Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 28
Played on Thursday, May 4, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  2  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3  9  0
HOU N    0  0  0    2  1  1    0  0  x  -   4  6  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   5   0   1   1       0   0       1   6
Luna 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Wainwright p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bennett ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
Encarnacion rf                4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Rolen 3b                      3   1   2   0       1   0       1   4
Edmonds cf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Molina c                      2   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Taguchi lf                    3   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
  Miles ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Carpenter p                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiezio ph,2b               1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   3       2   3      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Luna-Eckstein-Pujols, Eckstein-Luna-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: Taguchi (5,off Pettitte); Rolen (6,off Pettitte).
HBP: Molina (1,by Pettitte).
GDP: Edmonds (4,off Pettitte).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Taguchi (3,2nd base off Pettitte/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   2       1   7
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Taveras cf                    2   1   1   1       1   0       4   0
Berkman 1b                    4   1   1   2       0   1      12   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   1   1   0       0   2       2   4
Wilson lf                     3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Lane rf                       3   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Everett ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       2   5
Pettitte p                    1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   4   6   4       2   7      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Everett-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Everett (6,off Carpenter); Ensberg (9,off Carpenter).
HR: Berkman (11,4th inning off Carpenter 1 on 0 out).
HBP: Taveras (1,by Carpenter).
GDP: Berkman (4,off Carpenter); Ausmus (1,off Carpenter).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carpenter L(3-2)              6     6   4   4   2   4   1  25
Wainwright                    2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        8     6   4   4   2   7   1  31

HBP: Carpenter (3,Taveras).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pettitte W(2-4)               6.2   7   3   3   1   1   0  28
Qualls                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Wheeler                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Lidge SV(11)                  1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9     9   3   3   2   3   0  38

HBP: Pettitte (1,Molina).

Umpires: HP - James Hoye, 1B - Ron Kulpa, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Chad Fairchild
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 37290


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Biggio              2b
2. Luna                2b        Taveras             cf
3. Pujols              1b        Berkman             1b
4. Encarnacion         rf        Ensberg             3b
5. Rolen               3b        Wilson              lf
6. Edmonds             cf        Lane                rf
7. Molina              c         Ausmus              c
8. Taguchi             lf        Everett             ss
9. Carpenter           p         Pettitte            p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein popped to third; Luna flied to right;
Pujols grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to third; Taveras walked [Biggio to
second]; Berkman grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Biggio to third, Taveras out at second];
Ensberg struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Encarnacion singled to right; Rolen forced
Encarnacion (second to shortstop); Edmonds singled to right
[Rolen to third]; Molina was hit by a pitch [Edmonds to second];
Taguchi doubled to left [Rolen scored, Edmonds scored, Molina to
third]; Carpenter grounded out (second to first); Eckstein
popped to third; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

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

CARDINALS 3RD: Luna grounded out (shortstop to first); Pujols
flied to center; Encarnacion singled to left; Rolen doubled to
left [Encarnacion to third]; Edmonds flied to center; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Everett grounded out (shortstop to first); Pettitte
flied to left; Biggio grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Molina grounded out (second to first); Taguchi
was called out on strikes; Carpenter grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Taveras was hit by a pitch; Berkman homered [Taveras
scored]; Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson
struck out; Lane struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Eckstein flied to center; Luna grounded out
(third to first); Pujols grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); Everett
doubled to left; Pettitte walked; Biggio struck out; Taveras
singled to left [Everett scored, Pettitte to second]; Berkman
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Encarnacion grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rolen walked; Edmonds grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Rolen out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Ensberg doubled to left; Wilson flied to right
[Ensberg to third]; Lane singled to right [Ensberg scored];
Ausmus grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Lane out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Molina singled to right; Taguchi forced Molina
(shortstop to second); SPIEZIO BATTED FOR CARPENTER; Taguchi
stole second; Spiezio grounded out (third to first); Eckstein
singled to center [Taguchi scored]; QUALLS REPLACED PETTITTE
(PITCHING); Luna grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: WAINWRIGHT REPLACED LUNA (PITCHING); SPIEZIO STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Everett popped to third; PALMEIRO BATTED
FOR QUALLS; Palmeiro grounded out (third to first); Biggio
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: WHEELER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Pujols
grounded out (second to first); Encarnacion flied to left; Rolen
singled to left; Edmonds struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
struck out; Ensberg was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); LIDGE
REPLACED WHEELER (PITCHING); RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR MOLINA;
Rodriguez singled to right; MILES BATTED FOR TAGUCHI; Miles
struck out; Spiezio walked [Rodriguez to second]; Eckstein flied
to center; BENNETT BATTED FOR WAINWRIGHT; Bennett forced Spiezio
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   9   0    8
 Astros           4   6   0    3


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