter (5).

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Bill Hohn, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - Doug Eddings
Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance: 40616


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Biggio              2b        Eckstein            ss
2. Taveras             cf        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        Molina              c
8. Ausmus              c         Nunez               3b
9. Backe               p         Carpenter           p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to left; Taveras forced Biggio
(shortstop to second); Ensberg singled to center [Taveras to
second]; Berkman forced Ensberg (first to shortstop) [Taveras to
third, Berkman to first]; Lamb grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein walked; Edmonds flied to center; Pujols
walked [Eckstein to second]; Walker grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Pujols out at second]; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lane flied to left; Everett struck out; Ausmus
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Sanders struck out; Grudzielanek doubled to
right; Molina grounded out (shortstop to first) [Grudzielanek to
third]; Nunez lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe flied to right; Biggio struck out; Taveras
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Carpenter doubled to left; Eckstein reached on an
error by Ensberg on a sacrifice bunt [Carpenter to third,
Eckstein to first]; Edmonds hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Carpenter scored]; Pujols grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Eckstein out at second]; 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg singled to shortstop; Berkman reached on an
error by Pujols [Ensberg to second, Berkman to first]; Lamb was
called out on strikes; Lane singled to shortstop [Ensberg scored
(unearned), Berkman to second]; Everett struck out; Ausmus
walked [Berkman to third, Lane to second]; Backe struck out; 1 R
(0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Walker grounded out (third to first); Sanders
homered; Grudzielanek grounded out (third to first); Molina
singled to pitcher; Nunez struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Taveras
grounded out (second to first); Ensberg singled to left; Berkman
homered [Ensberg scored]; Lamb homered; Lane grounded out (third
to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Carpenter doubled; On a bunt Eckstein singled to
third [Carpenter to third]; Edmonds singled to right [Carpenter
scored, Eckstein to second]; Pujols forced Edmonds (third to
second) [Eckstein to third, Pujols to first]; GALLO REPLACED
BACKE (PITCHING); Walker hit a sacrifice fly to center [Eckstein
scored]; STRICKLAND REPLACED GALLO (PITCHING); Sanders homered
[Pujols scored]; Grudzielanek flied to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Everett flied to right; Ausmus struck out but
advanced to first on a wild pitch; SCOTT BATTED FOR STRICKLAND;
Scott doubled to right [Ausmus to third]; Biggio hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Ausmus scored]; Taveras singled to center [Scott
scored]; Ensberg grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 6TH: SPRINGER REPLACED SCOTT (PITCHING); Molina flied
to right; Nunez grounded out (pitcher to first); GALL BATTED FOR
CARPENTER; Gall singled to center; Eckstein was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 7TH: ALBERTO REYES REPLACED GALL (PITCHING); Berkman was
called out on strikes; Lamb struck out; Lane singled to right;
Everett flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 7TH: Edmonds struck out; Pujols grounded out
(shortstop to first); Walker singled to right; SCHUMAKER RAN FOR
WALKER; Sanders popped to catcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
6, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 8TH: SCHUMAKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MABRY
REPLACED SANDERS (PLAYING RF); Ausmus popped to shortstop;
BAGWELL BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Bagwell was called out on strikes;
Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 6, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 8TH: QUALLS REPLACED BAGWELL (PITCHING); Grudzielanek
struck out; Molina grounded out (shortstop to first); Nunez
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED ALBERTO REYES (PITCHING);
Taveras singled to third; Ensberg doubled to left [Taveras
scored]; Berkman flied to left; Lamb grounded out (shortstop to
first); Lane walked; Everett flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 9TH: BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); LIDGE
REPLACED LAMB (PITCHING); GIPSON REPLACED QUALLS (PLAYING LF);
TAGUCHI BATTED FOR ISRINGHAUSEN; Taguchi flied to center;
Eckstein struck out; Edmonds grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  12   1    9
 Cardinals        6  10   1    5


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