Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Regular Season Game 27
Played on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  1  1  -   4  6  0
HOU N    3  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  x  -   5 10  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       0   7
Rodriguez lf                  4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       9   0
Edmonds cf                    4   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
Encarnacion rf                3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Spiezio 3b                    4   1   1   1       0   2       1   0
Bennett c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
  Miles ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Luna 2b                       3   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Marquis p                     2   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Thompson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gall ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Falkenborg p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   6   4       0   6      24   9

BATTING - 
2B: Rodriguez (4,off Lidge).
HR: Spiezio (3,2nd inning off Oswalt 0 on 2 out); Pujols (15,7th inning off
Oswalt 0 on 0 out); Luna (2,8th inning off Oswalt 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Encarnacion (3,by Lidge).
GDP: Rodriguez (3,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Edmonds (3,2nd base off Lidge/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   2   1   0       1   1       1   2
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Taveras cf                    4   2   3   1       1   0       2   0
Berkman 1b                    5   1   3   3       0   1       9   3
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Wilson lf                     4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Lane rf                       3   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
Everett ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Oswalt p                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   5  10   5       5   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Oswalt-Everett-Berkman.
E: Ensberg (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman 2 (7,off Marquis,off Thompson); Ausmus (4,off Marquis).
3B: Taveras (2,off Marquis).
SF: Lane (1,off Marquis).
IBB: Everett (1,by Thompson).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Marquis L(3-3)                5.2   8   5   5   4   3   0  29
Thompson                      1.1   2   0   0   1   0   0   7
Falkenborg                    1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        8    10   5   5   5   5   0  39

IBB: Thompson (1,Everett).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(5-1)                 8     4   3   3   0   5   3  28
Lidge SV(10)                  1     2   1   1   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9     6   4   4   0   6   3  34

HBP: Lidge (1,Encarnacion).

Umpires: HP - Chad Fairchild, 1B - James Hoye, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Dale Scott
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 37305


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Biggio              2b
2. Rodriguez           lf        Taveras             cf
3. Pujols              1b        Berkman             1b
4. Edmonds             cf        Ensberg             3b
5. Encarnacion         rf        Wilson              lf
6. Spiezio             3b        Lane                rf
7. Bennett             c         Ausmus              c
8. Luna                2b        Everett             ss
9. Marquis             p         Oswalt              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein popped to catcher; Rodriguez struck out;
Pujols grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio walked; Taveras singled to right [Biggio to
second]; Berkman doubled to center [Biggio scored, Taveras
scored]; Ensberg singled to center [Berkman to third]; Wilson
was called out on strikes; Lane hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Berkman scored]; Ausmus walked [Ensberg to second]; Everett
flied to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 2ND: Edmonds grounded out (third to first);
Encarnacion struck out; Spiezio homered; Bennett grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Oswalt walked; Biggio flied to left; Taveras singled
to left [Oswalt to second]; Berkman flied to center [Oswalt to
third]; Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 3RD: Luna flied to right; Marquis struck out; Eckstein
reached on an error by Ensberg; Rodriguez flied to center; 0 R,
0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Wilson struck out; Lane flied to center; Ausmus
doubled to right; Everett flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Pujols popped to third; Edmonds grounded out
(first to pitcher); Encarnacion lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Oswalt grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
grounded out (second to first); Taveras walked; Berkman singled
to center [Taveras to third]; Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Spiezio grounded out (first unassisted); Bennett
grounded out (shortstop to first); Luna grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Wilson flied to right; Lane popped to third; Ausmus
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Marquis singled to center; Eckstein forced
Marquis (first to shortstop); Rodriguez grounded into a double
play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Eckstein out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Everett was called out on strikes; Oswalt grounded
out (shortstop to first); Biggio singled to center; Taveras
tripled to right [Biggio scored]; THOMPSON REPLACED MARQUIS
(PITCHING); Berkman doubled to left [Taveras scored]; Ensberg
flied to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: Pujols homered; Edmonds grounded out (second to
first); Encarnacion grounded out (third to first); Spiezio was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Wilson singled to right; Lane grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Wilson to second]; Ausmus flied to right
[Wilson to third]; Everett was walked intentionally; Oswalt
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: Bennett flied to right; Luna homered; GALL BATTED
FOR THOMPSON; Gall struck out; Eckstein flied to right; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: FALKENBORG REPLACED GALL (PITCHING); Biggio struck
out; Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 9TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); LIDGE
REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Rodriguez doubled to center; Pujols
flied to center [Rodriguez to third]; Edmonds singled to right
[Rodriguez scored]; Edmonds stole second; Encarnacion was hit by
a pitch; Spiezio struck out; MILES BATTED FOR BENNETT; Miles
grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        4   6   0    3
 Astros           5  10   1   10


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